New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Rangers goaltender Henrik
Lundqvist will not play on Thursday against the Flyers, with Cam Talbot set to
make his NHL debut in Philadelphia.
Lundqvist is sidelined with what the team will only term a "minor" issue,
while the Swedish backstop cagily insisted on his Twitter account that what
ails him isn't serious.
"Not the start of the season I was looking for. But no looking back. Trying to
stay positive and things will turn around for me/us. Regarding my day to day
injury. Been dealing with it for 2 weeks, now was a good time to try and get
back to 100%. Last few days it's been getting better with treatment and
The 31-year-old netminder has gone 2-4-0 with a 3.45 goals-against average,
one shutout and .890 save percentage in seven appearances this season.
Talbot, recalled from Hartford of the American Hockey League earlier this
week, will get his first crack at the big time in a key contest against
another struggling Metropolitan Division club.
"I basically told (Talbot) he's in tomorrow, to enjoy it, he's obviously
waited for this opportunity a long time," said Rangers head coach Alain
The 26-year-old Ontario native was 4-0-1 with a 2.49 GAA in five games for the
Wolf Pack in the early going.
Vigneault added that Jason Missaien, also fresh from Hartford, will be
Talbot's backup, and Lundqvist will travel to Philly with the rest of his
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