Rangers’ Adam Fox, Chris Kreider to play in All-Star Game

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Adam Fox is taking his abilities to Las Vegas for the All-Star Game, at which the Rangers star will observe P.Okay. Subban because the second defenseman in NHL historical past to play in his first midseason extravaganza after having gained the Norris Trophy.

Fox final 12 months turned the second defenseman ever, and the primary since Bobby Orr in 1967-68, to win the Norris in his second NHL season. Subban, now with the Devils, gained the award with the Canadiens in his third season (2012-13), three years earlier than making his first look within the NHL All-Star Game.

Chris Kreider will be part of Fox in representing the Rangers on the 11-player Metropolitan Division squad, which can compete within the Feb. 5, three-on-three match competitors. The Islanders’ Adam Pelech and the Devils’ Jack Hughes additionally will compete for the crew that will likely be coached by the Hurricanes’ Rod Brind’Amour and captained by the Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin.

Adam Fox and Chris KreiderAdam Fox and Chris KreiderGetty Images; John Munson

This will mark the second All-Star expertise for Kreider, who stepped in as an harm alternative for Artemi Panarin in 2020. Kreider is tied for sixth within the NHL with 21 objectives and second with 12 power-play objectives. Fox is third amongst defensemen with 36 factors (5-31) whereas tied for third with 31 assists.

Igor Shesterkin (15-4-2/2.09/.936) had the credentials to advantage a spot. Since each crew should be represented by at the least one participant, three would have amounted to 1 too many Rangers. Frederik Andersen and Tristan Jarry are the Metro’s goaltenders.

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Shesterkin has not had a full follow since Jan. 5, has not performed since Jan. 2 and was simply cleared from COVID-19 protocol Thursday morning after being sidelined for 3 video games over the previous week.

Yet all indicators pointed to Shesterkin getting the task for the Rangers’ match in opposition to the Sharks on Thursday evening as soon as he was the primary goaltender off the ice on the morning skate. Alexandar Georgiev acquired additional work whereas staying on with the spares and taxi squad.

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