Rangers: Adam Fox almost nearing return from LTIR

New York Rangers defenseman Adam Fox (23) plays the puck during the third period against the New York Rangers at Climate Pledge Arena
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The New York Rangers have been without their star defender Adam Fox for practically the entire month of November. He suffered a lower-body injury on November 2nd during the Rangers’ 2–1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes and has not played since.

The team placed Fox on the LTIR, meaning he would miss a significant chunk of the season. But with November coming to an end, there are some positive signs regarding his recovery and return to the Blueshirts.

Fox will be eligible to return to the Rangers this week

After being injured, Fox was placed on the LTIR. Per Puckpedia, in order to qualify for the LTIR, a player must be expected to miss at least ten games and a minimum of 24 days of the NHL season.

After being out for the last few weeks, Fox will be eligible to return this week on November 29th. It’s unclear if his recovery time will match his eligibility, but it’s nice to see that Fox can rejoin the Blueshirts soon.

Fox has been skating with the Rangers as a full participant

Although he hasn’t been able to suit up for any of the Rangers’ recent games, Fox has still been skating with the Blueshirts during practice.

There’s no way to tell if Fox will be able to play on Wednesday night, but per Vince Mercogliano, HC Peter Laviolette claims the star defender has “no restrictions” and is “full go” during practice.

Fox was seen practicing as a full participant in this morning’s practice as well.

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The Rangers will take on the Red Wings on Wednesday night

The Rangers are set to face off against the Detroit Red Wings this Wednesday, the same day that Fox is eligible to return to the Blueshirts. Although there’s no confirmation, this could very well be Fox’s first game back from the LTIR.

The Rangers have been playing perfectly even without their top defenseman, and it will be exciting to see just how dominant the Blueshirts will be when another star returns from injury.