Igor Shasterkin was furious after the collision at Rangers training

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If it happens during the season, one would imagine there would be a bigger backlash than when Igor Shasterkin slammed his stick into the windshield after limping slightly after hitting the goalmouth a second time in the Rangers’ opening training camp. . Thursday.

Apparently no damage was done, as the netminder remained on the network without incident until the end of the session. However, if this trend continues, the coaching staff may want to redshirt Shasterkin in a non-contact manner to conclude that the team’s most valuable player is off limits.

After all, it recalls a time when shooters routinely fired at Henrik Lundqvist in drills led by John Tortorella, who taunted a reporter (guess three ) who privately advised the king to leave the next gate. when it happened

The first time, Adam Sikora was guilty of brushing Shasterkin. The runner-up of 2022 immediately showed the global sign of “my bad”. Jared Tinordi took out the netminder the next time on defense against a Johnny Brodzincsi drive to the net.

It is hockey. things happen There was no malice in either case. Players cannot be expected to tiptoe. But here there must be some underlying criteria for correctness. No one is going to earn a roster spot by running to or into the blue these first four days of competition.

Johnny Brodzinski collides with Igor Shesterkin during Rangers practice on September 22, 2022.
Johnny Brodzinski collides with Igor Shesterkin during Rangers practice on September 22, 2022.
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Igor Shesterkin during Rangers training on September 22, 2022.
Igor Shesterkin during Rangers training on September 22, 2022.
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“Obviously you’re a little worried and you hope he’s OK,” head coach Gerard Gallant said before revealing he’s talked to his players about the dos and don’ts of camp. I had told them before we started that there would be no outside fights and no big hits.

We want to see skills, talent and [to] Play Fast There are four days of practice and then they play exhibition games so you can play those games much harder. I want the guys to show some speed, skill and flair.

“These [scrimmages] The coach said. They mean getting in shape and getting ready for the season. They will not eliminate our team in the next few days, trust me.

Igor Shusterkin gets his teeth checked after a collision at Rangers practice on Sept. 22, 2022.
Igor Shusterkin gets his teeth checked after a collision at Rangers practice on Sept. 22, 2022.
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The Rangers have protected Shasterkin well for most of the season after being sloppy in an early November contest at the Garden where the Panthers ran through China with impunity. As you may recall, a three-day minicamp followed during a random break in the schedule, prompting a reset and subsequent 10-1-0 surge.

That brings us conveniently to Ryan Reaves, certainly not only the club’s stalwart, but the only Ranger who might be considered a tone-deaf performer.

The 35-year-old winger worked in a unit with Turner Elson and Patrik Khodorenko on Thursday. Other fourth-line candidates, Jimmy Vesey and Dryden Hunt, join Gustav Rydahl, who is bidding for a spot as a fourth-line center. In direct competition, 28-year-old Swede Ryan Carpenter skated between Brennan Osman and Julien Gauthier.

Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin slams his stick against the glass after being hit by a teammate during practice on September 22, 2022.
Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin slams his stick against the glass after being hit by a teammate during practice on September 22, 2022.
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Igor Shasterkin slams his stick against the glass during a Rangers practice on Sept. 22, 2022.
Igor Shasterkin slams his stick against the glass during a Rangers practice on Sept. 22, 2022.
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Reaves was a staple in last year’s lineup, providing veteran leadership on and off the ice. He was responsible for injecting a great personality into the show. But he was also hitless in six of the final 24 games of the regular season and, more importantly, in Games 5 and 6 of the Tampa series. A roster spot is assured, but it’s unclear whether No. 75 will be an automatic in the lineup.

“We’ve got new guys here looking for opportunities to make the team and you never know what’s going to happen, but I’m not going to focus on that,” No. 75 told The Post. “If I did, I’d kind of turn my head into a pretzel that I don’t need.

I didn’t play my best against Tampa, fair enough [on being scratched]. But this was last year. In Vegas, I was scratched for the last game [2018] I got my best contract in the final of the FA Cup and the next season. So I don’t read about it.

“If I don’t have a spot, I’m going to earn it,” Reeves said. And if I do, I’ll keep it.”

Net-crashers beware.

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