Tobias Rieder (back spasm) was yanked from the warmup Sunday in Oshawa but should be back in time for Friday's titlt against Erie at the Aud.
And Radek Faksa (unknown energy depletion/sore throat) is going to play through his mystery illness while the team tries to figure out the issue.
That's huge news for the Rangers, winners of their past five.
It's three games in three days again this weekend with a Otters in on Friday, a roadie up to Owen Sound Saturday and a tough home date Sunday against the London Knights.
Forward Matt Puempel (OTT) and coach Steve Spott are in Sarnia tonight with Team OHL for the second instalment of the Subway Super Series. The Russians won the first game 2-1.
Puempel is on pace for 54 goals.
Meanwhile, with Kitchener seeking an OA defenceman, it's the Belleville Bulls who pounce on one acquiring Jake Cardwell from Ottawa for three draft picks - a 2nd, 3rd and 5th. Yes, that is the going rate for rental blueliner.