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Kevin Shattenkirk | Defenseman | #22

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (14) / COL
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Kevin Shattenkirk (knee) is expected to resume skating in roughly a month.
Shattenkirk's recovery is on schedule and thus we assume he's still expected to be available for the start of training camp. He wasn't able to play beyond Jan. 18 due to the injury. May 24 - 2:07 PM

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Kevin Shattenkirk, who hasn't played since Jan. 18 due to a knee injury, considered playing in the Worlds, but ultimately decided against it.

Shattenkirk decided it would be better for his knee to give it more rest. Had the Rangers made the playoffs though, he would have pushed himself to play even if his knee still isn't 100%.
Apr 10 - 11:07 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk (knee) should be available for the start of training camp.

Shattenkirk hasn't played since Jan. 18 after undergoing surgery for a meniscus tear in his knee. He finished his first campaign with the Rangers with five goals and 23 points in 46 games.
Source: NY Post
Apr 10 - 9:02 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk (knee) won't return this season.

The Rangers have decided to shut him down for the remainder of the year. He hasn't played since Jan. 18 after he underwent surgery for a meniscus tear in his knee.
Mar 27 - 1:11 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk (knee) participated fully in practice Friday.

Shattenkirk is hoping to play at least once before the season ends on April 7. He suffered a setback a week-and-a-half ago but is back on the ice. He suffered his torn meniscus during training camp and played on it for close to four months before everyone decided that surgery was necessary before the All-Star game. He had five goals and 23 points in 46 games but will be a 50-point player next season if he can remain healthy. Draft him accordingly.
Source: NY Post
Mar 24 - 9:02 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk skated before practice on Monday.

Shattenkirk needed to take some time off from skating last week after he incurred a setback from his knee surgery. He has not played since January 18 but hopes to return before the end of the season.
Source: NY Post
Mar 20 - 9:01 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk (knee) has suffered a minor setback, according to coach Alain Vigneault.

Shattenkirk won't skate for a few days as a result. He was getting close to a potential return before this recent hiccup. Shattenkirk hasn't played since Jan. 18 after he suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee.
Mar 13 - 1:04 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk (knee) took part in the morning skate Tuesday.

"He's been skating for a while," coach Alain Vigneault said. "He's coming along. I think him and 'Rammer' (Rangers athletic trainer Jim Ramsay) have sort of narrowed down here, a plan for him to play. We're looking at the next couple weeks, here." Shattenkirk is close to being available to return after missing 20 games with a torn meniscus in his left knee.
Mar 6 - 3:26 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk (knee surgery) skated Sunday.

Shattenkirk underwent knee surgery in mid-January and is still hopeful of returning before the end of the season but with the Rangers floundering and not going to the post-season, that does not make a lot of sense. Shattenkirk has five goals and 23 points in 46 games, a far cry from what the Rangers and poolies expected from him this season.
Source: NY Post
Feb 26 - 7:54 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk (knee surgery) is no longer using crutches.

Shattenkirk underwent surgery in mid-January for a meniscus tear in his knee. He's hoping to return "down the stretch," but there's no guarantee that he will in fact be able to play again this season.
Feb 7 - 1:09 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk (knee surgery) has started to engage in upper-body exercises.

Shattenkirk is still on crutches, but this is a first step towards his recovery. It's not clear if he'll be able to return before the end of the regular season.
Jan 31 - 2:12 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk will undergo surgery for a meniscus tear in his knee.

Shattenkirk is out indefinitely as a result. He was apparently hurt in September and has been trying to play through the injury up until now. He's still hoping to return "down the stretch," but it's not yet clear if he has any realistic chance of being able to do so. He has five goals and 23 points in 46 games while averaging 20:16 minutes this season, but he's also struggled lately with an assist and minus-nine rating over his last 13 contests. His absence will be a big blow to the Rangers, but it sounds like he should come back in better condition than he has been this season.
Jan 19 - 12:14 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk has not scored in 28 games.

Shattenkirk is in a horrible slump as he has only three assists in his last 17 games. He met with coach Alain Vigneault during the bye week and the coach wanted Shattenkirk to be more aggressive with the puck and not less. "Just had a good chat with AV, and we just talked about how I wasn’t playing aggressive enough," Shattenkirk said. "That’s making plays out of our ‘D’ zone and finding those little breakout passes, making possession plays that makes our team look fast. And then joining the rush." We are not sure how this is working out as Shattenkirk is a minus-five in the two games since. He has five goals and 23 points with a minus-13 rating in 44 games. That's not good.
Source: NY Post
Jan 15 - 7:52 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk hasn't scored a goal in 26 games.

Shattenkirk recorded his fifth goal back on Nov. 6 and he hasn't found the back of the net since then. He has also only contributed five assists in the past 17 contests.
Jan 8 - 4:51 PM

It seems fair to say that Capitals coach Barry Trotz isn't Kevin Shattenkirk's biggest fan.

Washington acquired Shattenkirk ahead of the squad's 2017 playoff run, but he didn't end up working out. "I think everybody thought of him as a 1-2 [defenseman], and he really wasn’t," Trotz said of Shattenkirk. "He was a little lower." Shattenkirk ultimately left the Capitals when his contract expired and signed with the New York Rangers. That's worked out far better for him as he has five goals and 20 points in 27 contests with New York. The Rangers will play against the Capitals on Friday.
Source: NY Post
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 04:46:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Mika Zibanejad
2Kevin Hayes
3Ryan Spooner
4Peter Holland
5Vinni Lettieri
LW1Chris Kreider
2Vladislav Namestnikov
3Jimmy Vesey
4Cody McLeod
5Ryan Gropp
6Matt Beleskey
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Pavel Buchnevich
3Jesper Fast
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Brady Skjei
3Brendan Smith
4Tony DeAngelo
5Marc Staal
6Ryan Sproul
7John Gilmour
8Steven Kampfer
9Rob O'Gara
10Neal Pionk
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Ondrej Pavelec