Laviolette On How He Rearranged Line-up After Injury News

Alexender Camilo
November 4, 2023  (4:10 PM)

The Rangers are going to be shorthanded for a while due to the injuries of defenseman Adam Fox and Filip Chytil Thursday night.

Even Igor Shesterkin is day-to-day. However, that hasn't deterred head coach Peter Laviolette one bit.
He spoke to the media today on how he rearranged the line-ups in wake of the injury news.
"We're really trying to make as little moves as possible. I think Gus has handled that situation, Lindy is a guy we count on to play big minutes and shut down teams. Foxy has done a great job with him. But there has to be some moves made because of what happened last game. Gus is an experienced defenseman. He can skate, he can defend, he can make good plays coming out of our end. So this is a starting point for them. We're trying to not move things a lot, not shake things up a lot. And this is where it sits."

We won't know the official line-up until closer to game time. However, beat writer Mollie Walker gave a good guess on what to expect.
Recalled forward Jonny Brodzinski, explains what he believes he could contribute to the team:
"Obviously I'm coming into a hot team, so I'm trying to take what these guys have been doing here and try to just gel right into it."

Eager to see what he can do on the ice tonight. There is still no exact timetable on when Fox Or Chytil, will be able to return.
But what is certain, Fox will be ineligible to return to the team for at least 10 games, and 24 days due to his placement on long term injury reserved. Soonest he could return is November 29, against the Detroit Red Wings.
Chytil is ineligible to play for seven days due to his placement on injury reserved. The soonest he could return is November 12, against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
However, these are best case scenarios until we hear official statements from the Rangers organization.
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