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Jesper Fast | Winger | #17

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 191
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 6 (157) / NYR
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Jesper Fast argued that he didn't return from his hip surgery early because of the Rangers' cold start.
Fast made his season debut on Saturday after the Rangers began the season 1-4-0. They lost again on Saturday, but Fast was active with seven hits. "Of course you want to help the team, but I felt good the last two weeks, just needed to get back to 100 percent to play games," Fast said. "That was the decision we made." He was originally projected to return in late October, so the decision to use him on Saturday did come as something of a surprise. Still, his performance on Saturday was encouraging and he wouldn't be the first player who was able to return ahead of schedule. Oct 17 - 9:53 AM
Source: NY Post

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Jesper Fast had seven hits on Saturday.

It was the first game of the season for Fast who missed the early action as he was recovering from offseason hip surgery. With seven hits, it seems that he is 100 percent. Fast had six goals and 21 points last season. Do not expect a lot of variance this season with his scoring skills.
Oct 15 - 8:59 AM

New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault has announced that forward Jesper Fast will return to the lineup tonight against the New Jersey Devils.

Fast has been sidelined since the summer due to hip surgery. Vigneault also added that he is unsure who will be out of the lineup because a few players are dealing with 'bumps and bruises'. Fast should remain on the waiver wire for the time being.
Oct 14 - 5:09 PM

Jesper Fast isn't dealing with any pain as he rehabs from hip surgery.

Fast is hoping to start skating again soon. The hope is that he'll be available by the end of October. He had six goals and 21 points in 68 contests in 2016-17.
Oct 7 - 2:19 PM

Jesper Fast's (hip) recovery is going "extremely well," according to coach Alain Vigneault.

Fast is recovering from a hip surgery he underwent in June. The hope is that he'll be back by the end of October and Vigneault noted that he's on track to make that happen.
Sep 22 - 3:01 PM

Jesper Fast (hip) could be back in late October, according to coach Alain Vigneault.

Fast had hip surgery back in June. He registered six goals and 21 points in 68 games last season.
Sep 14 - 3:22 PM

Jesper Fast has signed a three-year, $5.55 million contract with the New York Rangers.

Fast was a restricted free agent coming off a two-year, $1.9 million agreement. He had six goals and 21 points in 68 games in 2016-17, which was down from 30 points in 2015-16.
Jul 5 - 2:14 PM

The New York Rangers need to sign either Jesper Fast, Matt Puempel or Oscar Lindberg before Friday to comply with the NHL rules regarding the expansion draft.

All three are pending free agents and the Rangers have to expose at least one or sign another player with a contract that can be exposed for the Vegas Golden Knights to take. If the Rangers are unable to do so (and the players are aware of the situation and should be playing tough in contract negotiations) they will face sanctions by the NHL that could include forfeiting a draft pick or more. Fast is out until at least November after undergoing hip surgery so he could be the most vulnerable in contract talks.
Source: NY Post
Jun 12 - 8:14 AM

Jesper Fast has undergone successful hip surgery that will likely result in him missing part of the 2017-18 campaign.

Fast's operation was a labral repair. He's expected to need five months to recover, which suggests that he won't be available until early November. This also raises questions about his ability to train to his full potential over the summer, which could impact his play even when he is healthy enough to return.
Jun 5 - 3:54 PM

Jesper Fast scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.

Fast opened the scoring at the 4:07 mark of the first period and he helped set up Ryan McDonagh's game-tying goal (3-3) late in the second frame. The Rangers had a 4-3 lead late in the third period, but former Rangers Derick Brassard tied the game with under 1:30 left. Brassard's teammate, Kyle Turris, added the game winner in overtime. Fast has three goals and three assists in 11 games this postseason. The Rangers are one loss away from being eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They'll look to even up the series at home on Tuesday night.
May 6 - 8:58 PM

Jesper Fast found the back of the net in the Rangers' 2-1 win over Montreal in Game 4 Tuesday night.

Fast opened the scoring 11:39 minutes into the game. It was his first goal and second point of the 2017 playoffs. He has four goals and 10 points in 31 career postseason contests.
Apr 19 - 10:23 AM

Jesper Fast registered an assist in the Rangers' 2-0 win over Montreal in Game 1 on Wednesday.

Fast was back in the lineup after missing the final three games of the regular season due to an undisclosed injury. He had six goals and 21 points in 68 contests in 2016-17.
Apr 13 - 10:25 AM

Jesper Fast will miss Wednesday's game because of a minor injury.

He is listed as day-to-day after skipping Tuesday's skate for maintenance. Fast is expected to be ready for the playoffs if he doesn't return before then.
Apr 4 - 1:54 PM

The Rangers will welcome Jesper Fast back to the lineup on Friday against the Panthers.

Through 59 games this season Fast has posted five goals and 20 points, along with 33 blocks and 90 hits while seeing just under 14 minutes per game on average.
Mar 17 - 5:51 PM

Jesper Fast (shoulder) is set to return on Friday.

Fast will be playing in his first game since Feb. 28. He has five goals and 20 points in 59 contests this season.
Mar 17 - 11:34 AM

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4Michael Grabner
5Ryan Gropp
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
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D1Ryan McDonagh
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Brady Skjei
4Brendan Smith
5Marc Staal
6Nick Holden
7Steven Kampfer
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Ondrej Pavelec