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Matt Puempel | Winger | #12

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/24/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 204
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (24) / OTT

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Matt Puempel (concussion) is expected to take part in Saturday's practice.
He has missed seven straight games because of a concussion he sustained on Dec. 31 against Colorado. Puempel suffered two concussions in December, but he appears to be making some progress. Jan 21 - 9:04 AM
Source: NY Post

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The Rangers moved Matt Puempel to I/R retroactive to Dec. 31st with a concussion.

The youngster has no timetable for his return. He has five goals and six points in 13 games with the Rangers this season.
Jan 8 - 2:45 PM

Matt Puempel is suffering from concussion symptoms, so he won't play Tuesday night.

He is out indefinitely, according to coach Alain Vigneault. Nicklas Jensen will be in the lineup against Buffalo as a result.
Jan 3 - 5:08 PM

Matt Puempel's first career hat-trick led the Rangers to a 6-3 win over Arizona on Thursday.

One of his three power-play goals turned out to be the game-winner in a career best night for the 23-year-old. That's five points (4G,1A) in his last four games. J.T. Miller, Chris Kreider and Nick Holden scored the other goals for the Rangers who scored three unanswered in the third to blow it open.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:37:00 AM

Matt Puempel found the back of the net in the Rangers' 7-2 loss to Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Puempel has two goals and no assists in 22 games this season. In 61 career games he now has eight points.
Source: NY Post
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 11:14:00 AM

Matt Puempel will make his return to the Rangers' lineup as he tags in for Brandon Pirri on Saturday in Nashville.

Well, that was fortunate. Puempel missed just five games over the last 12 days, which is far better than what most dealing with concussions get. In six games with the Rangers he's posted a goal with three hits and five shots. Pirri meanwhile has six goals and 12 points in 36 games with the Rangers thus far.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 03:19:00 PM

Matt Puempel (concussion) skated Wednesday in a regular practice jersey.

He will travel with the team and it looks like he close to returning to the lineup from a concussion.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 02:41:00 PM

The Rangers confirmed that Matt Puempel suffered a concussion in Tuesday's game against the Isles.

Puempel was forced to leave the game after getting cross-checked in the face by Brock Nelson. Because of the unpredictability of concussions, we don't know how much time Puempel will miss.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 10:04:00 PM

Matt Puempel left Tuesday's game against the Islanders with an upper-body injury.

Puempel exited the game after he took a cross-check to the face from Isles forward Brock Nelson. We'll update his status as soon as the Rangers make an announcement.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 09:28:00 PM

Look for Matt Puempel to play against his former Ottawa Senator teammates Sunday.

Puempel played 13 games for Ottawa before the Rangers claimed him off waivers earlier this week. He scored his first of the season in his Rangers debut Friday and will look to show his former mates that the Senators made a big mistake in letting him go after drafting him in the first round in 2011.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 08:42:00 AM

Matt Puempel scored in his Rangers debut on Friday in a 3-2 win over Philadelphia.

"They let you play here, they let you play to your strengths," Puempel said. "They know there are going to be mistakes. They're not barking at you every time you come off the ice. It's beneficial." It sounds like Puempel is a little bitter about how his time with the Senators went and he'll get a chance to play against his old teammates when Ottawa visits MSG on Sunday night.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 09:06:00 AM

Matt Puempel is thrilled to be a member of the New York Rangers.

The Senators first round pick and 24th overall in 2011 was placed on waivers by Ottawa Sunday and was claimed the next day by New York. "I've been here for probably 35 hours and it's been amazing," Puempel said before the Rangers faced the Penguins for the second time in three days. "Unbelievable the way everyone's treated me. I met all the guys today, too. Talked to them yesterday, but I'm so excited to be here. So grateful for the opportunity. Haven't stopped smiling since I heard the news." Puempel has yet to see action as a Ranger as he was a healthy scratch Wednesday but look for him in the lineup in the not too distant future. He had no points in 13 games with Ottawa before being claimed.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 10:52:00 AM

Matt Puempel could see his first action in a Rangers uniform Wednesday.

Puempel was claimed off waivers Monday as the Rangers have been dealing with a couple of injuries in Pavel Buchnevich and Mika Zibanejad. "It's a guy we've scouted in the past and our scouts see some good things," GM Jeff Gorton said of Puempel. "(They) see some skill, see a guy that likes to shoot the puck and can score goals. When he was on waivers and things happened with Mika, obviously we've got a spot on our team right now and we want to take a look at him. It's just a timing thing where it's a guy we liked in the past and he's on waivers, so we put a claim in on him and we'll see what happens."
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 10:53:00 AM

Matt Puempel has been claimed by the New York Rangers.

He was put on waivers by Ottawa on Sunday. Puempel has four goals and two assists in 52 career NHL appearances. He was originally drafted with pick No. 24 in the 2011 class.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 12:06:00 PM

The Ottawa Senators have waived winger Matt Puempel.

The 23-year-old has no points in 13 games with Ottawa this season. In all he has just six points in 52 games at the highest level. Though he posted 17 goals and 30 points with AHL Binghamton last season, it doesn't appear he's quite ready to make the jump.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 12:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
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