SENATORS at RANGERS, 7:30 p.m.
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Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award ceremony at 7:15 p.m.
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The Rangers have two home games remaining on their schedule, and Wednesday's will fall on one of the special nights on each season's calendar: the presentation of the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award, preceding the Rangers' game against the Ottawa Senators.
The award is decided by the fans' vote and given in the name of New York Police Department Det. Steven McDonald, a dedicated Ranger fan, who was shot in the line of duty on July 12, 1986, and left paralyzed. Detective McDonald passed away on Jan. 10, 2017.
This is the 31st year in which the Rangers will present the award, since Jan Erixon was its first recipient in 1987-88. Henrik Lundqvist is a two-time winner, including last season.
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When the game begins, the Rangers will be without Filip Chytil against the Senators, after Chytil was shaken by a shoulder-on-shoulder check in the closing minutes of Monday's game in New Jersey. David Quinn said the 19-year-old is considered day-to-day and would not rule out Chytil playing in the Rangers' games Friday against Columbus and Saturday in Pittsburgh.
Pavel Buchnevich, who was held out of Monday's game after an accidental open-ice collision in Sunday's third period, will be a gametime decision. Henrik Lundqvist will take his second straight start after making 37 saves in Newark on Monday night.