The first injury scare of the Rangers season has arrived with Mika Zibanejad injured and day to day with an upper body injury. Per Vince Mercogliano, the injury looked a little scary with Zibanejad favoring his right arm. It likely looked worse than it was, especially with Peter Laviolette not looking overly concerned, but it’s still scary to see the Rangers’ 1C noted in an injury so early in camp.
Oh, boy. Not sure exactly how it happened, but they just had to stop play because Mika Zibanejad was hunched over in pain. Looked like he was favoring his right arm and went to the bench very gingerly. #NYR
— Vince Z. Mercogliano (@vzmercogliano) September 24, 2023
Zibanejad was not in tonight’s lineup, so there won’t be any changes there. The Blueshirts play again on Tuesday and Thursday, so we might not see Zibanejad until Thursday just as a precaution. There’s no need to rush him back from injury in September.