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Brendan Smith | Defenseman | #42

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 211
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (27) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Brendan Smith will face his original club for the first time on Sunday.
"I'm excited to be back here," Smith said. "I'm sad this will be the last time, but I'm going to take every moment in, and it will be fun to play against all the guys I've been competing against in practice for the last six years." Smith was drafted 27th overall in 2007 by the Red Wings and spent the first 291 games of his career wearing the winged wheel. Since joining New York he's posted no points with five hits and 11 blocks in five games while playing over 22 minutes per game on average. Mar 12 - 1:13 PM
Source: Dave Hogg

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Brendan Smith will make his Rangers debut against the Bruins on Thursday.

"I'm excited to be on a good team that's in the playoff hunt," Smith told the New York Post after practice Wednesday. "I love playoff hockey, so it's an exciting time to come to a good team like this." Smith, who will skate to the right of Ryan McDonagh as the team's top pairing, has five points and 34 penalty minutes in 33 games this season.
Source: Matt Kalman
Mar 2 - 5:00 PM

Brendan Smith won't play in Tuesday's game against Washington.

Smith was acquired from the Red Wings just a few hours ago, so he obviously didn't make it to Madison Square Garden in time for puck drop.
Feb 28 - 7:15 PM

Brendan Smith has been dealt to the New York Rangers in exchange for a couple of draft picks.

Detroit receives a second-round selection in 2018 and a third rounder in 2017 in the deal. Smith has five points and 34 penalty minutes in 33 games this season. He can become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year.
Feb 28 - 12:50 PM

Brendan Smith said Monday that there have been contract talks with the Detroit Red Wings.

However, it's unclear if a deal is close and Smith is a possible trade candidate with Wednesday's deadline just around the corner. "There's nothing I can do," he said. "I guess that would be added energy or wasted energy that I don't care too much to waste. There's a lot of speculation all different ways." He is eligible for unrestricted free agency in the summer.
Feb 28 - 9:59 AM

Brendan Smith could be moved at the trade deadline.

The pending unrestricted free agent may want to go somewhere else this summer, so the Red Wings may attempt to get something for him while they still can. Smith has averaged 18:20 of ice time this campaign, while contributing five points, 39 hits and 34 blocks in 30 appearances.
Feb 17 - 8:59 AM

Brendan Smith was activated from injured reserve on Saturday.

Smith has been out since Jan. 4 with a knee injury. Through 24 games this season the young veteran has posted five points with 26 PIMs and 33 hits.
Feb 4 - 12:38 PM

Brendan Smith (knee) is eyeing Saturday's game against Nashville for his return to the lineup.

That means he isn't expected to play on Friday versus the New York Islanders. "I'm excited to get back," Smith said. "It's been kind of a long road here. I'm feeling really well." He expects to wear a brace on his knee for the rest of the season.
Feb 3 - 8:28 AM

Brendan Smith (knee) is probable for Saturday's game.

That would be Smith's first contest since Jan. 4. He has two goals and five points in 24 contests this season.
Feb 2 - 11:59 AM

Brendan Smith (knee) participated in practice Monday.

Coach Jeff Blashill said that Smith was "taking steps in the right direction." Smith has sat out the last 11 games with a knee injury, but could be ready to return at some point this week.
Jan 31 - 10:13 AM

Brendan Smith (knee) took part in Thursday's practice.

It was the first time Smith practiced with the Wings since Jan. 4. Based on an early projection, he's probably still at least a week away from returning, but there's always a chance he'll be back sooner.
Jan 19 - 1:49 PM

Brendan Smith (knee) is projected to miss another two weeks.

Smith hasn't played since Jan. 4 because of a sprained knee.
Jan 11 - 3:40 PM

Brendan Smith (knee) won't be able to play during Detroit's road trip.

It was previously reported that Smith wouldn't be available Thursday, but this rules him out for three additional games. He has two goals and five points in 24 games this season.
Jan 5 - 5:41 PM

Brendan Smith's lower body injury is related to his right knee.

Smith is feeling alright, but he'll have to see what his status is after the swelling goes down. As previously reported, he won't play on Thursday.
Jan 5 - 4:13 PM

Brendan Smith (lower body) will miss Thursday's game.

Smith was injured during Wednesday's contest. He has five points and 26 penalty minutes in 24 contests in 2016-17.
Jan 5 - 3:22 PM

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