The most recent coaching vacancies on the New York Rangers’ roster are on the ice as the team prepares for a game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday.
On Friday, it will be the second time in as many days that the Rangers are without Derek Stepan and Martin St. Louis, who both are injured.
St. Lucas is scheduled to be sidelined for at least a month, according to the team’s official website.
The Rangers are also without their top scorer, Kevin Hayes, who is dealing with a broken foot.
Hayes, who has scored seven goals and 11 assists in 33 games this season, is currently out indefinitely with a fractured fibula in his left foot.
He has also missed time with a strained hamstring.
The Rangers are projected to be one of the few teams in the league to win the Stanley Cup without Hayes, so this loss is a big blow to the organization.
The last coach to lose a head coach was the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Marc Crawford, who took over the reins in the summer of 2013, but the team struggled to win.
The Penguins are 3-7-1 since Crawford took over.
The Flyers are 8-2-1 in his three seasons as head coach.