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The Rangers made big news on Friday by announcing that their big, summer free agent acquisition, Kevin Shattenkirk, would be out indefinitely following knee surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his knee. Larry Brooks of the New York Post shed some more light on the matter, indicating that he will be having the surgery on Monday and that he was playing with the injury throughout the season:
Shattenkirk knee surgery on Monday. Torn meniscus. Has been playing through it all season. Out indefinitely.
— Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) January 19, 2018
The Rangers called up Tony DeAngelo from Hartford Wolf Pack to fill his spot in the lineup. The offensively gifted defenseman had one point in eight games with the Blueshirts before being sent down to the Wolf Pack earlier in the season. This is as big a chance as any for DeAngelo who has had trouble sticking in NHL lineups so far in his career.