Bantering Points: 11/15/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Mollie Walker heard from various members of the Blueshirts about their memories of Henrik Lundqvist as the greatest goaltender in franchise history took his place in the Hockey Hall of Fame over the weekend (NY Post)

Walker also notes that with all the injuries that have already piled up for the Rangers, a potential Ryan Lindgren injury would only make a bad situation worse (NY Post)

Larry Brooks reports that as the time for Patrick Kane to sign with a team draws near, the Blueshirts are not in the mix for Kane’s services (NY Post)

Denis Gorman discusses how Igor Shesterkin’s participation in a recent practice session doesn’t automatically mean he will be ready to return to the lineup on Saturday (Newsday)

Lucas Standel examines the pros and cons of the Rangers getting five days off between their previous game on Sunday and their return to action on Saturday (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

Buffalo Sabres’ forward Tage Thompson is expected to miss “significant time” after suffering a pair of injuries during his team’s defeat against the Boston Bruins (TSN)

Ryan Dixon heard that potential rule changes to the 3-on-3 overtime format and cut resistant equipment headlined the list of items discussed as the league’s general managers met in Toronto (Sportsnet)

Brian Melly reports that Matt Petgrave, the player who collided with the late Adam Johnson in what ended up causing Johnson’s death, has been arrested in England on manslaughter charges (Yahoo)