Defenseman Steven Kampfer will be out 4-6 weeks because of a fractured hand, New York Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton said Monday.
Kampfer, who has one assist in 22 games this season, played 22:39 and was on the ice at the end of a 3-1 win at the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. He is the latest Rangers defenseman to be sidelined by an injury, joining Ryan McDonagh (upper body), Kevin Shattenkirk (knee surgery) and Marc Staal (cervical strain).
New York recalled defenseman Ryan Sproul from Hartford of the American Hockey League. Sproul has 18 points (nine goals, nine assists) in 36 games with Hartford this season, and seven points (one goal, six assists) in 28 career NHL games.
Kampfer played in the past four games for New York.
The Rangers, who are two points behind the Carolina Hurricanes for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference, continue their four-game road trip at the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; FS-N+, MSG, NHL.TV).
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