Zuccarello (groin) will not play Monday vs. the Canucks.
Zuccarello missed the Rangers two-game road-trip and will miss his third straight game tonight. This leaves the Rangers without Zuccarello and Pavel Buchnevich on the right-side. Filip Chytil could move up the Rangers’ lineup for the time being.
Lundqvist will start Monday vs. the Canucks.
Lundqvist surrendered three goals on 31 shots in the Rangers 3-2 overtime loss in Detroit last Friday. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Lundqvist, who will make his 14th start of the season tonight. The 36-year-old is 4-3-0 with a 2.27 GAA and .932 SV% in seven starts at Madison Square Garden this season.
Buchnevich will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken thumb.
Buchnevich, who has served as a healthy scratch a few times, started playing well right before getting hurt. Buchnevich picked up two goals and two assists in his last three games, but will miss at least one month after suffering a broken thumb on Saturday. This leaves the Rangers without two of their best right-wingers, Buchnevich and Mats Zuccarello.
Source: @NYRangers 11/12/18, 9:57 am EST
Smith will be a healthy scratch on Saturday.
Source: @NYRangers 11/10/18, 5:52 pm EST
Claesson will be back in the Rangers lineup on Saturday.
Lettieri will be a healthy scratch on Saturday.
McLeod will be back in the Rangers lineup on Saturday.
Georgiev will start Saturday in Columbus.
Source: @NYRangers 11/10/18, 5:50 pm EST
Assigned to Hartford (AHL)
The Rangers have assigned Boo Nieves to Hartford (AHL).
Nieves has not played this season because of a concussion but will go to Hartford to get back to game speed. Nieves had 21 points (8G / 13A) in 40 games with the Wolf Pack last year.
Howden (upper-body) will return to the Rangers lineup on Friday.
Howden missed Tuesday’s game vs. the Canadiens, but was back on the ice this morning and will play Friday in Detroit. Howden has three goals and six assists (nine points) in 14 games this season.
Lundqvist will start Friday in Detroit.
Lundqvist allowed three goals on 34 shots in the Rangers win over the Canadiens on Tuesday. Lundqvist has rattled off three straight wins, turning away an impressive 101 of 108 shots (.935 SV%) that he has faced. Tonight he takes on a Red Wings team that is heating up, winning four of their last five games while averaging 3.8 goals for per game.
Zuccarello is day-to-day with a groin strain.
Zuccarello left Tuesday’s game vs. the Canadiens early, playing just 14:53 TOI in the win. Zuccarello is day-to-day and is very likely to miss Friday’s game in Detroit and Saturday’s game in Columbus.
Source: @NYRangers 11/8/18, 11:25 am EST
Andersson will draw into the Rangers lineup on Tuesday.
Source: Dan Rosen 11/6/18, 6:22 pm EST
Lettieri will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday.
Source: Dan Rosen 11/6/18, 6:22 pm EST
Lundqvist will start Tuesday vs. the Canadiens.
Lundqvist stopped 39 of 40 shots in the Rangers win over the Sabres on Sunday. Lundqvist has won two straight while stopping an impressive 70 of 74 shots (.946 SV%). Tonight King Henrik will try to keep things rolling vs. the Habs on home-ice. Lundqvist is 3-3-0 with a 2.15 GAA and .935 SV% in six starts at Madison Square Garden.
Source: Dan Rosen 11/6/18, 6:31 pm EST
The Rangers have recalled Lias Andersson from Hartford (AHL).
Andersson was the Rangers No.7 overall pick in 2017 and had two points (1G / 1A) in a brief seven-game stint with the Rangers last season. He started this year in Hartford and has picked up 12 points (4G / 8A) to rank second on the team in points through 14 games.
Howden is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
Howden was forced to leave Sunday’s game vs. Buffalo with an upper-body injury and was not on the ice for Monday’s practice. The Rangers will recall Lias Andersson from Hartford (AHL) to take Howeden’s spot on Tuesday.
Lundqvist will start Sunday vs. the Sabres.
Source: Jan Levine 11/4/18, 5:29 pm EST
Spooner will come out of the Rangers lineup because of a lower-body injury.
Source: Dan Rosen 11/4/18, 5:27 pm EST