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Zibanejad is expected to return to the Rangers lineup on Wednesday.

Zibanejad has missed the last 13 games but was a full participant in Tuesday's practice and is expected to play Wednesday vs. the Hurricanes. Zibanejad skated with Chris Kreider and Pavel Buchnevich and will look to build off of a strong start to the season--he had 11 points (4G / 7A) in his first nine games.

Source: Rick Carpiniello 11/26/19, 4:54 pm EST

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Zibanejad (upper-body) will miss at least three more games.

Zibanejad will not play Tuesday vs. the Penguins and will not travel to Florida, so the earliest he could return is next Wednesday vs. the Capitals. The Rangers have for 4-1-1 in the first six games without Zibanejad and Filip Chytil has four goals on 12 shots since being called up to replace Zibanejad.

Source: Vince Mercogliano 11/11/19, 1:40 pm EST

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Zibanejad (upper-body) will not play Monday; possible for Wednesday's game vs. the Red Wings.

Zibanejad will miss his third straight game with an upper-body injury on Monday but is "making progress," according to head coach David Quinn. "He had another good day today," Quinn told reporters. "He's still day-to-day" and "we'll see" when asked about a potential return on Wednesday. The Rangers have played well without Zibanejad, thanks to new-found chemistry between Artemi Panarin and Ryan Strome and the impressive play from Filip Chytil, who was recalled from Hartford (AHL).

Source: Vince Mercogliano 11/4/19, 11:31 am EST

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Zibanejad (neck) will not play on Saturday.

The Rangers will stick with the same lineup on Saturday, which means Zibanejad will miss his second straight game. Rangers' head coach David Quinn announced that Zibanejad's injury is in the "neck area." Filip Chytil played very well in Zibanejad's absence, so expect them to make sure he's 100 percent before re-inserting him into the lineup in a November game.

Source: Anthony Rieber 11/1/19, 1:09 pm EST

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Zibanejad (upper-body) is questionable to play Tuesday.

Zibanejad suffered an upper-body injury on Sunday and was not on the ice for Monday’s practice. Brett Howden was bumped up into the top-6 and Ryan Strome was on the first power-play unit after Zibanejad got hurt. Look for them to play expanded roles and for Jesper Fast (personal) to replace him in the lineup if Zibanejad can’t play.

Source: Vince Mercogliano 10/28/19, 1:31 pm EST

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Zibanejad is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Zibanejad was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Bruins following a hit from Patrice Bergeron. Head coach David Quinn said that Zibanejad's injury "isn't a concussion" and added that it's just an "upper-body" issue and that he is "day-to-day." It looks like Zibanejad avoided serious injury but he remains questionable for Tuesday's game against the Lightning.

Source: Brett Cyrgalis 10/28/19, 9:45 am EST

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Zibanejad (concussion) skated on Monday but has not been cleared for contact.

Zibanejad was on the ice for the Rangers morning skate but will miss his sixth straight game tonight. Zibanejad has not been cleared for contact and head coach Alain Vigneault said he will need at least one practice before getting back in the lineup.

Source: @NYRangers 12/11/17, 7:38 am EST

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