Player News - Rangers

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Jimmy Vesey (upper body) will be a game-time decision on Friday.

The plan is for Vesey to participate in the pregame warmups and then the coaching staff will make a call. Vesey couldn't play on Thursday due to the ailment.
Dec 9 - 2:47 PM

Antti Raanta will get the nod on Friday.

Raanta stopped 17 of 18 shots in a 2-1 win over the Jets on Thursday. It's surprising to see a backup goaltender play on back-to-back nights, especially when your starter is as established as Henrik Lundqvist is. That said, Lundqvist has been a bit of a mixed bag lately and Raanta is coming off a win, so perhaps the Rangers are hoping to build a little momentum.
Dec 9 - 2:45 PM

Derek Stepan recorded an assist in the Rangers' 2-1 win against Winnipeg on Thursday.

Stepan has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He has five goals and 19 points in 28 contests in 2016-17.
Dec 9 - 11:13 AM

Antti Raanta allowed one goal on 18 shots in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

Raanta has been one of the better backup goalies in the NHL this season. He wasn't overly busy tonight, but he managed to do enough to win a close game. Raanta has a 6-1-0 record with a 2.05 goals-against-average and a .932 save percentage. He'd only become relevant in fantasy leagues if Henrik Lundqvist were to miss some time.
Dec 9 - 1:55 AM

Kevin Hayes scored the game-winning goal in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

Chris Kreider gave New York a 1-0 lead in the first period, while Jets forward Mark Scheifele tied it up in the second. Hayes scored the go-ahead goal on the power play with only 1:09 remaining in regulation. Ryan McDonagh and J.T. Miller picked up the assists on the goal. Hayes has 11 goals and nine assists in 28 games in 2016-17. Those are much better totals than many expected from him at this point of the season.
Dec 9 - 1:45 AM

Adam Clendening will not play against the Jets on Thursday.

Clendening has seen just one game over the last month, with seven games played overall this season. Unfortunately, he does not have a role with the team.
Dec 8 - 7:11 PM

Nicklas Jensen is set to make his Rangers debut against the Jets on Thursday.

Jensen posted six points in 24 games spread over the last three season with Vancouver. However he's picked up 23 goals and 40 points in 62 games with Hartford, the Rangers AHL affiliate. The 22-year-old is ready to prove his mettle.
Dec 8 - 6:44 PM

Michael Grabner will return to the Rangers' lineup against the Jets on Thursday.

Grabner had left the team to attend his grandmother's funeral. The veteran winger is having a banner season with 13 goals and 17 points in 26 games thus far.
Dec 8 - 6:24 PM

Jimmy Vesey has been sideline with an upper body injury and will not play Thursday against the Jets.

Thus ends his illustrious 27-game playing streak dating back to his NHL debut. Okay, it's not quite that dramatic. But this is his first game out. He was seen riding the bike however, so perhaps the injury is not in his hands, wrists or arms.
Dec 8 - 6:22 PM

Rick Nash is projected to miss one week with a groin injury.

He was injured on Tuesday night against the Islanders. Nash has posted 11 goals and 18 points in 27 games this season.
Dec 7 - 6:47 PM

Antti Raanta will be between the pipes Thursday against Winnipeg.

Raanta was in goal for his first loss this season on Nov. 27 against Ottawa. He has a 5-1-0 record with a 2.20 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage in eight appearances this season. The Rangers play again on Friday at Chicago, so Henrik Lundqvist will likely start that contest.
Dec 7 - 4:01 PM

Rick Nash (groin) went for an MRI Wednesday.

The Rangers expect to get a clearer picture of Nash's status Thursday. Nash was forced to leave Tuesday's game because of a groin injury.
Dec 7 - 3:57 PM

Jimmy Vesey is dealing with an upper-body injury.

He skipped Wednesday's practice as a result of the ailment. The rookie forward scored his ninth goal of the season on Tuesday versus the Islanders. The Rangers visit Winnipeg on Thursday and Vesey's status is unclear at this time.
Dec 7 - 12:58 PM

Marc Staal, scorer of goals.

Staal picked up his third goal of the season during Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Islanders. It was his second goal in three games. He has now just 37 career markers, so we'd just enjoy this mini-streak for what it is.
Dec 6 - 11:42 PM

Jimmy Vesey now has points in three of his last four games with a goal during Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Islanders.

The talented rookie is now up to nine goals and 16 points in 27 games thus far. At this point, it seems safe to believe that he's for real.
Dec 6 - 11:41 PM


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