The New York Rangers took a huge blow when they lost top forward Chris Kreider due to a blood clot in his arm, but now, things have gotten way worse for the club.
It has been announced that star defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk suffered a torn meniscus and will undergo surgery on Monday. He is expected to be out indefinitely.
To deal with the loss of Shattenkirk, the Rangers have recalled defenseman Tony DeAngelo and forward Daniel Catenacci from the AHL farm club. They have also assigned forward Lias Andersson to the Wolf Pack.
Shattenkirk recorded five goals and 23 points in 46 games for the Rangers this season after signing a four-year deal worth nearly $27 million with New York on July 1.
He has been dealing with the injury before the 2017-18 season even started.
He was drafted in the first round, 14th overall, by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2007 NHL Draft. Shattenkirk has amassed 73 goals and 321 points in 536 regular-season games for the Avs, St. Louis Blues, Washington Capitals and Rangers.