Kevin Shattenkirk to be a healthy scratch against Detroit

Kevin Shattenkirk will be a healthy scratch for the Rangers tonight. (NYR)

On why Shattenkirk is sitting, David Quinn said “a little bit of slippage in his play over the course of the last few weeks. I think he has been a little frustrated with his PP play, putting too much pressure on himself and I think that sometimes that effects the rest of his game. I just think it was the right thing to do for tonight.” (NYR)

Brendan Smith will move back to defense and pair with Brady Skjei.