Adam Fox injury will be back after break, may miss All-Star Game

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Jan 24, 2022; New York, New York, USA; The New York Rangers celebrate the New York Rangers defenseman Adam Fox (23) winning goal during shootouts against the Los Angeles Kings at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers placed defenseman Adam Fox on IR before Henrik Lundqvist Night. The stint requires a minimum stay of 7 days. That will mean missing Sunday’s matinee against the Kraken and Tuesday’s game versus the Panthers.

New York will not play again until after the All-Star Game at home against the Bruins on February 15. One thing was made clear by Rangers head coach Gerard Gallant is that Fox will be back for that contest.

“If [an injury] was going to happen, it’s perfect timing,” Rangers coach Gerard Gallant said via NHL.com. “We fully expect him to be back after the break.”

Adam Fox may miss the All-Star Game

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Oct 14, 2021; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Adam Fox (23) loose back against the Dallas Stars during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL All-Star Game will take place on Feb. 5 in Las Vegas. Festivities begin the day before with the All-Star Skills Competition.

It will be a celebration of the next generation of stars after 18 of the 36 players named to represent their respective divisions by the league’s hockey operations department were chosen for the showcase contest for the first time.

Adam Fox was one of those first-timers, but this upper-body injury puts his debut in doubt.

Early in the third period of the Rangers’ 5-3 loss to Columbus, Fox was pinned up against the boards in what appeared to be an innocent play. However, as soon as he was released he gingerly skated to the bench in discomfort. He went to the locker-room and did not return.

Fox, 23, has recorded 136 points in 169 NHL games to go along with a +53 rating and only 60 penalty minutes. The native of Jericho, LI shocked the hockey world by winning the Norris Trophy for best defenseman in his sophomore season. A feat only accomplished by one other rearguard, Hall of Famer Bobby Orr.

This season, he has 47 points in 44 contests which leads all NHL blue-liners in scoring.

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