Igor Shesterkin clears COVID-19 protocols, will likely start vs. the Sharks
Newsday Sports’ Colin Stephenson reports that Igor Shesterkin was the first goalie off the ice at practice today.
Georgiev stayed on the ice very late today, fwiw
— Colin Stephenson (@ColinSNewsday) January 13, 2022
Generally, the first goalie off the ice will start in the net. Shesterkin cleared COVID-19 protocols earlier on Thursday, which sent Keith Kinkaid to the taxi squad.
Shesterkin hasn’t played since January 2. He landed in COVID-19 protocols shortly before the Rangers’ game against the Golden Knights on January 6.
Shesterkin leads the NHL with a .936 save percentage, and his 2.09 goals-against average ranks fourth.
Earlier in the day, Shesterkin was a notable snub for the All-Star game.
Hockey is just better when its stars are playing, and Shesterkin has established himself as such. Whenever a player returns, that is of his caliber, head over to Fanduel Sportsbook and see if you can find an edge in the odds.