Rangers forward Mika Zibanejad hurt in training camp.
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Rangers forward Mika Zibanejad hurt in training camp.

Rangers star forward Mika Zibanejad was hurt during a scrimmage on Sunday and was forced to leave the game.

Jonathan Larivee

The New York Rangers have officially gotten their first big scare in training camp.

On Sunday, veteran forward Mika Zibanejad appeared to suffer some type of injury during an intra-squad scrimmage between various members of the Rangers roster. It is not entirely clear what caused the injury to Zibanejad, however we do know that he went down and it was enough that the Rangers called a stop to the scrimmage.

According to a report from Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA TODAY Sports, Zibanejad was laboring as he got off the ice and headed to the bench following the incident.

Zibanejad would remain on the bench before eventually retreating to the locker room and as the second period of the scrimmage got underway he was notably absent. Given that there is no good reason at all for Zibanejad to continue playing through pain in a meaningless game it comes as relatively little surprise to see the Rangers err on the side of caution.

Fans will now eagerly await an update on the status of the star forward, one we won't likely receive until the scrimmage has officially come to its conclusion. Needless to say any type of significant injury at this stage would be a disaster for the Rangers heading into the regular season, stay tuned for more updates.