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Pavel Buchnevich | Winger | #89

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/17/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 193
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 3 (75) / NYR
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Pavel Buchnevich (back) will require two-to-three weeks of rehab.
His MRI revealed no structural damage so he should be fine after he takes some time to reinforce his core, according to coach Alain Vigneault. Nov 21 - 5:31 PM

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Pavel Buchnevich will get an MRI on his ailing back on Monday.

As far as we can tell this is all normal protocol as the Rangers try to determine what, or if, the talent rookie has more than just back spasms to blame for his time on the shelf. We won't know until they do, so stay tuned.
Nov 20 - 5:41 PM

Pavel Buchnevich is going to go see a back specialist in an effort to determine if he isn't having more than just mere back spasms.

Well that's disconcerting news to say the least. Buchnevich's back clearly isn't progressing and has grown worrisome for the Rangers. Until good news begins coming down the pike about the rookie phenom, we'd expect him to sit.
Nov 19 - 2:18 PM

Pavel Buchnevich (back spasms) will not play in Friday's match with Columbus.

The rookie phenom isn't ready to return to action just yet. Considering this is his second stint sidelined with the ailment, the Rangers will likely take their sweet time before letting him play again.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 18 - 6:52 PM

Pavel Buchnevich (back) is unlikely to play Friday.

He will probably get back on the ice in the morning, though. Buchnevich has four goals and four assists in just 10 appearances this season.
Nov 17 - 5:55 PM

Pavel Buchnevich has been sidelined once again with back spasms, and will not play in Sunday's match with Edmonton.

The rookie sensation has four goals and and eight points in 10 games so far, but this is his second spat of time with back spasm issues. Hopefully this isn't a sign of things to come. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Nov 13 - 9:31 PM

Pavel Buchnevich picked up a goal and two assists in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.

Buchnevich opened the scoring at the 7:20 mark of the second period. He also helped set up goals third period goals by Rick Nash (power play) and Mika Zibanejad. Buchnevich has been hot of late. He's now riding a three-game point streak and has three goals and seven points in nine games.
Nov 8 - 10:20 PM

Pavel Buchnevich switched to the left side in Friday's game against Carolina.

He played with Mika Zibanejad and Mats Zuccarello in his return from back spasms. Zuccarello, who scored twice in the match, replaced an injured Chris Kreider. Buchnevich recorded his second assists of the year on Zuccarello's power-play goal in the first period. The rookie forward has two assists in three appearances.
Oct 29 - 9:42 AM

Pavel Buchnevich (back) is expected to be back in the Rangers' lineup on Friday.

Buchnevich was able to fully participate in Thursday's practice. "Pavel is fine," coach Alain Vigneault said. "He’s good to go. We’re going to take him off IR and he’s going to be in the lineup." Buchnevich had played with Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad prior to the injury, but the Rangers' lines for Friday's contest remain unclear.
Source: NY Post
Oct 28 - 5:16 AM

The New York Rangers have placed Pavel Buchnevich (back) on injured reserve.

The Russian forward has missed the lat four games with back spasms so the move was retroactive and he can now come off it at any time. Buchnevich had an assist in two games thus far and is being counted upon to be a top-six forward for the Rangers once he returns to the lineup.
Oct 24 - 8:36 AM

Pavel Buchnevich will sit out Monday's game against San Jose because of back spasms.

He has one assist in two games this season. Josh Jooris may take his place in the lineup after being scratched for the first two matches.
Oct 17 - 10:37 AM

Pavel Buchnevish is on the verge of snagging a top six role with the Rangers.

He has played most of training camp on a line with Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad and has looked fantastic. The 21-year-old Russian has net presence and good scoring potential and could be a nice late-round sleeper in deep pools this season. In pre-season action thus far, Buchnevich has scored a goal and registered three points and a plus-5 rating with 13 shots on goal while averaging 15 minutes of playing time per game.
Oct 8 - 10:04 AM

Pavel Buchnevich scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-2 preseason loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Buchnevich opened the scoring at the 3:32 mark of the first period and he assisted on Chris Kreider's second period goal. The 21-year-old reportedly has the option to go back to the KHL if he's sent to the minors, so there's a good chance the Rangers will give him a look early on in the regular season.
Oct 6 - 9:58 PM

Pavel Buchnevich reportedly has an out-clause of sorts in his deal.

It might allow Buchnevich to return to the KHL if he ends up with AHL Hartford rather than the Rangers. It's not exactly clear what the details of it, but it sounds like it's not as simple as Buchnevich will either play for the Rangers or in the KHL. He still might end up playing for Hartford for at least part of the campaign if it makes sense to do so. He had 16 goals and 37 points in 58 KHL contests in 2015-16.
Sep 30 - 11:27 AM

Pavel Buchnevich will make his debut with the Rangers on Tuesday.

Buchnevich is making the move to North America after establishing himself in the KHL. The 21-year-old had 16 goals and 37 points in 58 KHL contests in 2015-16. He's projected to play alongside Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider. "I try not to stay nervous," Buchnevich said via a translator, "but of course I think tomorrow I will feel it a little bit before the game."
Sep 27 - 5:43 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Mika Zibanejad
3Kevin Hayes
4Josh Jooris
5Oscar Lindberg
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Michael Grabner
4Matt Puempel
5Jimmy Vesey
6Brandon Pirri
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