Alain Vigneault said on Tuesday that Kevin Shattenkirk has been skating "for a while" and that Shattenkirk and medical trainer Jim Ramsay are working on a plan for when the Rangers defenseman can return.
Vigneault said that the Rangers won't have a lot of practice time but that Shattenkirk's rehab is "where it's supposed to be" right now.
Shattenkirk, according to the NY Post, is expected to travel with the Rangers to Florida but won't play in either of this week's games.
Jeff Gorton said last week that the Rangers would err on the side of caution with Shattenkirk but that if he is 100% they might put him in the lineup.
While speaking on the radio recently, Shattenkirk spoke about the idea of returning and said "that is obviously something I have thought about and the injury itself, the timetable has always been me coming back and playing before the season ends. We are definitely not going back and I'm not going to be on the ice unless I am 100%. The best part of this injury is that with a torn meniscus they go in there, scope it, clean it up and there is no chance to re-injure anything. It's just a matter of getting my range of motion, muscles back. It's not something that has been repaired that could be injured again."
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