NY Rangers lineup vs Isles starts Igor Shesterkin in net, Vitali Kravtsov back

The NY Rangers lineup tonight versus the NY Islanders will see Igor Shesterkin back in net. In addition, Vitali Kravtsov will return from his latest injury and hoping to stay healthy when the game is over.

“I feel great,” Kravtsov said. “I’m going to build the confidence. Play well, help the team, help myself. Play hard and fast. I’m feeling much better right now than a week or a month ago.”

Ryan Lindgren remains out on defense. Julien Gauthier will miss his first game after sustaining an upper-body injury on Sunday.

Here’s tonight’s game and broadcast info:

New York Rangers (6-4-3) vs. New York Islanders (8-5-0)
Date/Time: November 8, 2022 at 7:00 PM ET
Arena: Madison Square Garden
TV: MSG
Radio: ESPN 98.7

New York Rangers injury report:

NY Rangers lineup vs Isles

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Apr 6, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Vitali Kravtsov #74 of the New York Rangers skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden on April 06, 2021 in New York City.Mandatory Credit: Bruce Bennett/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

Igor Shesterkin is looking to rebound from his first regulation loss of the season against the Bruins last week. The 26 year-old netminder is 6-1-2 with a 2.41 GAA and a .916 SV% in 2022-23.

For his career against the Islanders, Shesterkin is 1-6-1 and has an .889 SV% with a 3.03 GAA. He’ll be looking to start a winning streak against the NY Rangers arch rivals tonight.

Here’s the expected NY Rangers lines and d-pairs:

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

Note: Updated based on MSG broadcast

Gerard Gallant indicated that he’d like to reunite K’Andre Miller with Jacob Trouba. With Ryan Lindgren still day-to-day, Libor Hajek may get some time with Adam Fox.

Kravtsov, 22, will be playing his first game since being injured against the Dallas Stars on October 29 missing the last 4 contests. He’s still searching for his first point on the year and has only played in 4 games.

NY Rangers Game Notes

  • NYR all-time versus 134-124-19-10
  • NYR have struggled vs the Isles at home 1-6 in their last 7
  • NYR are 2-0-1 in Tuesday night games this season
  • Artemi Panarin will play in his 200th game with the Rangers

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