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Derick Brassard | Center

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 202
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Derick Brassard confirmed that he'll be able to play for the New York Rangers against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.
The 27-year-old has been fantastic so far this season, scoring 24 points in 27 games. Obviously beware of the impact the mumps can have, as he admitted to not feeling so great after practicing on Friday. Dec 20 - 1:12 PM

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Derick Brassard (mumps) is projected to play on Saturday.

Brassard will take part in the Saturday morning skate before a final determination is made though. If Brassard is available, he will be on a line with Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello, which means J.T. Miller will be playing a reduced role.
Dec 19 - 2:23 PM

Derick Brassard (mumps) took part in Friday's practice.

Brassard was officially diagnosed with the illness on Wednesday, but he is presumably past the contagious phase. He skated on a line with Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello. It's not clear if he'll play on Saturday, but if he does, expect it to be on that line. That would be bad news for J.T. Miller as he has been playing with Nash and Zuccarello.
Dec 19 - 12:40 PM

Derick Brassard now officially has the mumps.

The Rangers had already been working under the assumption that Brassard was battling the mumps, but they didn't get confirmation until Wednesday. Rangers forward Tanner Glass previously missed four games due to the disease. Brassard has missed two contests so far.
Dec 18 - 9:28 AM

Despite an earlier report to the contrary, Derick Brassard might not have the mumps.

The Rangers are working under the assumption that Brassard has the mumps and are acting accordingly, but they likely won't get confirmation of that until the end of the week. Brassard has already missed Sunday's game due to the ailment.
Dec 15 - 4:51 PM

Derick Brassard is the latest victim to the mumps that have been ravaging the NHL this season.

Brassard had been slotted as their number one center between Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello, and was on pace to set career highs in goals and points. He has been sent back to Manhattan. The Rangers haven't had traditional "true" number one center under Alain Vigneault, but expect Derek Stepan to step up in his absence as he's by far the most qualified.
Dec 14 - 7:08 PM

Derick Brassard scored two goals in the Rangers' 5-2 win over Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon.

Brassard opened the scoring in the first period and added the go-ahead goal in the third period. The 27-year-old has eight goals and 19 points in 23 games this season. Brassard has been very good of late. He has registered 15 points in his last 15 games for the Rangers. Jesper Fast, JT Miller and Lee Stempniak also scored for the Rangers.
Nov 29 - 3:38 PM

Derick Brassard had an assist in the Rangers' 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Monday.

Brassard has recorded a point in three of his last four contests. This is shaping up to be his best season yet as he already has six goals and 15 points in 18 games.
Nov 18 - 10:58 AM

Derick Brassard scored at 1:50 of overtime to give the New York Rangers' a 4-3 triumph over the visiting Detroit Red Wings Wednesday night.

Brassard's goal was his fifth of the season. He also posted his sixth assist of the season on the Rangers' opening goal of the game - Rick Nash's 10th, on a power play in the first period. Martin St. Louis netted his fourth goal to push the Rangers ahead 2-0 in the second. Lee Stempniak scored for the Rangers in the third period, his third of the season. St. Louis also had an assist, on Brassard's goal. Defenseman Matt Hunwick recorded a two-point night as well, with two assists, giving him five on the season.
Nov 5 - 11:00 PM

Derick Brassard had two assists in the Rangers' 4-3 shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues on Monday.

It was Brassard's second multi-point game in his last three contests. He's off to a hot start this season with four goals and nine points in 11 contests. It helps that he's been playing alongside Rick Nash and as long as the two stick together, Brassard will be worth owning in standard leagues.
Nov 4 - 10:53 AM

Derick Brassard scored his third of the season Thursday night to tie the game at one, late in the third.

Dan Girardi shot for a deflection when Mats Zuccarello deflected the puck right onto Brassard's tape, who with his own deflection beat Anton Khudobin to tie the game at one. It was a pretty play, but also pretty fortunate. A goal is a goal, on the scoreboard.
Oct 16 - 11:39 PM

Derick Brassard found the back of the net in the Rangers' 6-3 loss to Toronto on Sunday.

It was Brassard's first goal of the season. He inked a five-year, $25 million contract over the summer after scoring 18 goals and 45 points in 81 contests last season.
Oct 13 - 10:31 AM

Derick Brassard is looking forward to receiving a larger role with the New York Rangers this season.

He's slated to be New York's number two center after the club bought out Brad Richards. "I try and improve every year as a player, but I am going to go about preparing myself the same way and I am going to be the same player, just try and be even better," Brassard said. "I think last season will help me and the whole team, because now we all know what it takes to really compete for the Stanley Cup. I want to mature as a player in all areas, and I want to take another big step." He made positive strides last season with a career high 18 goals and 45 points in 81 games. Brassard agreed to a five-year, $25 million contract on July 27.
Source: NHL.com
Aug 5 - 4:28 PM

Derick Brassard and the New York Rangers have agreed to terms on a new contract, thus avoiding a salary-arbitration hearing.

There are reports that the contract is worth $25 million for five years. Brassard, 27 in September, had been a restricted free agent. His arbitration session with the Rangers was scheduled for Monday. Brassard had a career-high 18 goals in 81 games last season for the Rangers. He also scored 45 points, which ranked fourth on the team. He also tied for fourth on the team with 12 points in the post-season. In 403 games with the Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets, Brassard has 81 goals and 225 points. He is likely to serve as the Rangers' second-line center next season, behind Derek Stepan.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 27 - 7:13 PM

Derick Brassard is seeking $4.95 million while the New York Rangers have submitted $3.825 million as their proposed salary in the arbitration process for the center.

Their arbitration hearing is scheduled for Monday but they'll undoubtedly be negotiating on the weekend to see if they can come to terms so they can avoid the session. Back on July 17, word surfaced that Brassard wanted $5.5 million while former restricted free agent Mats Zuccarello asked for $4.5 million. Zuccarello already settled for $3.5 million and avoided arbitration, while it obviously at least looks like Brassard will receive at least a bit more money than the Rangers’ 2013-14 regular season scoring leader. Brassard scored 18 goals and 45 points in 81 regular season games before collecting 12 points in 23 playoff contests last season. He’s likely to be counted on quite a bit more in 2014-15 after the team’s summer of turnover at the center position.
Jul 26 - 7:48 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
LW1Chris Kreider
2Carl Hagelin
3Tanner Glass
RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
3Rick Nash
4Lee Stempniak
5Jesper Fast
6Kevin Hayes
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Daniel Girardi
3Marc Staal
4Kevin Klein
5John Moore
6Matt Hunwick
7Dan Boyle
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cameron Talbot