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Mika Zibanejad is back shooting the puck around... kinda

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He’s taking shots at Antti Raanta from the bench, which is something!

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Hey, remember Mika Zibanejad? Fifteen points in 19 games during his first season with the New York Rangers before a broken fibula unfairly took him out for some time? He’s pretty great.

So it’s especially great to see him still around. Not on the ice, exactly - not when he, you know, is still recovering from a broken leg - but taking shots at Antti Raanta is good to see, even if it is from the bench.

Good to see #NYR @zibanejad93!

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There’s no reason he can’t keep practicing his shooting! And with a teammate, too.

We’ll forgive him for some of those shots going nowhere near his goalie, because, um, the dude has a broken leg and is still practicing (and still getting pucks in Raanta’s vicinity, too).

But just like the Rangers said: it’s good to see him, even in a limited capacity like this. Here’s to the rest of the recovery going well, and seeing Zibanejad on the ice again soon in the new year!