Though the Rangers haven’t been without injury this season, compared to the rest of the league, they have been relatively fortunate with injuries.
Using the CHIPS measure, a measure gauging a team’s games lost to injury weighted on salary, the Rangers rank 10th from the bottom of the league, with just over $4 million lost to injury. Detroit leads the league with almost $11 million.
Most of the Rangers’ injuries have been among forwards – 17 games missed from both Rich Nash and Ryan Callahan, and 10 games missed from Carl Hagelin. Of course, the calculation does not measure the games which Nash wasn’t at full speed after returning from his concussion.