Six Day Break Couldn't Come At Better Time For The Injury Depleted Rangers

Alexender Camilo
November 9, 2023  (3:09 PM)

I don't think there is a team in the league this season, that has been hit with the injury bug as badly as the Rangers have.

It's all started with the injuries of defenseman Adam Fox, center Filip Chytil, and goaltender Igor Shesterkin, in the 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on November 2nd.
Fox and Chytil have both exited the game and been placed on long term injured reserve and injured reserve respectively.
Shesterkin would finish the game, but the following day, it was reported he was day-to-day with minor soreness.
Jonathan Quick has had to answer the call the previous two games. But yesterday, it was reported Quick was also day-to-day with minor soreness.
So that marks two goaltenders, the Rangers top defensemen, and second center in a span of a week. Lovely.
Thankfully, after Sunday's match-up against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Rangers won't have a scheduled game to play, until November 18th, against the New Jersey Devils, which will be a six day rest period.
Some of the guys should be able to come back after this break.
Head coach Peter Laviolette, was also asked about holding out the players until after the break:
"I do think that comes at a good spot... We can reassess & take a look at it at that point, but that doesn't necessarily mean that everybody's out through that."

Of course Adam Fox will not be returning, as he is ineligible to play until November 29th, due to his placement in long term injured reserve.
If the Rangers can hold strong, tonight against the Minnesota Wild, and Sunday against Columbus, we will be close to full strength and be able to take the league by storm until Fox's eventual return.
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