Rangers center Jonny Brodzinski skates against the Devils during the...

Rangers center Jonny Brodzinski skates against the Devils during the third period of an NHL preseason game at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 28. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

The Rangers on Sunday morning assigned forward Jonny Brodzinski, goalie Louis Domingue and defenseman Connor Mackey to Hartford (AHL).

Then, on Sunday evening, the Rangers recalled Jonny Brodzinski, Louis Domingue and Connor Mackey from Hartford (AHL).

The maneuvers seemed to be tied to the salary cap (the Rangers banked a day of salary- cap space) and the health of goalie Igor Shesterkin, who missed Saturday’s game at Minnesota because he was “banged up,” according to coach Peter Laviolette.

A source said on Sunday that Shesterkin is dealing with unspecified “soreness,” which could put his availability for Tuesday’s home game against Detroit in jeopardy.

If Shesterkin can’t go, Jonathan Quick, who started in Saturday’s 5-4 shootout loss to the Wild, will start again on Tuesday.

Barclay Goodrow missed Saturday’s game to be with his wife for the birth of their son. Brodzinski played 9:13 on Saturday. The Rangers were off on Sunday.

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