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Monday, October 21, 2013
'Maintenance day' for Lundqvist

By Katie Strang

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.

Also not on the ice is Rick Nash, who has been sidelined for almost two weeks now from a concussion suffered in the Rangers' 9-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks October 8.

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.