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Mika Zibanejad will not return with an upper body injury

10:20PM: David Quinn said after the game:

  • Update on Mika, “It’s upper body, day to day.”
  • On the hit on Mika, “I didn’t really see it…it’s for the league to decide, I have no comment.”
  • It’s not a head/concussion issue, “no, no.”

8:10PM: Mika Zibanejad will not return to tonight’s game against Boston with an upper body injury. (NYR)

Zibanejad took a hit from Patrice Bergeron at 17:13 of the first period.

He played one more shift after being hit, 34 seconds to end the first period.


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During that final shift, according to the NHL’s official play by play sheet, Zibanejad lost a faceoff to Bergeron (18 seconds left) and hit David Pastrnak with 5 seconds left.

The Rangers are already without Jesper Fast who missed the game for personal reasons.