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Jesper Fast | Winger | #17

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 6 (157) / NYR
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Jesper Fast (separated shoulder) skated before practice Saturday.

Fast was expected to be out two-three weeks when he was hurt on February 28. That prognostication remains to be seen if it is true. He has five goals and 20 points this season so his fantasy value is negligible.
Source: NY Post
Mar 12 - 10:09 AM

Jesper Fast will miss two-three weeks with a separated shoulder according to Rangers coach Alain Vigneault.

Fast suffered the injury when he was steamrollered by Alex Ovechkin Tuesday. He has five goals and 20 points this season so his fantasy value is negligible.
Mar 1 - 1:18 PM

Jesper Fast's undisclosed injury is believed to be a shoulder separation.

He could be out indefinitely if that is the case. Fast was injured on Tuesday night against Washington. Stay tuned for updates.
Mar 1 - 11:44 AM

Jesper Fast sustained an undisclosed injury in the third period of Tuesday's game.

Fast probably hurt his shoulder on a hit from Alex Ovechkin. That being said, we don't know much about the injury yet, including any details about its severity.
Source: NY Post
Mar 1 - 7:01 AM

Thanks to the goal he scored in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets, Jesper Fast now has points in three of his last four games.

It was Fast's fifth goal of the season, giving him 20 points through 58 games. Through 206 career games he has 21 goals and 64 points.
Feb 26 - 8:51 PM

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