Rangers' Igor Shesterkin will return to starting lineup vs. Flyers on Thursday

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Igor Shesterkin with his goalie mask up during a game against the Penguins
Igor Shesterkin with his goalie mask up during a game against the Penguins

Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin is scheduled to start on Thursday against the Philadelphia Flyers in his first game back since suffering a groin injury on March 4.

He left the win against the Devils late in the third period after suffering a non-contact injury while facing an odd-man rush. The Rangers have gone 6-4 during his absence, with goalies Alexandar

Georgiev and Keith Kinkaid getting time in the net.

Shesterkin is 6-7-1 this season over 15 starts with a 92.1 save percentage and a 2.31 goals against average. The 25-year-old went 10-2 as the starter during his first season in the NHL in 2019-20, saving 93.2 percent of the shots against him.

The Rangers are currently 14-13-4 with 32 points, 14 points back of the East Division-leading Islanders.