Rangers’ Ryan Reaves activated off injured reserve

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CALGARY, Alberta — Ryan Reaves was activated disconnected injured reserve up of the Rangers’ 6-0 nonaccomplishment to the Flames connected Saturday nighttime astatine Scotiabank Saddledome. The seasoned winger, who was connected the crystal for 14 minutes Saturday, had been retired since helium suffered an undisclosed lower-body wounded the past clip the Rangers faced Calgary.

In a consequent roster move, guardant Greg McKegg was sent backmost to AHL Hartford aft competing successful 8 of the Rangers’ past 9 games.

Prior to Reeves’ injury, during the archetypal play of a 5-1 nonaccomplishment to the Flames connected Oct. 25 astatine the Garden, helium had anchored the Rangers’ 4th enactment and brought immoderate much-needed physicality to the lineup. The 34-year-old is inactive looking for his archetypal constituent arsenic a Ranger.

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The Rangers’ punishment kill, entering Saturday, had fixed up 7 power-play goals successful the 38 shorthanded stretches they’ve faced truthful acold this season, for an 81.6 termination percentage.

After an awesome showing against the Canucks connected Tuesday, erstwhile they killed each six of Vancouver’s man-advantage chances, the Rangers struggled to grip a scorching Oilers powerfulness play successful a 6-5 overtime nonaccomplishment Friday successful Edmonton.

“We had immoderate bully stretches connected the PK, but astatine the extremity of the day, fto up 2 connected the PK,” defenseman Jacob Trouba said. “It’s not a bully night. We knew they were a almighty [power play] … and we privation to bash amended than we did, for sure.”

The Rangers are hovering astir the mediate among NHL teams with a 0.64 power-play goals allowed per crippled average, but is conscionable extracurricular of the top-10 for the astir shorthanded minutes per crippled astatine 5:40.

Rookie defenseman Nils Lundkvist played for the archetypal clip since Oct. 29 connected Friday against the Oilers, but helium was scratched Saturday vs. the Flames. Friday helium replaced Jarred Tinordi connected the 3rd antiaircraft pairing alongside Patrik Nemeth. Lundkvist logged 12:29 and recorded an assistance connected Filip Chytil’s extremity successful the archetypal period.

Asked to comparison playing with Lundkvist versus playing with Tinordi, Nemeth said helium doesn’t privation it to consciousness that overmuch different.

“To beryllium honest, it’s truly not that large of a difference,” the Swedish defenseman said. “They’re some bully players, they’re spot are astir apt successful antithetic areas of the game. Tinner is simply a truly big, strong, coagulated defender that likes to marque the elemental plays. Nils is simply a spot of a much up the crystal benignant of player, bully skater, bully vision.

“So they’re a small spot different, but to beryllium honest, I haven’t truly noticed a immense quality betwixt playing with the two. They’re some truly good.”

The Rangers’ 2nd antiaircraft pairing of Trouba and K’Andre Miller owned a comparatively precocious expected-goals-against fig astatine 5.02 heading into Saturday, according to Natural Stat Trick.

Two of the Oilers’ 3 five-on-five goals Friday, which tied the crippled each time, came with Trouba and Miller connected the ice. On those 2 tallies, Miller either was caught retired of presumption oregon doubled up connected a antiaircraft duty and near an hostile wide open.

The Rangers were 1 of 3 NHL teams to person 4 players (Adam Fox, Artemi Panarin, Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad) who had 10 oregon much points truthful acold this play entering Saturday. … The Rangers instrumentality to New York for a speedy turnaround crippled against the Panthers connected Monday astatine the Garden.