Kakko (illness) will be a game-time decision on Saturday.
Kakko was a late-scratch in Tampa Bay on Thursday but could play Saturday in Florida. Kakko's return to the lineup would be a welcome sight for the Rangers because the rookie has heated up, scoring five goals in his last seven games.
Lundqvist will start Saturday in Florida.
Lundqvist allowed four goals on 19 shots after replacing Alexandar Georgiev in the Rangers blow-out loss in Tampa Bay on Thursday. Dating back to the middle of October, Lundqvist has gone 3-2-1 with an ugly 3.45 GAA and .910 SV%. It doesn't get any easier in Florida, where the Panthers are averaging 3.71 goals per game.
Georgiev will start Thursday in Tampa Bay.
Georgiev got back in the crease on Tuesday and stopped 30 of 32 shots in the Rangers overtime win over the Penguins. Georgiev has won three of his last four with a 2.48 GAA and .920 SV% but draws a terrible road matchup in Tampa Bay--the Lightning are 2-1-1 while scoring 3.00 goals per game in their four home games.
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.
Georgiev will start Tuesday vs. the Penguins.
Georgiev surrendered six goals on 30 shots in the Rangers loss to the Senators on October 4th. Henrik Lundqvist started the last three games but Georgiev will make his seventh appearance on Tuesday night. The 23-year-old is 1-2-1 with a 3.60 GAA and .887 SV% at Madison Square Garden this season and catches a break with Sidney Crosby, Patric Hornqvist and Kris Letang out of the Penguins lineup.
Lundqvist will start Sunday vs. the Panthers.
Staal underwent a surgical procedure for an infection in his ankle; will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
Staal returned to the lineup for the last two games but will miss at least two weeks after undergoing a procedure on his ankle. Brady Skjei will replace Staal on Sunday if he is healthy enough to play.
Source: Dan Rosen 11/9/19, 12:14 pm EST
Andersson will be back in the Rangers lineup on Thursday.
Andersson was a healthy scratch vs. the Red Wings last night but will play Thursday in Carolina. Andersson has been limited to a fourth-line role this season and he has turned it into just one assist and seven shots on goal in 12 games.
Source: @NYRangers 11/7/19, 5:39 pm EST
Lundqvist will start Thursday in Carolina.
Lundqvist stopped 35 of 36 shots in the Rangers win over the Red Wings last night. It was his first start since October 27th, so he should be better equipped to start on back-to-back nights than most netminders. Still, a road matchup vs. the Hurricanes is as bad as it gets right now, so you can leave Lundqvist on your bench tonight.
Source: @NYRangers 11/7/19, 5:45 pm EST
Lindgren will be a healthy scratch on Wednesday.
After coming up from the AHL, Lindgren appeared in three straight games but will be scratched in favour of Marc Staal on Wednesday.
Source: @NYRangers 11/6/19, 3:44 pm EST
Andersson will be a healthy scratch on Wednesday.
Andersson has just one assist in 12 games this season and will come out the lineup vs. Detroit. The Rangers will take the opportunity to get Greg McKegg some playing time tonight, having him replace Andersson in the lineup.
Source: @NYRangers 11/6/19, 3:42 pm EST
McKegg will slot back into the Rangers lineup on Wednesday.
McKegg has been a healthy scratch for the last three games but will replace Lias Andersson on Wednesday. An easy matchup vs. the Red Wings will allow the Rangers to play some players who haven't been playing lately. McKegg has no points in five games this season.
Source: @NYRangers 11/6/19, 3:40 pm EST
Staal will be back in the Rangers lineup on Wednesday.
Staal was a healthy scratch for the last three games but will replace Ryan Lindgren in the lineup on Wednesday. Staal, who has a career-high of just 29 points (2010-11), doesn't bring any offence to the table at this point in his career, collecting just one goal in his first nine games of the 2019-20 season.
Source: @NYRangers 11/6/19, 3:37 pm EST
Zibanejad (upper-body) will miss at least two more games.
Zibanejad will not play Wednesday vs. the Red Wings but also won't travel to Carolina for Thursday's game. Look for Zibanejad to return on Sunday at the earliest. Ryan Strome will continue to centre the first line with Zibanefad sidelined.
Source: Dan Rosen 11/6/19, 3:13 pm EST
Lundqvist will start Wednesday vs. the Red Wings.
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).
Georgiev will start Monday vs. the Senators.
Georgiev stopped 32 of 33 shots in the Rangers 2-1 win in Nashville on Saturday. Georgiev has been great lately, winning back-to-back starts while posting a .968 SV% and that has earned him a third-straight start on Monday. He is 1-1-1 with a 2.57 GAA and. 921 SV% at Madison Square Garden and will face an Ottawa team that is 3-8-1 while averaging 2.58 goals per game (25th in the NHL).
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.
Georgiev will start Saturday in Nashville.
Georgiev allowed one goal on 30 shots in the Rangers win over the Lightning on Tuesday. It was a terrific outing for the young netminder, who had a pretty solid month of October, going 2-2-1 with a 2.56 GAA and .924 SV%. As well as he has played, he'll be in tough on Saturday. Nashville is 6-1-2 on home ice and leads the NHL in goal-scoring (4.08 GF/gm).
Staal will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday.
It is the first time in Staal's 13-year NHL career that Staal will serve as a healthy scratch. Ryan Lindgren was called up for Hartford and will dress in Staal's place.