Artemiy Panarin Returns to Practice

The Russian forward took a leave of absence from the team two weeks ago

On February 22nd, the New York Rangers announced that star winger Artemiy Panarin was taking a leave of absence from the team to address reports coming out of Russia concerning alleged incidents that took place during his time playing in the KHL.

Today, the Rangers had another announcement.

Panarin joined the Rangers in Boston for practice this afternoon for the first time since the Russian forward left the Blueshirts, though his status for tomorrow’s game against the Bruins is still to be determined. The Rangers went 4-4 in the eight games that Panarin missed and obviously the Rangers missed the Hart Trophy finalist in their lineup and his inclusion can only help the offense.

Welcome back, Breadman.