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Mats Zuccarello | Winger

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 179
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Coach Alain Vigneault said that Mats Zuccarello has been cleared by the team's medical staff, so he should be ready to go at training camp.
He was injured in Game 5 of the first round of the playoffs against Pittsburgh Penguins when he was struck in the side of the head by a shot from teammate Ryan McDonagh. Zuccarello sustained a brain contusion that caused bleeding on the brain and a hairline fracture in his skull. "He's been cleared to skate and have contact," said Vigneault. "He's made a full recovery so we're very pleased about that. He's a big part of our team." Aug 21 - 9:17 PM
Source: NHL.com

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Mats Zuccarello is expected to be fine for the start of training camp in September.

Zuccarello likely would not have been able to play in the Stanley Cup Final had the Rangers advanced past the Lightning as it was revealed after the Conference Final that he had suffered a brain contusion and fractured skull in the first round of the playoffs. He is expected to play on June 19 in a charity game.
Jun 13 - 7:11 AM

Mats Zuccarello is expected to get back on the ice next week when he suits up for a charity game on June 19th, according to his manager Kevin Skabo.

"I can confirm that Mats makes comeback on ice in the game along with several of his good friends from Rangers," Skabo told Norway's TV2. "It's going to be a big party in DNB Arena, and Mats (is) very happy that he can make a contribution on the ice. It is also nice for everyone who has secured tickets and get to experience his comeback in Stavanger." Derrick Brassard, Chris Kreider, Kevin Hayes and Carl Hagelin are slated to join Zuccarello in the match. This will be his first time on the ice for a game since he suffered a fractured skull and a brain contusion on Apr. 24.
Jun 11 - 12:31 PM

Mats Zuccarello sustained a brain contusion in Game 5 against Pittsburgh when he was struck in the head by a shot.

He hasn't completely healed yet, but he's expected to make a full recovery. Zuccarello told the media that he temporarily lost ability to talk and move his arm and he required speech therapy.
Jun 1 - 12:57 PM

Mats Zuccarello (concussion) is back on the ice Friday morning.

Zuccarello also skated with the Rangers on Thursday. He worked on a line with Matt Hunwick and Derick Brassard, but he's also wearing a non-contact jersey. It remains to be seen if he would be able to play at some point during the Stanley Cup Final should the Rangers make it that far.
May 29 - 10:37 AM

Mats Zuccarello (concussion) was on the ice Thursday in a non-contact jersey until practice started.

He left the ice once the session began and is still considered day-to-day because of a concussion. Zuccarello has sat out the past 13 games after he was hit in the head by a shot from teammate Ryan McDonagh in Game 5 against Pittsburgh during the first round.
Source: NHL.com
May 28 - 3:47 PM

Mats Zuccarello (concussion) won't be in the lineup for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.

He still hasn't been cleared for contact. Zuccarello took to the ice after the Rangers' practice for his first skate in a few days.
May 26 - 1:03 PM

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault said that Mats Zuccarello (concussion) is still day-to-day but that he is feeling better.

Zuccarello hasn't played since the Rangers first round series against Pittsburgh but it's a positive sign that he is feeling better. It's unclear whether or not the 27-year-old will come back at some point this playoff season.
May 24 - 12:26 PM

Mats Zuccarello is still out of action with a concussion.

The Rangers winger suffered the injury a month ago today and while he skated with the team on Thursday, he did not do so Friday. Don't count on him the remainder of the series and likely the Cup Final as well, if the Rangers make it that far.
May 24 - 8:38 AM

There have been signs of improvement here and there, but as of Saturday, it sounds like Mats Zuccarello's still out indefinitely.

The New York Rangers have managed to tie their series with the Tampa Bay Lightning at 2-2, but they'd likely welcome his creativity in what has been a high-scoring few games. It's difficult to imagine him being back anytime soon, however.
May 23 - 1:33 PM

Mats Zuccarello (concussion) skated Thursday with the extras, but he still isn't ready to join the team for practice.

Obviously, he won't be able to return until he does so. Zuccarello hasn't taken part in a full practice or played since Apr. 24.
May 21 - 2:54 PM

Earlier today, New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault noted that he "doesn't expect" forward Mats Zuccarello to skate while the team is in Tampa Bay.

Zuccarello has traveled with the team to Tampa, and the Rangers will play games three and four in Tampa on Wednesday and Friday respectively before returning to New York. Often injured, sick, or simply banged up players need to practice in order to return to the lineup and it appears Zuccarello will not fulfill this requirement through Sunday.
May 19 - 6:44 PM

Mats Zuccarello (concussion) skated on his own for about 15 minutes on Monday.

"Just going through the process of getting healthy," coach Alain Vigneault said. "He skated a little bit on his own today and I'm assuming that's going to get a little longer here as we move forward." However, he is still out indefinitely and is expected to miss his ninth straight game Monday night when the Rangers host Tampa Bay in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final.
May 18 - 12:05 PM

Mats Zuccarello (concussion) isn't taking part in the Rangers' practice on Sunday.

The 27-year-old has played in just five playoff games because of the injury. Zuccarello hasn't been ruled out of the Eastern Conference Final, but his presence for Game Two is extremely doubtful.
May 17 - 12:10 PM

Mats Zuccarello (concussion) has yet to skate but has not been ruled out of the Eastern Conference Final.

Zuccarello suffered the injury on April 24. The Rangers say that Zuccarello is progressing and apparently has been working out off the ice. Stay tuned.
Source: NY Post
May 17 - 8:13 AM

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PosRoleName
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