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Keith Yandle | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
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Keith Yandle should be a hot fantasy commodity come the start of the 2015-2016 season.
Yandle has always been a valuable fantasy defenseman due to his elite point production from the blue line, but he should see a boast in value as he prepares to play his first full season with the New York Rangers. Last season Yandle registered a minus 32 rating in 63 games played with Arizona but was a plus six in only 21 games played with the Rangers. He was able to finish with six goals and 46 assists on the year and should lead an improved power player as he gets more acclimated to the Rangers system next year. Yandle may not have the name recognition like some of the top fantasy defensemen after playing nine seasons in hidden in Arizona, but he should garner our attentions this year playing under the bright lights in Broadway. Aug 16 - 10:06 PM
Source: ESPN

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The New York Rangers have no interest in moving defender Keith Yandle.

Still just 28-years-old, the Rangers believe he'll be an important piece to their success in 2015-16 when he'll hit the cap at just $2.265M. A substantial discount considering how much scoring blue liners are paid. Yandle had 11 points in 21 games with the Rangers after his deadline-deal from Arizona, and later chipped in another 11 points in 19 playoff games.
Jul 1 - 7:34 PM

Keith Yandle sustained a shoulder AC joint ailment in the 2015 playoffs.

He was hurt in Round 1 against Pittsburgh after a hit from Blake Comeau. Yandle collected two goals and 11 assists in 21 games with the Rangers following his acquisition from Arizona and he posted the same point totals in 19 contests during the playoffs.
Jun 1 - 2:04 PM

Keith Yandle notched a goal and an assist in New York's 7-3 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.

He gave the Rangers a 2-0 lead when he scored late in the first period and he added an assist in the third on New York's lone power-play goal of the contest. Through the first two rounds of the playoffs, Yandle earned no goals and four assists but in the Eastern Conference Final he has generated two markers and five helpers in his last four outings.
May 27 - 10:29 AM

Keith Yandle and Dan Boyle are leading the way in scoring for the Rangers through the first four games of the Eastern Conference Final versus Tampa Bay.

While Yandle has put together five points (four assists) over the past two games, it's been Boyle's stewardship that's help buoy the Rangers offense. Boyle also has five assists with four points, but his are spread over the past three games and his one goal sent Game 3 into overtime.
May 23 - 8:42 PM

Keith Yandle scored once and added a couple of assists for the Rangers in their 5-1 win Friday over Tampa Bay.

The defenseman was acquired from Arizona close to the trade deadline for his offensive talent and he did not disappoint in Game 4. It was his first goal in the playoffs this season and the blueliner now has nine points in 16 games including five in his last two games.
May 23 - 7:15 AM

Keith Yandle picked up two more assists in Wednesday's Game 3 6-5 overtime loss to Tampa Bay.

The assists were huge, both coming in the third period as the Rangers mounted their late comeback to force overtime. His first helper came on the power play as well, while he contributed two shots, hits, and a block and a takeaway in 16:15 of work. Yandle now sits tied with Ryan McDonagh for the team lead among blue liners in assists, and just one behind overall leader Derek Stepan.
May 21 - 12:34 AM

Keith Yandle insists that he feels fine despite missing about a week worth of practices.

Yandle, who resumed practicing on April 29, continued to play even when he was skipping the team's morning skates. That led to speculation that he was playing through an injury. "Obviously, anytime in a playoff series, second round, everyone has their bumps and bruises," Yandle said. "But I feel good." He has two assists in seven playoff games.
May 4 - 10:12 AM

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault essentially confirmed that Keith Yandle will be available for Game 1 on Thursday.

Yandle has missed a lot of practices recently, but he was able to skate on Wednesday. "He looked pretty good today for practice. He'll skate tomorrow and I'm sure he'll be fine," Vigneault said when asked if Yandle was dealing with anything that might prevent him from playing in Game 1. Yandle also said he felt good to go. The reason for Yandle's absence, as you might expect during the playoffs, was somewhat mysterious. An illness and "overall body soreness" were cited as the cause at different times, but he might be playing through an injury he sustained in Game 2 of the first round as a result of a hard hit by Blake Comeau. Yandle hasn't missed a game yet in the 2015 playoffs despite skipping a number of practices.
Apr 30 - 9:46 AM

Keith Yandle was back on the ice for practice on Wednesday.

He skated with Kevin Klein during the session, as the Rangers had eight defensemen on the ice. Yandle is projected to be ready to play Thursday in Game 1 against Washington despite missing plenty of practices during the postseason. He has apparently been dealing with illnesses and some "overall body soreness."
Apr 29 - 1:42 PM

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault cited the "sniffles" as the reason for Keith Yandle's absence from practice on Tuesday.

Yandle hasn't taken part in a practice since he absorbed a hard hit from Blake Comeau in Game 2 of the first round. It wouldn't be surprising if he's hurt, but if that's the case then he's playing through it while averaging 18:24 minutes per contest. Vigneault predicted that Yandle would practice on Wednesday.
Apr 29 - 5:34 AM

Keith Yandle (soreness) missed his second straight practice on Tuesday.

Yandle has missed a lot of practices over the course of the playoffs, but for the most part they were attributed to a stomach virus he was playing through. More recently his absence has been blamed on "overall body soreness." He's still expected to participate in Game 1 of the second round series, but it seems safe to say that he's not 100%.
Apr 28 - 1:02 PM

Keith Yandle is dealing with "overall body soreness," but he's expected to be available when Round 2 starts.

He didn't take part in Monday's optional practice. Yandle posted two assists in five games against Pittsburgh in the first round of the postseason.
Apr 27 - 2:26 PM

Keith Yandle continues to play in games despite sitting out practice.

The Rangers say that Yandle has been dealing with an illness. If that's the case, he should be fine when the second round begins either Wednesday or Thursday.
Source: NY Post
Apr 25 - 8:19 AM

Keith Yandle played on Monday despite missing the morning skate due to a stomach ailment.

"I felt better," Yandle said after the contest. "During the game, adrenaline takes over and you're not really thinking about being sick." That being said, Yandle logged a series-low 15:49 minutes. He did record an assist though in the Rangers' 2-1 win over Pittsburgh.
Apr 21 - 11:28 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3J.T. Miller
4Jarret Stoll
5Dominic Moore
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Emerson Etem
4Tanner Glass
5Ryan Bourque
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Jesper Fast
3Kevin Hayes
4Viktor Stalberg
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Keith Yandle
3Dan Girardi
4Marc Staal
5Dan Boyle
6Kevin Klein
7Raphael Diaz
8Chris Summers
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta