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Vladimir Malakhov Sidelined Four Weeks with Knee Injury

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Vladimir Malakhov will be sidelined for four weeks due to a partial sprain of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Malakhov sustained the injury while making his Rangers debut on Saturday in the team’s opening night victory at Atlanta.

Malakhov was examined today by Dr. Bart Nisonson following an MRI, which detected the sprain. The MRI showed no other injury to the surrounding structures of the knee. He will undergo a four-week rehabilitation program, which will focus on the ligament healing and muscle strengthening around the knee.

The 6-4, 230 pounder signed with New York as an unrestricted free agent on July 10. In 467 career NHL matches with the Islanders, Canadiens, Devils and Rangers, he has collected 70 goals and 201 assists for 271 points.
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