A three-game winning streak has done wonders for the confidence of the New York Rangers locker room and their fanbase.
Getting a Norris Trophy-winning defenseman like Adam Fox should do wonders as well.
Fox was hurt in a knee-to-knee collision with Sebastian Aho and the Carolina Hurricanes on November 3rd and was placed on LTIR (long-term injured reserve) shortly after. Monday morning saw the 25-year-old return to the practice ice at the Rangers facility as first reported by Mollie Walker of the New York Post.
New York’s top defenseman is eligible to return to game action on Wednesday, November 29th when the Rangers take on the Detroit Red Wings at Madison Square Garden.
As good as Fox has been for the Blueshirts in his five-year career, the Rangers have done a marvelous job this season mitigating his loss. New York has gone 8-1-1 in November alone and has won seven of their last eight contests. During that stretch, they have beaten strong, playoff-worthy teams such as the Boston Bruins, New Jersey Devils, and Red Wings.
Getting Fox back would be huge for the organization though. In 10 games played this season, the Jericho native has recorded 11 points with three power-play goals.
Even without Fox, the Rangers have looked like the best team in hockey through the first two months of their season. Having a top Norris Trophy finalist return to the lineup should only make their early-season success more pronounced over the coming weeks.