Player News - Rangers

Date: Team: Pos:

Ryan Malone (hip flexor) joined his teammates for Wednesday's practice.

His goal now is to get some preseason playing time before the start of the regular season. "Obviously, I want to play in the games," Malone said. "I want to be out there as much as possible so the coaches can have eyes on me. (The hip flexor) was nothing really serious, just from skating so much."
Oct 1 - 5:12 PM

Martin St. Louis was experimented with at center during Wednesday's practice.

He just played in the middle while the Rangers worked on their power play, but coach Alain Vigneault said St. Louis will see time at center in five-on-five situations as well in at least one of the team's last two preseason games. The Rangers are willing to try new things with Derek Stepan sidelined by a broken left fibula.
Oct 1 - 5:08 PM

Anthony Duclair scored a goal in the Rangers' 4-2 preseason loss to Philadelphia.

Duclair now has three goals in three preseason games. The Rangers are expected to announce a round of cuts on Wednesday, but given his strong training camp, Duclair might stick around at least a little longer.
Oct 1 - 8:41 AM

Dan Boyle and Marc Staal participated in their second preseason game as defensive partners on Monday.

There's been a bit of an adjustment period for Staal and Boyle. "It was a little better tonight," Staal said on Monday. "Obviously, he's a different player than (Anton) Stralman, he likes hanging onto the puck more. I've got to get used to that." Boyle is also expected to get plenty of power-play ice time with the Rangers.
Sep 30 - 9:32 AM

Forward Jesper Fast scored twice in the New York Rangers' 6-3 triumph over the Philadelphia Flyers in preseason action Monday night.

Fast was the surprise of last season's camp as he managed to break with the Rangers before eventually going to Hartford of the AHL at the end of October. He returned in April and was pointless in 11 NHL games after scoring 17 goals and 34 points in 48 AHL games. He wasn't the only rookie to score twice in New York Monday. Ryan Haggerty did, as well. Anthony Duclair, a 19-year-old forward, had his second goal in as many games and added an assist for the Rangers, while another rookie forward, Kevin Hayes, picked up two assists. Chris Mueller also scored for New York. Duclair, Haggerty and Fast scored in a span of less than four minutes to put the Rangers up 3-0 before the game was 10 minutes old. Three rookies scored for Philly -- Taylor Leier, Jason Akeson and Shayne Gostisbehere. Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves in his first full game of the preseason. Flyers goalie Steve Mason stopped 31 shots.
Sep 29 - 11:06 PM

Ryan Malone (hip flexor) wasn't on the ice Sunday.

Malone is also expected to miss Monday's exhibition contest. He inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Rangers on Sept. 11.
Sep 29 - 10:41 AM

Matthew Lombardi has sustained a groin injury.

Lombardi will miss Monday and Tuesday's preseason games as a result. He's trying to make a comeback to the NHL after scoring 20 goals and 50 points in 46 Swiss games last season.
Sep 29 - 10:39 AM

The New York Rangers are hoping that J.T Miller can take his game to another level this season.

The Rangers bought out Brad Richards in the off-season and have no lost Derek Stepan to injury, so there will be more opportunities for Miller at center. The 21-year-old has been warned about being more committed on and off the ice, and he feels he put in the necessary work over the summer. "I put more into it this summer," said Miller. "So I'm hoping for a better outcome."
Source: Newsday
Sep 28 - 4:39 PM

Jesper Fast is looking to crack the Rangers lineup out of training camp.

Fast was the surprise of last season's camp as he managed to break with the Rangers before eventually going to Hartford of the AHL at the end of October. He managed to return in April and was pointless in 11 NHL games after scoring 17 goals and 34 points in 48 AHL games. "Of course I’m more comfortable this year, knowing the guys, the staff and what the expectations are," Fast said. "I’m more confident." Look for Fast to stay with the Rangers out of camp but once again play in both the NHL and AHL this season.
Source: NY Post
Sep 28 - 9:11 AM

Anthony Duclair scored once and added an assist as he played on the top line with Rick Nash and Derick Brassard on Friday.

Duclair has been a very pleasant surprise in training camp but is likely to be returned to the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL where he had 50 goals and 99 points in 59 games last season. He was drafted in the third round of the 2013 draft and looks to have a bright future in the NHL.
Sep 27 - 9:45 AM

The injury to Derek Stepan could mean that Kevin Hayes cracks the lineup out of training camp as a winger.

The 22-year-old former first round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks could return to his roots over the last two seasons as a right winger after playing most of training camp in the middle. "I want to see him on the right side also," coach Alain Vigneault said. "For a player coming in, playing defense and playing center are challenging positions. So far, what I've seen from Hayes, I've liked. I've seen a lot of upside. But from talking to him briefly and having [associate coach Scott Arniel] talk to him a little bit more at length, we know he's more comfortable at wing, so I think at some point here as we move forward, we’re probably going to try him there." Stay tuned.
Source: NY Post
Sep 27 - 9:28 AM

Henrik Lundqvist was solid in his start versus Chicago on Friday as he stopped 15 of 16 shots in just under 30 minutes of action.

King Henrik should once again put up stellar numbers for a strong Rangers team this upcoming season. He was 33-24-5 last season with a 2.36 GAA and .920 SV%.
Sep 26 - 11:10 PM

Martin St. Louis is willing to shift to center following Derek Stepan's leg injury.

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault likely appreciates St. Louis' flexibility, but he probably won't take him up on that offer. Stepan is only out for four-to-six weeks and while that's significant, it's not so long of an absence to warrant St. Louis switching positions.
Sep 26 - 5:28 PM

Ryan Malone is dealing with a hip flexor problem.

Malone wasn't on the ice Friday as a result. He's considered day-to-day.
Sep 26 - 12:34 PM

Derek Stepan (fractured fibula) knows that bouncing back swiftly after missing most of training camp will be a challenge.

Stepan is out for the next four-to-six weeks. He missed last year's training camp too and struggled as a result, although that time his absence was due to a contract dispute. "I don't think anybody is going to come out of the gates without a training camp and play well," Stepan said. "It's going to take some time. This time is a little different. I'll be able to practice with the team leading up to it and obviously being here with help, having Reggie (strength and conditioning coach Reg Grant) help me along way. Last time doing it on my own in Madison (Wisc.). I'll be able to get reps here and do what I can to get up to speed as fast as possible."
Sep 26 - 10:47 AM

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