Player News - Rangers

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Rick Nash had an assist in the Rangers' 2-1 overtime loss against Detroit on Wednesday.

It was Nash's 60th point in 62 games this season. It's the first time he's reached the 60-point milestone since 2010-2011.
Mar 5 - 10:01 AM

Cam Talbot, starting Wednesday night in place of Henrik Lundqvist (vascual injury to his neck) in the Rangers' net for the 14th time in 15 games, made 29 saves in regulation and overtime but New York wound up on the losing side of a 2-1 decision in Detroit.

Talbot is now 9-2-3 since the Lundqvist injury. His season record is 13-6-4. His goals-against average is 2.43 and his save percentage, .917. He's been solid, and the Rangers are definite contenders, so don't be afraid to use Talbot as your fantasy goalie on most nights.
Mar 4 - 11:00 PM

Dan Girardi scored the New York Rangers' only goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Red Wings in Detroit Wednesday night.

Girardi's goal tied the game at 1-1 at 17:02 of the first period but there was no more scoring in the game until Marek Zidlicky's overtime tally. Rangers gunner Rick Nash had seven shots on the Detroit net but finished the game with a minus-one.
Mar 4 - 10:56 PM

James Sheppard will make his New York Ranger debut Wednesday night in Detroit.

Sheppard was acquired from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a fourth round pick and will likely line up on the fourth line with Dominc Moore and Jesper Fast. Sheppard doesn’t carry much fantasy value but has the ability to help the Rangers make a deep playoff run. He has five goals and 11 assists in 57 games played this year. Tanner Glass will sit out to make room for Sheppard.
Mar 4 - 5:11 PM

Matt Hunwick will watch from the press box again Wednesday night vs. Detroit.

Hunwick hasn’t seen game action since playing versus the Flames back on February 24th and will continue to be an extra with the Rangers now having a solidified group of starting defensemen. In 40 games this season, he has eight assists and a plus 12 rating. He undoubtedly carries no fantasy value.
Mar 4 - 5:10 PM

Tanner Glass is expected to be a healthy scratch Wednesday night against the Red Wings.

Glass has somehow posted a minus 13 rating in 49 games on a team that has an NHL best plus 43 goal differential this year. The fact that he has not been scratched more regularly is actually astonishing considering the Rangers propensity for speed and offensive ability. Glass does, however, have two assists in his last two games but only three points and no goals overall this season. With the Rangers acquisition of James Sheppard from San Jose, expect Glass to be a healthy scratch more often going forward.
Mar 4 - 5:09 PM

Cam Talbot will be the starting goaltender Wednesday night versus the Detroit Red Wings.

Talbot will start for the 14th time in 15 games since Henrik Lundqvist has been sidelined with a vascular injury. He is 9-2-2 since the Lundqvist injury and 13-6-3 with a 2.45 goals-against-average and .917 save percentage overall this season in 24 games played. Talbot took a 3-2 loss to Detroit in their last meeting back on December 6th where he turned away 31 of 34 shots.
Mar 4 - 5:08 PM

Tanner Glass might serve as a healthy scratch more often going forward.

That's because James Sheppard, who was acquired from San Jose, is competing with Glass for a spot on the fourth line. Glass has three points and 67 penalty minutes in 49 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 3 - 4:06 PM

James Sheppard skated on the fourth line in his first practice with the Rangers.

The Rangers acquired Sheppard from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a fourth-round pick on Sunday. His projected linemates are Dominic Moore and right wing Jesper Fast. His presence might also result in Tanner Glass spending more time in the press box.
Mar 3 - 4:04 PM

Mats Zuccarello had two assists in the Rangers' 4-1 victory over Nashville on Monday.

Zuccarello signed a four-year, $18 million extension just prior to the start of the contest. He now has 12 goals and 37 points in 60 games this season.
Mar 3 - 11:35 AM

Derick Brassard had two assists in a 4-1 victory against Nashville on Monday.

Brassard has 13 goals and 50 points in 60 games this season. He's already set a new career-high in points and doesn't appear to be slowing down as we get into the final stretch of the 2014-15 campaign.
Mar 3 - 11:33 AM

Goalie Cam Talbot made 25 saves to help the New York Rangers beat the visiting Nashville Predators 4-1 Monday night.

Talbot was making his fifth consecutive start for the Rangers. He also has started 13 of the past 14 New York games in the absence of star first-stringer Henrik Lundqvist, who's been out with a vascular injury to his neck. Talbot is now sporting a record of 13-6-3 with a 2.45 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage. There's nothing wrong with having Talbot as your fantasy goalie, especially in one-day leagues. He'll help more often than hurt.
Mar 2 - 11:12 PM

Defenseman Keith Yandle turned in an effective debut with the New York Rangers Monday night as he and his new team defeated the visiting Nashville Predators 4-1.

Yandle, traded along with Chris Summers from Arizona Sunday for Anthony Duclair, John Moore, and two draft choices, logged 19:41 of ice time against the Preds. Despite not having a chance to practice with the Rangers, Yandle made good decisions with the puck, got three shots on net and had one steal. He was given time alongside both Kevin Klein and Dan Boyle.
Mar 2 - 11:01 PM

Chris Kreider was one of four New York Rangers to score goals in the team's 4-1 win over the visiting Nashville Predators Monday night.

Kreider's goal was his 17th of the season. The left winger also fired three shots on net. Keith Yandle, Marc Staal and Dominic Moore also scored for New York, their sixth and seventh goals of the season, respectively. With 44 seconds remaining in the third period, Rick Nash notched his 38th goal of the season into an empty net. Mats Zuccarello, who earlier Monday signed a reported four-year contract extension with Zuccarello worth $18 million, picked up two assists for the Rangers. Ditto for Derick Brassard. Zuccarello now has 25 assists on the season; Brassard, 37.
Mar 2 - 10:56 PM

Mats Zuccarello's four-year, $18 million deal has been officially announced by the Rangers.

The deal includes a no-trade clause in the first season. GM Glen Sather said the Rangers shook hands with Zuccarello on the agreement Sunday. "I am glad that it worked out, he is a young player that is only in his first couple of first years in the NHL," said coach Alain Vigneault. "Very competitive player and highly skilled and is only going to get better. Very happy we have him locked up for the next four years."
Mar 2 - 6:39 PM

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