Panarin, Vesey sit out Rangers practice with lower-body injuries

New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) celebrates after his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, Oct, 12, 2023, in Buffalo, N.Y. (Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP)

Leading scorer Artemi Panarin and Jimmy Vesey did not practise Wednesday for the New York Rangers, sidelined with lower-body injuries.

Both were listed as day-to-day.

Panarin, who leads the Rangers in scoring by a margin of 22 points with 32 goals and 43 assists for 75 points in 56 games, scored the overtime winner against the New York Islanders on Sunday in the second Stadium Series game at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Vesey, a winger, has 12 goals and six assists for 18 points in 54 games.

The Rangers return to action Thursday against the New Jersey Devils.

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