Zibanejad looking to return Wednesday provides vague injury update

Zibanejad and Panarin (AP)

Mika Zibanejad took part in today’s practice but David Quinn isn’t ready to let him go yet. As of right now per the coach, he is targeting a Wednesday return.

Getting Closer

It looks like the Rangers top center will make his return this week, after missing a month of action. As to what the injury is, well Zibanejad wasn’t saying.

Mika’s comments today do lend to speculation that this wasn’t just a neck injury and possibly a concussion. As we have been writing, there are at least 5 documented concussions in his career. The NHL is sounding more and more like the NFL everyday with regards to injury reports.

Game Notes

Henrik Lundqvist gets the nod tonight and Boo Nieves will center the 4th line in place of injured Greg McKegg.

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