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Bantering Points: 1/26/21

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Buffalo Sabres v New York Rangers Photo by Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks writes that Igor Shesterkin will need to be much better than he was two nights ago if the Rangers are to have playoff aspirations this season (NY Post)
  • Mollie Walker hears that Shesterkin is starting to feel the pressure of succeeding the greatest player in franchise history (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson relays word that Filip Chytil’s injury will render him unavailable for tonight’s game, and potentially more (Newsday)
  • Tom Castro believes that the latest issue in the Tony DeAngelo saga could prove to be the most troublesome one yet (The Hockey Writers)
  • Rick Carpiniello offer$ hi$ takeaway$ from New York’$ fir$t five game$ of the campaign (The Athletic)
  • Media Availability: David Quinn (5:45) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Sean Leahy reports that former Arizona Coyotes GM John Chayka has been suspended for the remainder of the calendar year due to breaching his contract and leaving the organization v=over the summer (NBC Sports)
  • Tonight’s Carolina Hurricanes-Tampa Bay Lightning matchup was one of seven games the league has postponed due to Carolina’s COVID-19 outbreak (Sportsnet)
  • Edmonton Oilers’ forward Tyler Ennis and Colorado Avalanche defenseman Greg Pateryn have been placed on waivers (TSN)