Rangers place goalie Igor Shesterkin on IR following lower body injury

Igor Shesterkin Rangers close up white jersey

Igor Shesterkin Rangers close up white jersey

After suffering a lower body injury in Friday night’s win over the San Jose Sharks, Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin has actually now been put on IR.

The 25-year-old netminder will require to remain a minimum of one week from Friday night, making him disqualified for the Rangers’ next 3 video games versus the Chicago Blackhawks (two times) and Colorado Avalanche. The Rangers would then see if Shesterkin is healthy enough to return next Friday versus the Buffalo Sabres. The Rangers have 8 video games amount to in the next 13 days.

Shesterkin left the video game in the 3rd duration Friday without putting much, if any, weight on his leg, though head coach Gerard Gallant stated later on that the injury was a small one and “not as bad as it looks.”

The previous fourth-round choice has actually been exceptional for the Blueshirts in net this season, publishing a 13-3-2 record with one nothing, a .937 save portion and 2.05 objectives versus average.

In the meantime, the Rangers will depend on Alexandar Georgiev to manage the majority of the responsibilities in the crease, though the group likewise contacted goalie Adam Huska from the Hartford Wolf Load.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.