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Shesterkin could start for Rangers against Devils

Goalie has missed six games since fracturing rib in car accident Feb. 23.

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Igor Shesterkin could return for the New York Rangers when they host the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; MSG, MSG+, NHL.TV).

The 24-year-old rookie goalie, who skated with the Rangers on Thursday for the first time sustaining a nondisplaced rib fracture in a car accident Feb. 23, has missed New York's past six games.

"He looked good today," coach David Quinn said after practice Friday. "There's a chance he could play."

Shesterkin is 9-1-0 with a 2.23 goals-against average and .940 save percentage in 10 starts. He won his NHL debut by making 29 saves in a 5-3 victory against the Colorado Avalanche on Jan. 7 and is 7-0-0 with a 2.03 GAA and .945 save percentage in his past seven starts.

Alexandar Georgiev has started five games and Henrik Lundqvist one in Shesterkin's absence.

The Rangers (36-27-4) are two points behind the New York Islanders for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference after a 6-5 overtime victory against the Washington Capitals on Thursday.

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