Lundqvist stopped all 21 shots that he faced in the Rangers 5-0 shutout win over the Habs on Sunday. It was a nice bounce-back performance after a loss to the Lightning on the previous Monday. He has gone 3-2-3 with a 1.82 GAA and .936 SV% in November.
On Wednesday, McDonagh (shoulder) skated with the Rangers for the first time since his injury.
McDonagh has been doing some skating by himself, but today was the first time he has skated with the team since separating his should on November 1st. McDonagh is expected to return to the Rangers blue line in early-December.
Lundqvist was scheduled to start on Friday, but the game was postponed, so he will make his first start since last Monday where he allowed five goals on 30 shots in a loss. He has lost four of his last five despite posting a 2.34 GAA and .926 SV%.
McDonagh (shoulder) is on target to return in two weeks.
McDonagh, who skated for the first time since being injured on Tuesday, was back on the ice by himself on Wednesday. McDonagh said that he is “coming along” and confirmed that he is on track to return in about two weeks. McDonagh should miss about 5-7 more games.
Talbot allowed five goals on 31 shots in the Rangers 5-4 loss to the Maple Leafs on November 8th. The Rangers are 1-2-2 in their last five games behind Henrik Lundqvist, so Talbot will get a chance to pick up his first win of the season tonight vs. the Flyers. Philly ranks third in the NHL in scoring, but are a .500 team, making Talbot a decent spot-start option in a quiet night in the NHL.
Lundqvist stopped all 33 shots for an impressive 5-0 shutout win over the Penguins on Tuesday. After a rough start to the year, King Henrik has settled in and now holds a 2.55 GAA and .914 SV% through 12 outings this season. Get him in your lineup vs. a struggling Avs squad.
Boyle (hand) appears to be ready to go for Thursday.
Boyle was back in practice again on Wednesday and practiced on the top pair with Marc Staal as well as taking part in power-play drills, both good signs that he will be in the lineup when the Rangers take on the Avalanche.
The Rangers have recalled Jesper Fast from Hartford (AHL).
Fast, 22, has one goal and eight assists in 11 games with Hartford this season. He will be in the Rangers fourth line with Dominic Moore and Tanner Glass. He has yet to record a point in three games with the Rangers.