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Mika Zibanejad close to return as Rangers ponder shuffling lines

Rangers center Mika Zibanejad looks on before a face-off against the Oilers at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 12. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – Mika Zibanejad will miss his 10th consecutive game Wednesday night, when the Rangers host the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. The good news for he and the Rangers, however, is that the Blueshirts’ No. 1 center did practice with the team Tuesday, though he wore a red (no contact) jersey. There remains no target date for him to come back, according to coach David Quinn, but after three-and-a-half weeks of being “day-to-day’’ with an upper body injury, the 26-year-old Swede appears to finally be nearing an actual return.