Staal (hip) is on the ice for warmups; expected to play in Los Angeles.
Catenacci will be a healthy scratch on Sunday.
Staal (hip) will be a game-time decision on Sunday.
Grabner (illness) will be back in the Rangers lineup on Sunday.
Lundqvist will start Sunday in Los Angeles.
Source: @NYRangers 01/21/18, 8:39 pm EST
Lundqvist leads the Rangers onto the ice for warmups.
Shattenkirk will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus and will be out indefinitely.
Shattenkirk, who has been ice cold on the Rangers blueline recently, will be sidelined for an extended period of time after suffering a meniscus tear. Ryan McDonagh will obviously be pushed back up to the first power-play and Anthony DeAngelo was recalled this morning and was practicing on PP2 in Friday’s practice.
The Rangers have recalled Daniel Catenacci from Hartford (AHL).
Catenacci hasn’t done much in Hartford this season, picking up just 10 points (2G / 8A) in 23 games. The former third-round pick was a three-time 70-point player in his OHL days but has yet to top 30 points in four AHL seasons.
The Rangers have recalled Anthony DeAngelo from Hartford (AHL).
DeAngelo has picked up 13 points (2G / 11A) in 29 games with Hartford this season and returns to the Rangers where he had one assist in eight games earlier this year. DeAngelo’s call-up suggests he replace with Steven Kampfer or Brendan Smith in Saturday’s lineup while Marc Staal works back from a hip flexor injury.
The Rangers have assigned Lias Andersson to Hartford (AHL).
Andersson spent the first half of the season playing for Frolunda in Sweden before captaining team Sweden to a Silver medal in the World Juniors. The summer’s No.7 overall pick had 14 points (7G / 7A) in 22 games with Frolunda and will provide a big boost to the Wolf Pack and potentially the Rangers later in the season.
Staal (hip flexor) will not play on Thursday.
Staal left Tuesday’s game with a hip flexor injury and is considered day-to-day. Staal will be out against the Sabres, so Steven Kampfer will draw back into the lineup.
Source: @NYRangers 01/17/18, 1:16 pm EST
Lundqvist will start Thursday vs. the Sabres.
Lundqvist turned aside 25 of 26 shots in the Rangers win over the Flyers on Tuesday. Lundqvist has gone 3-2-0 with a 2.30 GAA and .933 SV% in five starts and one relief appearance in January. It draws a great matchup tonight vs. the Sabres—he stopped 31 of 33 shots in a 3-2 OT win in his first start against Buffalo.
Staal left Tuesday’s game with a hip flexor injury and did not return.
Staal departed the game early in the third period after playing 14:09 and did not return. “We’ll know more Wednesday,” head coach Alain Vigneault said post-game as he did not have an update on the veteran defenseman. It doesn’t sound like injury is overly serious, but he should be considered questionable for Thursday’s game vs. the Sabres.
Lundqvist will start Tuesday vs. the Flyers.
Lundqvist allowed four goals on 46 shots in the Rangers loss in Pittsburgh on Sunday. It was a busy weekend for King Henrik, who had to come in in relief of Ondrej Pavelec the night before. Overall, he stopped 58 of the 64 shots (.906 SV%) that he faced in the two losses and will look to get back in the win column tonight vs. the Flyers. Lundqvist is 13-5-2 with a 2.44 GAA and .921 SV% on home ice this season.
McDonagh (back) is expected to be back in the Rangers lineup on Tuesday.
McDonagh missed Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh because he said his backed tightened up on him late in Saturday’s game vs. the Islanders. McDonagh was back on the Rangers second power-play unit this morning, so look for him to replace with Brendan Smith or Steve Kampfer in the lineup tonight. McDonagh is still searching for his first goal of the season, but is tied for 10th among defensemen in assists (19).
The Rangers reassigned Boo Nieves to Hartford (AHL).
Nieves failed to record a point in his last four games and had nine points (1G / 8A) and plus-6 rating in 28 games during his time with the Rangers. Peter Holland will take his spot on the roster as Nieves returns to Hartford, where he has two goal and one assist in seven games.
Source: @NYRangers 01/16/18, 9:47 am EST
The Rangers recalled Peter Holland from Hartford (AHL).
Holland, who has appeared in 243 career NHL games with the Ducks, Maple Leafs and Coyotes has spent the entire 2017-18 season in the AHL to this point. He started the year in Laval before being acquired by the Rangers and going to Hartford—overall he has 13 goals and 20 assists (33 points) in 36 AHL contests and could make his Rangers debut on Tuesday.
Source: @NYRangers 01/16/18, 9:38 am EST
McDonagh (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision on Sunday.
Source: @NYRangers 01/14/18, 1:03 pm EST
Hayes (contusion) will not be in the Rangers lineup on Sunday.
Source: @NYRangers 01/14/18, 1:03 pm EST
Lundqvist will start Sunday in Pittsburgh.
Source: @NYRangers 01/14/18, 1:02 pm EST