Grabner (personal) will be back in the Rangers’ lineup on Thursday.
Grabner missed Tuesday’s game because he was back in Austria attending a funeral, but will be back in for Jimmy Vesey (upper-body) tonight. Grabner has picked up 13 goals and four assists (17 points) in 26 games this season.
Vesey was injured late in in Tuesday’s loss in Brooklyn and is listed as day-to-day. Tuesday was a rough night for the Rangers, who lost two other players in addition to Vesey. Michael Grabner will be back in the lineup for Vesey.
Vesey (upper-body) is listed as day-to-day but will travel to Winnipeg.
Vesey is apparently dealing with an upper-body injury after Tuesday’s game and is questionable for Thursday’s game in Winnipeg. He will travel with the team, but there’s no guarantee that he will play.
Raanta allowed two goals on 20 shots in the Rangers’ loss to the Senators on November 27th. Henrik Lundqvist started the last four games, but they’ll go back to Raanta tonight in Winnipeg. In his three starts outside of New York, Raanta has gone 3-0-0 with a 1.67 GAA and .953 SV%, but the Jets have gone 4-1-1 in their last six.
Nash left Tuesday’s game after tweaking his groin and did not return.
Nash picked up one assist in 8:13 TOI before leaving last night’s game with groin injury. The Rangers are headed to Winnipeg for Thursday’s game and Nash is expected to travel with the team, but Nicklas Jensen has been recalled and could play if Nash is out.
The Rangers have recalled Nicklas Jensen from Hartford (AHL).
Jensen, 23, has picked up eight goals and seven assists (15 points) in 21 games with Hartford this season. Both Rick Nash and Matt Puempel left last night’s game with injuries, so Jensen has been recalled and will travel to Winnipeg and Chicago with the team.
Lundqvist allowed two goals on 28 shots in the Rangers’ win over the Hurricanes on Saturday. Lundqvist has won three of his last four while posting a 2.51 GAA and .924 SV% and he will make his 20th start tonight. In his first start against the Islanders, King Henrik stopped 25 of 28 shots in a 5-3 win.
Lundqvist is expected to start Tuesday in Brooklyn.
Lundqvist allowed two goals on 28 shots in the Rangers’ win over the Hurricanes on Saturday. Lundqvist has won three of his last four while posting a 2.51 GAA and .924 SV% and he is expected to make his 20th start tonight. In his first start against the Islanders, King Henrik stopped 25 of 28 shots in a 5-3 win.
Lundqvist allowed four goals on 34 shots in the Rangers’ loss in Buffalo on Thursday. Lundqvist was on the wrong end of some bad bounces in Buffalo, but has now lost four of his last six starts while posting a 3.04 GAA and .902 SV%. Today he faces the Hurricanes for the third time—he is 1-1-0 with a 2.52 GAA and .898 SV% in the first two meetings.
Clendening has been a healthy scratch for 11 straight games, but tonight he will replace Kevin Klein in the lineup on Thursday. Clendening will play with Brady Skjei at even strength and on the second power-play unit.
Lundqvist allowed two goals on 28 shots in the Rangers’ win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday. After a three-game losing streak, Lundqvist has won his last two, which gives him 11 in 18 games so far this season. Lundqvist will start in Buffalo—he has gone 4-3-0 with a 2.31 GAA and .922 SV% outside of Madison Square Garden this year.