5:06 PM: Fox is going on LTIR which means he will be out either 10 games
or and 24 days. (Seravalli)
10 games would see Fox able to return on 11/29a against Detroit, which is also roughly four weeks.
Domginue was called up because Igor Shesterkin was slightly injured last night. Jonathan Quick was scheduled to start tomorrow anyway. (Seravalli)
Chytil is going on IR and so he will be out for at least a week. (Rosen)
5:05 PM: Louis Domingue and Connor Mackey have been called up and Barclay Goodrow will not play tomorrow so that he can be with his wife as she gives birth. (NYR)
4:19 PM: Arthur Staple writes that Fox is believed to be dealing with an injury that will keep him out 2-4 weeks. (The Athletic)
He adds that Chytil is believed to be dealing with a head injury.(The Athletic)
12:02 PM: The Rangers have called up Jonny Brodzinski from Hartford.
He has six goals and five assists so far this season in Hartford.
The Rangers did not practice today.
Adam Rotter: Brodzinski being out means that Chytil will likely miss tomorrow’s game in Minnesota. TBD if Brodzinski enters the lineup or if he will be a spare forward and Tyler Pitlick will go back in.
I think the Rangers would be smart to take it slow with Fox and make sure that he returns at 100%. He’s too important to rush him back to play an extra game or two. Luckily the Rangers have breaks in their schedule coming up and only five games between now and November 18th.
Update: 5:08 PM: Last night’s game certainly took a big toll on the Rangers. They will be without Fox for almost all of November, Chytil is likely to miss some time and even though he played the rest of the game and was terrific, Igor Shesterkin was banged up in the first period and it’s enough of an issue that they need to call up Domginue. With their next game on Tuesday, after tomorrow, maybe they are just letting Igor Shesterkin have a full night off rather than needing him on the ice in the morning for the morning skate and then during warmups and then on the bench as the backup. Shesterkin, like Fox, is not someone that you mess around with injury-wise. If he needs to miss a couple of games to get back to 100% then it’s worth it in the long run.
Fox going on LTIR is also for salary cap reasons. The Rangers were basically at the salary cap and couldn’t call up any other players after Brodzinski and so Fox going on LTIR was needed for them to make other moves.
None of this is ideal and hopefully Shesterkin will only miss a game or two, but luckily the Rangers hot start gives them a tiny bit of a cushion.