Shesterkin (undisclosed) has been deemed unfit to play in Saturday's Game 1 against the Hurricanes, The Athletic's Rick Carpiniello reports.

This news comes as a complete surprise, as Shesterkin was considered the front-runner to be in goal against Carolina after starting Wednesday's exhibition against the Islanders. At this point, it isn't clear how long the 24-year-old netminder will be sidelined, but Henrik Lundqvist will take over as New York's No. 1 netminder until Shesterkin is cleared to return.

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