Shoulder Injury Sidelines Shattenkirk 2-4 Weeks

Rangers defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk
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NEW YORK (WFAN) -- The Rangers will be without defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk for two to four weeks, the team announced Wednesday.

Shattenkirk suffered a left shoulder separation on a hit by Lightning forward J.T. Miller in Monday night's 6-3 loss at Tampa Bay. The 29-year-old defenseman left the rink with his arm in a sling.

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In 29 games this season, Shattenkirk has eight points (one goal, seven assists) and a minus-2 rating. A knee injury limited him to just 48 games last season, his first with the Rangers.

Without Shattenkirk in the lineup, the Blueshirts could lean on Brendan Smith, a healthy scratch the last two games, or they call up Ryan Lindgren or Libor Hajek from AHL Hartford.