Zibanejad not available for start of camp, considered day-to-day
New York Rangers star Mika Zibanejad will not participate in the club's first on-ice session Monday and is considered day-to-day, general manager Jeff Gorton confirmed Saturday, according to the New York Post's Larry Brooks.
Netminder Keith Kinkaid is also day-to-day and unavailable for the Rangers' opening practice.
Zibanejad, 27, has established himself as one of the league's most electric forwards. The Swedish pivot potted a career-best 41 goals and 75 points in 57 games last season, and his goals-per-game mark of 0.72 led the league.
Training camps for last season's playoff teams are set to begin Sunday, with teams taking to the ice Monday before the season begins Jan. 13.