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Igor Shesterkin returns from COVID-19 protocol, could start vs. Sharks

Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin keeps his eye on the puck against the Lightning in the second period of an NHL game at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 2. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Goaltending has not been the problem on this road trip for the Rangers. Alexandar Georgiev has played well, done his job, and given the Rangers a chance to win.

But seeing Igor Shesterkin back on the ice for the morning skate Thursday at SAP Center, before their late game against the San Jose Sharks, certainly gave the Rangers a welcome lift.