GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, who took blame for the team's 4-0 shutout loss to the Devils on Saturday, is not on the ice with the team Monday. According to the Rangers, Lundqvist is taking a "maintenance day."
The team has three days before its next match, a road game against the Flyers on Thursday, so Lundqvist has a chance to catch his breath, clear his mind and regroup.
Because of the Rangers' injury-depleted lineup (and general lack of offense), the team recalled Chris Kreider Sunday in addition to Brandon Mashinter and goaltender Cam Talbot. Kreider is skating on a line with Derek Stepan and Brad Richards during practice drills.