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Mika Zibanejad | Center | #93

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/18/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 227
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (6) / OTT
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Mika Zibanejad scored his 14th of the season but coach Alain Vigneault was not happy with his line.
That's because the Islanders put Mathew Barzal, Jordan Eberle and Anthony Beauvillier against Zibanejad, Mats Zuccarello and J.T. Miller and they were annihilated by the trio, striking for 12 points. "I got three of my top players there and they were dominated the whole game," Vigneault said. Zibanejad has 25 points in 35 games this season and should be active in deeper pools. Jan 14 - 8:38 AM

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Mika Zibanejad scored a goal in a 2-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.

Zibanejad took a feed from Michael Grabner before firing off a rocket in behind Marc-Andre Fleury to open the scoring 13:05 into the game. Zibanejad has been cold lately with just two points over his last nine games since returning from his concussion that cost him nine games. The 24-year-old Swedish center has 24 points in 33 games so far this season but the Rangers need more from him moving forward if they want to secure a playoff spot over the second half of the season.
Jan 8 - 12:20 AM

Mika Zibanejad scored a power play goal in a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Pavel Buchnevich teed up Zibanejad for a perfect one-timer with a beautiful cross-ice pass. It's Zibanejad's first goal since Nov 22 and it breaks a run of six games without a point. The Swedish forward has 12 goals and 23 points in 31 games this season. Nick Holden also scored in the loss.
Jan 3 - 10:53 PM

Mika Zibanejad scored a shootout goal in a 1-0 shootout win over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

Neither the Rangers nor the Capitals could score a goal in regulation and overtime. Both teams needed a shootout to decide the game and the Rangers scored on both their attempts. Zibanejad has 11 goals and 22 points in 28 games this year.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 01:04:00 AM

Mika Zibanejad was benched for most of the third period Saturday.

The center saw only one shift in the third before coach Alain Vigneault decided that enough was enough. "I definitely thought the other nine guys were better," was all the Vigneault had to say after the game. Zibanejad returned this week after missing nine games with a concussion. He has 11 goals and 22 points in 27 games and has been pointless since his return three games ago.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 08:13:00 AM

As expected, Mika Zibanejad will return to the lineup on Tuesday from a concussion.

Zibanejad is projected to play with Pavel Buchnevich and Chris Kreider as well as see time on the top power-play unit. Get him back in your lineup.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 05:10:00 PM

Mika Zibanejad (concussion) is expected to be back in the lineup Tuesday barring something unforeseen.

Zibanejad looked ready to go at Monday's practice and we will know more about Zibanejad's status when coach Alain Vigneault speaks to the media at 5:00 p.m. ET. He has missed the last nine games with a concussion.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 03:39:00 PM

Mika Zibanejad (concussion) could be a possibility to play Tuesday night.

Zibanejad returned to practice on Monday. He skated with regular linemates Pavel Buchnevich and Chris Kreider during the session as well as logged time on the top power-play unit. Zibanejad has missed the last nine games with a concussion, but a return appears to be very close.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 11:49:00 AM

Mika Zibanejad (concussion) could return to practice Monday.

If he is able to practice Monday then a return to the lineup Tuesday is not out of the question. Zibanejad has been out of action since November 26 and the Rangers have gone 5-3-1 in the nine games he has missed. He should go back to his spot between Chris Kreider and Pavel Buchnevich and that will certainly help the Rangers. He has 11 goals and 22 points in 22 games so put him back in your lineup as soon as you can.
Source: NY Post
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 07:48:00 AM

Mika Zibanejad (concussion) participated in the Rangers' Friday morning skate.

Although Zibanejad won't play Saturday against the Bruins, the hope is he might be able to practice on Monday and play Tuesday against the Ducks. Stay tuned for further updates.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 11:13:00 AM

Mika Zibanejad (concussion) has been ruled out for Friday and Saturday's games.

That's to be expected given that Zibanejad hasn't resumed practicing yet. The hope is that he'll skate with the Rangers on Monday and they'll go from there.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 01:09:00 PM

Mika Zibanejad (concussion) isn't likely to play on Friday.

Zibanejad has been skating on his own, but the Rangers didn't practice on Thursday and he'll likely need to be tested in those before he can return to the lineup. He last played on Nov. 26.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 04:24:00 PM

Mika Zibanejad (concussion) skated again on Tuesday.

Zibanejad won't travel with the team for Wednesday's game against Ottawa. He saw some time on the power play during Tuesday's session, but it's possible he will be more involved during Thursday's skate. Zibanejad appears to be moving in the right direction.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 01:42:00 PM

Mika Zibanejad (concussion) skated with his teammates on Monday morning.

Zibanejad skated as a spare defenseman during the session. Coach Alain Vigneault said the forward has not been cleared for contact yet. Zibanejad still needs at least one full practice before he can return to action.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 03:56:00 PM

Mika Zibanejad (concussion) will not play on Monday but has skated in three of the last four days.

Coach Alain Vigneault said that Zibanejad will need at least one practice so that eliminates him from the Monday game against Dallas. The Swede has missed the last five games but has 11 goals and 22 points in 22 games this season. Stay tuned.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 08:42:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mika Zibanejad
2Kevin Hayes
3David Desharnais
4Peter Holland
5Vinni Lettieri
LW1Chris Kreider
2Rick Nash
3Jimmy Vesey
4Michael Grabner
5Ryan Gropp
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
3Pavel Buchnevich
4Jesper Fast
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Brady Skjei
4Brendan Smith
5Marc Staal
6Nick Holden
7Steven Kampfer
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Ondrej Pavelec