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Kevin Shattenkirk Appears To Be A Healthy Scratch For The New York Rangers

10/09/2018 at 4:55pm EDT

from Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post,

Less than a week into the Rangers season, less than a week into David Quinn’s tenure as coach, and this is what it has come to: Kevin Shattenkirk as a healthy scratch.

The veteran defenseman is more than likely to be benched for the team’s Garden match against the Sharks on Thursday night, with Quinn’s team 0-3-0 and failing to gain any traction. Thus far, Shattenkirk has been more of a problem than answer, struggling to find his game following offseason knee surgery.

“You have to learn from it, obviously. I’m not a guy that would take that the wrong way and mope about it,” Shattenkirk said after Tuesday’s practice about the coming benching. “It’s the NHL; if you’re not playing well, there are guys that are playing well. Tony DeAngelo played a phenomenal game the [Sunday] night [in Carolina]. He’s earned a spot on the roster. I think all the ‘D’ have earned a spot on the roster, and I’m probably the guy that needs to fight a little bit harder to get my spot back. It’s on me, for sure.

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