Artemi Panarin has a mild groin strain and will not return

Update: David Quinn said that holding him out was more precautionary than anything else. (NYR)

The Rangers have announced that Artemi Panarin will not return to tonight’s game after suffering a mild groin strain in the second period.

Panarin scored a PP goal for the Rangers in the second period and played 13 minutes, had two shots, 1 shot attempt blocked, 1 shot that missed the net, two giveaways and one blocked shot.





He played 8:36 in the first period and 4:24 in the second with 9:18 of his 13 minutes coming at even strength and 3:42 coming on the PP.