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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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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

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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

The New York Rangers have been unable to fill the void at center caused by the broken fibula to Mika Zibanejad.

The injury occurred two weeks ago and Zibanejad is still projected to be out of action for another month. The Rangers have tried J.T. Miller and Brandon Pirri in his spot but neither have worked out. The Rangers are a solid Stanley Cup contender and will just wait it out until Zibanejad returns to action. The talented Swede has 15 points in 18 games thus far.
Source: NY Post
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 08:49:00 AM

Mika Zibanejad buried his fifth goal of the season in Sunday's 3-2 shootout loss to Florida, but then broke his fibula and will be sidelined for a while.

Zibanejad is expected to miss six to eight weeks, which puts his return date after New Years in early January. Zibanejad had been adjusting well to his new team, with 15 points through 18 games this season before the injury.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 10:19:00 PM

Mika Zibanejad picked up an assist Saturday.

Zibanejad went three games without a point before a goal on Tuesday got him going. Zibanejad was acquired from Ottawa in the off-season for Derick Brassard and while he has three goals and 11 points in 15 games, he has not been happy with his game of late. "The fun of the game, I think, maybe helps you get out of that funk, and that's what I'm trying to do right now," Zibanejad said Saturday.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 07:48:00 AM

Mika Zibanejad scored the Rangers' only goal in their 2-1 loss to Detroit on Wednesday night.

Zibanejad opened the scoring when he deflected a shot by Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard early in the first period. Ryan McDonagh and Chris Kreider picked up the assists on New York's only goal. Zibanejad finished the game with a plus-1 rating, five shots on goal and one hit in 18:36 of ice time. The 23-year-old is off to a nice start with his new team. He has two goals and three assists in four games this season.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 11:08:00 PM

Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider had a goal and an assist Saturday.

The duo were the only ones to beat Carter Hutton in the Blues net as Hutton stoned the Rangers the rest of the way. Zibanejad now has a goal and four points in two games and the deal with the Senators for Derick Brassard has paid off thus far in New York. Expect a 60 point season from the Swede.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 08:11:00 AM

Mika Zibanejad scored one goal and had an assist in the third period of Saturday night’s preseason matchup between the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils to bring his team to within one goal. The Rangers lost the 5-4 matchup to the Devils, however.

Trailing 5-2 at the end of two, Michael Grabner scored early in the third with an assist from Zibanejad and Michael Paliotta. Zibanejad added a powerplay goal at the 16:28 minute mark, but the Rangers could not deliver the game-tying shot. With the Ottawa Senators last year, he scored 21 times in 81 games and delivered 30 assists.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 11:40:00 PM

Mika Zibanejad scored a goal and added two assists in his first preseason game with the New York Rangers.

The Rangers defeated the Islanders by a score of 5-2 and Zibanejad's name could be found all over the scoresheet. He scored a power play goal less than five minutes into the game and he picked up a pair of assists on goals by Brandon Pirri and Dylan McIlrath. The Rangers traded an important piece of their team (Derick Brassard) to acquire Zibanejad and they'll hope the young Swede will finally establish himself as a solid point producer at the NHL level.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 10:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

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