Rangers defenseman Vladimir Malakhov suffered a left knee sprain on November 15 at Minnesota and will be sidelined for two weeks. Malakhov was examined today by team physician and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Bart Nisonson in New York. He will resume a rehabilitation and off-ice conditioning program immediately.
Malakhov has registered two assists in three contests with New York this season. On October 7, he sustained a partial tear of the left ACL against Atlanta, causing him to miss 14 games. He returned to the Rangers lineup on Sunday, November 12 vs. Phoenix. After sustaining the injury in Minnesota, Malakhov has missed the last two Rangers contests.