IRKevin Shattenkirk
D NYR
5 days ago

Shattenkirk was back on the ice Thursday and should be completely ready to go by training camp, Jon Lane of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shattenkirk's first season with his hometown team was a disappointing one, as a meniscus tear in his left knee ended the offensive-minded blueliner's campaign early. He had surgery to repair the injury Jan. 22 and appears to be well on his way to a full recovery from that procedure. Having a healthy Shattenkirk in 2018-19 would be a major boon to both fantasy owners and the young Rangers squad around him, so hopefully he can avoid any setbacks moving forward.

IRKevin Shattenkirk
D NYR
2 months ago

Shattenkirk (knee) remains on schedule in his rehab and he'll resume skating in approximately one month, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The New York native last played Jan. 18 -- missing the final 36 games -- but there's been nothing to suggest that the star defenseman will get off to a late start in training camp. Shattenkirk recorded 23 points (five goals, 18 assists) over 46 contests as part of his debut season in The Big Apple, and with any luck in the health department, he could revert to being one of the premier fantasy options at the blue-line position.

IRKevin Shattenkirk
D NYR
3 months ago

Shattenkirk (knee) should be healthy enough to take part in next season's training camp.

EDGE Analysis

This comes as positive news for Shattenkirk, who sat out the final 36 games of the season due to injury. While the Boston University product didn't live up to his $6.65 million cap hit, he didn't have a bad season either, logging 23 points in 46 games. Despite his defensive deficiencies, as long as Shattenkirk continues to skate upwards of three minutes per game on the power play, he'll be a useful player to fantasy owners.

IRKevin Shattenkirk
D NYR
4 months ago

Shattenkirk (knee) has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Shattenkirk, whose hometown is located 20-some miles away from Madison Square Garden, mercilessly puts an end to his debut campaign with the Rangers. The star blueliner finishes with five goals, 18 assists -- including 12 power-play points -- through 46 games. The low volume of games makes it look like Shattenkirk had a poor season, but his 0.5 PPG output actually trumped his career average. Look for Shattenkirk to come at a bargain price in fantasy drafts this fall. He's under contract with New York until the 2020-11 campaign, and a modified no-trade, no-move clause was included in the terms of the deal.

IRKevin Shattenkirk
D NYR
4 months ago

Shattenkirk (knee) skated and he "feels good" according to head coach Alain Vigneault, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

The last update we got on Shattenkirk was that he had suffered a setback that would keep him from being able to skate for a few days. As such, the fact he's back to skating and reportedly feeling good is an encouraging sign. The 29-year-old is expected to return before the season ends, but time is running out.

IRKevin Shattenkirk
D NYR
4 months ago

Per coach Alain Vigneault, Shattenkirk has suffered a minor setback which will prevent him from skating "for a few days."

EDGE Analysis

Shattenkirk is still expected to return this season, but time is running out with only 12 games remaining on New York's schedule. Returning to practice with his teammates will mark the next big step in the 29-year-old blueliner's recovery, so the Rangers should release another update on Shattenkirk's status once that occurs.

IRKevin Shattenkirk
D NYR
4 months ago

Shattenkirk (knee) has joined the team for its two-game road trip beginning in Tampa Bay on Thursday, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Alain Vigneault indicated Tuesday that Shattenkirk could be back in the next couple of weeks, suggesting that he's unlikely to rejoin the lineup despite traveling. However, it's certainly an encouraging sign that he's feeling good enough to travel with the club. More information on the blueliner should surface as he draws closer to a return, but it's best to consider him out until he gets a full practice or two under his belt.

IRKevin Shattenkirk
D NYR
4 months ago

Shattenkirk (knee) took to the ice Tuesday for the first time since sustaining his injury, with Rangers coach Alain Vigneault noting that the defenseman could be back in a couple of weeks, NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The power-play quarterback has missed the past 20 games, but with the Blueshirts already out of the playoff race, there's likely no urgency in getting him back into the fold -- you know, outside of the fact that his presence helps with ticket sales and that he's costing the Rangers a cool $6.65 million per season. Having torn his meniscus, Shattenkirk had to pause his debut campaign with New York after notching 23 points (five goals, 18 assists) to supplement 12 power-play points over 46 appearances.

IRKevin Shattenkirk
D NYR
5 months ago

Shattenkirk (knee) is now off crutches.

EDGE Analysis

Shattenkirk opted for surgery to repair a torn meniscus. It's been nearly three weeks since his last game played, but there still isn't a clear timetable for the puck-moving rearguard's return. Still, if at all possible, you're going to want to hang onto a guy who collected five goals and 18 assists prior to going under the knife.

IRKevin Shattenkirk
D NYR
6 months ago

Shattenkirk will be out indefinitely with a torn meniscus in his knee which will require surgery.

EDGE Analysis

This helps explain why Shattenkirk had been playing so poorly. Since the calendar flipped to 2018, the prized defenseman has just one point -- an assist -- to go along with a minus-8 rating. Look for the Blueshirts to recall a player from AHL Hartford, as Shattenkirk almost assuredly will be placed on injured reserve in the coming days. No reinforcement option will be able to replicate the hometown boy's impressive work on the man advantage -- he's added 12 power-play points while averaging 3:11 of ice time in that special teams spot -- or his half-point-per game pace.