With recent NHL trade rumors circulating that the New York Rangers could trade backup goalie Alexander Georgiev, a trade may have to be put on hold as the Blue Shirts have lost Igor Shesterkin with a lower-body injury.
Georgiev has been unhappy in New York with his playing time and being a backup to Shesterkin. Now he will have a chance to prove himself.
Shesterkin was playing his way to a shutout, with 19 saves before leaving at 5:08 of the third period last night after appearing to suffer a right leg injury stretching out face-down in the crease.
Shesterkin was not putting any weight on his leg as he was leaving the ice and was extremely frustrated about the injury. Let’s hope this is a short-term injury. From the video below, it appears to be a groin injury.