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There is no need to rush a defenseman following Libor Hajek’s injury

Even before the Rangers announced that Libor Hajek would be out for 3-4 weeks with a knee sprain, all eyes were on how the Rangers were going to adjust to the injury. The easiest answer, and the answer the club went with, was re-inserting Marc Staal, returning from an ankle injury, into the lineup.

There’s still chatter about calling up a defenseman to fill in that gap. Aside from the fact that it isn’t needed anymore –the Rangers aren’t going to bench Marc Staal– it might be premature to call up a defenseman.