Claesson (shoulder) will miss 2-to-3 weeks, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports. The defenseman is on injured reserve, according to the NHL's official media site, Claesson was dropped against the boards by Islanders enforcer Matt Martin on Saturday. The Swede has been fearless in his own right, accumulating 53 hits and 30 blocked shots over 26 games, so the hope is that this injury doesn't alter his shutdown approach when he ultimately returns.
Claesson (shoulder) will not play Sunday in Columbus and will undergo an MRI on Monday, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports. Claesson was injured in Saturday's contest against the Islanders and apparently it's serious enough to hold him out for at least one contest. The 6-foot-1 Swede has five points in 26 games this season.
Claesson sustained an apparent shoulder injury in Saturday's game against the Islanders, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports. Claesson made a beeline to the dressing room after Islanders winger Matt Martin drove him into the boards in the third period. The defenseman wasn't able to finish the game, but he compiled a blocked shot, two hits and a minor penalty (slashing) over 15 minutes of ice time in the 2-1 road win.
Claesson finished with one shot in 15:15 of ice time in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to Columbus. Claesson was quiet while receiving by far the least ice time of any Rangers defenseman -- the other five all skated over 18 minutes. With New York rotating seven healthy bodies for six spots on the blue line, it wouldn't be surprising to see Anthony DeAngelo jump out of the press box at Claesson's expense when the team next takes the ice Saturday in Nashville.
Claesson (upper body) is no longer listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site. Claesson has missed the Rangers' last nine games due to an upper-body injury, but he should be good to go for Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets. The 25-year-old blueliner has gone scoreless while averaging 15:50 of ice time through four games this campaign.
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