12:39PM: Shattenkirk met with the media and said that he expects to return this season and that he didn't want to risk surgery later on that would cause him to miss a "crucial part of the season."
He said that the injury has been bugging him since the end of September, had a cortisone shot, did a PRP injection over the bye week and that his knee hasn't responded the way they hoped.
On his game, Shattenkirk said "I also feel like what I was putting out on the ice, I wasn't giving the guys on the team the best that I had and that almost makes you feel even worse. You don't want to disappoint a teammate and I think that this is the first step to get back to where I am and have a meaningful impact on this team down the stretch."
11:55AM: Shattenkirk will undergo surgery on Monday an Larry Brooks writes that he has been playing through this all season. (Brooks)
11:43AM: The Rangers have announced that Kevin Shattenkirk has a torn meniscus in his knee that requires surgery.
Shattenkirk will be out indefinitely.
Last night against Buffalo, Shattenkirk played 17:17 including 7:10 in the first, 5:14 in the second and 4:53 in the third.
In the third period his final shift lasted 9 seconds and ended with Pavel Buchnevich scoring the game winning goal.
Shattenkirk celebrated the goal with his teammates and did not appear to be in any discomfort.
On the season, Shattenkirk has 5 goals, 18 assists, a minus 14 rating 44 PIM, 94 shots on goal, 188 shot attempts and an average of 20:16.
He has 44 hits, 65 blocked shots, 24 takeaways and 61 giveaways.
Shattenkirk only had 3 assists in the past 18 games, was minus 11 and was averaging 19:21 per game.
Adam Rotter: While Shattenkirk has been struggling for a while, with this injury likely playing a part in that, he plays a lot of important minutes for the Rangers and still brings the potential for offense every time he has the puck. This injury should give the Rangers a real good chance to check out Tony DeAngelo and while he doesn't have Shattenkirk's experience, they have very similar, offense first skill sets. It's another obstacle that the Rangers will need to overcome as injuries have started to mount for key players in the last month. Shattenkirk had a big role and while he was struggling, someone else, likely DeAngelo, will get a chance to step up.