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Mika Zibanejad | Center | #93

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/18/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (6) / OTT
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Center Mike Zibanejad scored on a breakaway with 1:04 remaining in overtime to give the New York Rangers a 1-0 victory over the Lightning in Tampa Bay Monday night.
Zibanejad ended the goalies' duel with his ninth goal of the season. Zibanejad was set up nicely by defenseman Ryan McDonagh, who posted his 32nd assist of the season. The Rangers were outshot 38-34 in the game. Rick Nash led all shooters with eight shots on goal. Mar 6 - 11:30 PM

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Mika Zibanejad (hand) returned to action on Thursday March 2.

Zibanejad was absent for one game due to the injury. He got a plus-one rating in 15:50 minutes of ice time in his return.
Mar 3 - 5:01 AM

Mika Zibanejad (hand) will miss Tuesday's game against the Capitals.

Zibanejad was seen with a bandage on his hand this morning. The injury was significant enough to keep him out of the lineup tonight. We'll consider him day-to-day for now.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 28 - 7:14 PM

Mika Zibanejad snapped his 15-game goal drought in dramatic fashion during Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Devils.

After getting bailed out twice by Antti Raanta to begin his shift, Zibanejad was able to freeze and then score through the five-hole on Cory Schneider for the game winner in the extra frame. Tack on his assist earlier in the game, and he has eight goals and 24 points in 36 games.
Feb 25 - 9:00 PM

Mika Zibanejad picked up a helper in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Capitals.

It was a beauty too, as he won an offensive zone draw forward in a set play between he, Chris Kreider and the eventual goal scorer Mats Zuccarello. Zibanejad now has 15 assists and 22 points in 33 games this season.
Feb 19 - 3:34 PM

Mika Zibanejad recorded an assist in a 4-3 win against Nashville Thursday night.

Zibanejad has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last five games. He has seven goals and 21 points in 29 contests in 2016-17.
Source: NY Post
Feb 10 - 9:26 AM

Mika Zibanejad made it three games in a row with an assist on Sunday during the 4-3 win over the Flames.

He didn't have a point in his previous four outings after he scored twice in is return to the lineup on Jan. 17 from a broken fibula. Zibanejad now has 13 assists and 20 points in 27 games this season.
Feb 5 - 5:06 PM

Mika Zibanejad is slated to play between Rick Nash and Pavel Buchnevich on Tuesday in his return to the lineup.

He has missed the past 25 games because of a broken fibula. Zibanejad has registered 15 points in 19 games this season, so get him back in your lineup.
Jan 17 - 4:32 PM

Mika Zibanejad (leg) has been taken off the injured reserve list.

That's not surprising given that Zibanejad declared himself good to play on Tuesday, but it does make his return all-but certain. The Rangers created a roster spot for him by sending Marek Hrivik to the minors.
Jan 16 - 3:03 PM

Mika Zibanejad (leg) expects to be back in the Rangers' lineup Tuesday night.

Zibanejad last played on Nov. 20. The Rangers already cleared a roster spot for him by putting Marek Hrivik on waivers and then sending him to the minors once he cleared. Zibanejad has five goals and 15 points in 19 contests this season.
Jan 16 - 2:39 PM

Mika Zibanejad is nearing his return to the Rangers.

Now with Marek Hrivik placed on waivers, the signal appears to be bright in the Broadway night skies that Zibanejad will be able to return for one of their three games next week. The first chance will be Tuesday against Dallas.
Jan 15 - 1:46 PM

Mika Zibanejad has been progressing quickly from his broken leg the past week.

Although the talented pivot won't play in this weekend's games, he is skating well and a return to action Tuesday against Dallas is not out of the question. Check back with us early next week as to Zibanejad's status.
Source: NY Post
Jan 14 - 10:35 AM

Mika Zibanejad (broken fibula) skated on his own Friday morning.

He is getting closer to being ready to return to the lineup. "It will probably be a matter of getting a couple practices in," coach Alain Vigneault said, "feeling good about his conditioning and feeling good physically and mentally, and we'll make a call from there."
Source: NY Post
Jan 7 - 9:12 AM

Mika Zibanejad is looking for a mid-late January return from his broken fibula.

Zibanejad broke his fibula on November 20 after starting the season off strong with 15 points in 18 games and the Rangers really miss his play at center. He is no longer in a walking boot or using crutches and that's a major step but it should still take some time before he is wheeling on the ice. He is a definite keeper in a lot of pools and should be the Rangers top pivot for a long time.
Source: NY Post
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 08:50:00 AM

Mika Zibanejad (leg) is no longer using crutches or a walking boot.

"Always a nice one when you progress in your recovery," Zibanejad said. "But only halfway there. Now the rest of it is ahead of me. I’m just excited for every step that goes by." Zibanejad hasn't played since Nov. 20. He was off to a strong start prior to the injury with five goals and 15 points in 19 contests.
Source: NY Post
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 09:40:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Mika Zibanejad
3Kevin Hayes
4Brandon Pirri
5Oscar Lindberg
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Michael Grabner
4Matt Puempel
5Jimmy Vesey
6Tanner Glass
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
3Jesper Fast
4Pavel Buchnevich
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Brady Skjei
3Kevin Klein
4Dan Girardi
5Brendan Smith
6Marc Staal
7Nick Holden
8Adam Clendening
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta