Jooris will miss 3-4 weeks due to a separated shoulder.
Jooris left Wednesday’s game vs. the Bruins after separating his shoulder in just three minutes of playing time. Jooris could miss up to one month and he will be replaced by Pavel Buchnevich in the lineup on Friday.
Buchnevich (back) practiced on Wednesday; expected to play on Friday.
Buchnevich will miss his fifth consecutive game with a back injury, but he reportedly worked very hard in practice on Wednesday and is expected to return to the lineup on Friday. Buchnevich has one assist and four shots in two games this season.
Miller missed Tuesday’s practice but was on the ice for the morning skate and will be in the lineup on Wednesday. Miller had one goal and seven shots after being moved into the top-6 because of Chris Kreider’s injury. He makes for a solid daily choice tonight vs. the Bruins.
Kreider (neck) remains day-to-day; not expected to play on Wednesday.
Kreider missed Tuesday’s practice and is not expected to be in the lineup on Wednesday. If Kreider doesn’t play, expect J.T. Miller to remain in the Rangers’ top-6. Monitor Kreider’s status during the morning skate, just to be sure he is not available.
Lundqvist will be in goal on Wednesday vs. the Bruins.
Lundqvist allowed two goals on 29 shots in the Rangers win over the Coyotes on Sunday. King Henrik has now won two in a row and has won three of his first five starts while posting a 2.42 GAA and .901 SV%. Lundqvist makes for a great option tonight—he takes on a Bruins team without their two regular goalies coming in on the tail-end of a back-to-back.
Lindberg (hip) will return to the Rangers’ lineup on Sunday.
Lindberg missed the first five games of the season as he recovered from offseason hip surgery. Lindberg will take Chris Kreider’s (neck) spot in the lineup and is expected to skate on a line with Brandon Pirri and Josh Jooris.
Lundqvist allowed two goals on 28 shots in the Rangers win in Washington last night. Despite starting yesterday, Lundqvist will go again tonight vs. the Coyotes. He has won two of his first four starts while posting a 2.53 GAA and. 891 SV% and he draws a solid matchup this evening.
Clendening is expected to be a healthy scratch on Sunday.
Clendening has one assist while averaging 16:48 TOI in the firs five games of the season, but he played a season-low 11:55 last night and will come out of the lineup with Dan Girardi (groin) returning tonight.
Girardi (groin) is expected to return to the lineup on Sunday.
Girardi has missed the last three games with a groin injury, but it looks like he will return tonight vs. the Coyotes. Girardi has one assist in two games and will replace Adam Clendening in the lineup.
Girardi (groin) will not play on Saturday; could play Sunday.
Girardi has missed the Rangers’ last two games and will miss his third consecutive on Saturday. However, he it doesn’t sound like he will be out much longer and could return to the lineup as soon as Sunday.