New York Rangers lineup versus Avalanche sees return of Libor Hajek

Igor Shesterkin will be the starter for the New York Rangers lineup tonight against the Colorado Avalanche and his former backup Alexandar Georgiev.

Also coming back to the lineup will be defenseman Libor Hajek, who will replace Zac Jones for this contest.

Here’s today’s game and broadcast info:

New York Rangers (3-2-1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (3-2-1)
Date/Time: October 25, 2022 at 8:00 PM ET
Arena: Madison Square Garden
Radio: ESPN 98.7

New York Rangers injury report:

“Hopefully Fil’s out short-term,” Gerard Gallant said. “We’ll see how long it’s going to take, but we’ll put Goodrow in that spot”

Chytil, 23, has 3 points (2G – 1A) in 6 games this season.

New York Rangers transactions report:

  • None

New York Rangers lineup vs Avalanche

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Apr 25, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Igor Shesterkin #31 of the New York Rangers is congratulated by teammates Libor Hajek #25 after the win over the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden on April 25, 2021 in New York City.The New York Rangers defeated the Buffalo Sabres 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Elsa/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers lineup will have Igor Shesterkin getting the start in net.

Shesterkin, 26, is 3-0-1 to start the season with a solid 2.75 GAA and a .901 SV%. For his career against the Colorado Avalanche, he’s 1-0-0 with a .906 SV% and a 3.03 GAA.

Here’s a look at the lineup for tonight:

  • Kreider – Zibanejad – Kakko
  • Panarin – Trocheck – Lafrenière
  • Vesey – Goodrow – Kravtsov
  • Blais– Carpenter – Reaves
  • Lindgren – Fox
  • Miller – Trouba
  • Hajek – Schneider
  • Shesterkin
  • Halak

Hajek, 24, will play his second game of the season. His last match was on October 14, in a 4-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets. In that game, he played 13:45 with no points, 1 hit, and a -1 rating.

“We’re playing the Stanley Cup champs [tonight] and I’m sure we’ll be ready,” Gallant said. “But you’ve got to play good hockey to win in this league.”

The Blueshirts are looking to close out their 4 game homestand on a positive note as they are 1-1-1 to date. New York is also playing a back-to-back with a game against the New York Islanders at UBS Arena tomorrow.

Rangers Game Notes

  • NYR all-time vs Avs 41-37-7-7
  • Artemi Panarin has points in his last seven games (2G-7A) against the Avs

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