Player News - Rangers

Date: Team: Pos:

New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh may begin skating with teammates as soon as next week.

That's the next step in his progression from a shoulder injury. It's been a tough start to the 2014-15 season for McDonagh, but he has potential to be a nice mid-level fantasy blueliner, at least when he's healthy.
Nov 22 - 1:42 PM

Larry Brooks of the New York Post thinks that J.T. Miller should be moved from center to the wing.

We cannot disagree with Miller who says that the Rangers are strong down the middle (they are) but have a pressing need on the wing where they really do not have a physical presence. Miller is currently with Hartford of the AHL and playing center. Should he get a shot on the wing, it will increase the 21-year-old's chance of playing in the NHL this season as he will not need an injury to a centerman to be recalled.
Source: NY Post
Nov 22 - 9:08 AM

Martin St. Louis is on a three-game point streak.

St. Louis had an assist in the Rangers' 2-0 victory against Philadelphia on Wednesday. With 1,079 career games under his belt, St. Louis is just four points shy of 1,000.
Nov 20 - 9:47 AM

Kevin Klein has already tied his career-high for goals scored in a single season.

Klein found the back of the net in the Rangers' 2-0 victory on Wednesday, giving him four markers in 18 games. He previously reached that mark in 2008-09 and 2011-12, but obviously with most of the season still ahead of him, there's a good chance Klein will set a new personal best.
Nov 20 - 9:46 AM

Backup goalie Cameron Talbot turned in a gem Wednesday night, sparking the New York Rangers to a 2-0 shutout victory over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.

Talbot, playing his sixth game of the season because the Rangers gave first-stringer Henrik Lundqvist the night off, had what was easily his best game of the season, kicking aside all 31 of Philly's shots, five of which were fired by Jakub Voracek. Talbot's goals-against average improved to 2.70. His save percentage is now .908. The shutout was Talbot's first win of the season. It was his first shutout since a 26-save, 5-0 victory against the Edmonton Oilers on March 30, 2014. Talbot's record this season is 1-2-1. The Rangers, who will face the Buffalo Sabres on the road Friday, snapped a three-game losing streak. The Flyers now have lost three straight.
Nov 19 - 10:49 PM

Right winger Rick Nash scored one of the Rangers' goals in a 2-0 shutout of the visiting Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday night.

The goal, registered on a power play at 7:43 of the second period, was Nash's 13th of the season. Assists went to Martin St. Louis, his eighth of the season, and Derek Stepan (fifth). New York's other goal was netted in the first period by Kevin Klein, his fourth of the season. Carl Hagelin drew his fourth assist of the season on Klein's goal. The Rangers have won 14 of the past 18 regular-season games against the Flyers, dating back to March 2011,
Nov 19 - 10:42 PM

Lee Stempniak will be held out of the lineup Wednesday night when the Rangers host the Flyers.

After missing practice Tuesday, Stempniak will miss his first game of the season tonight due to lower-back soreness. The Rangers talented winger has four goals and four assists in 18 games played so far this season and is considered day-to-day. Jesper Fast will take his place in the lineup and will play alongside Tanner Glass and Dominic Moore on the fourth line.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 19 - 5:07 PM

Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) skated on his own again Wednesday.

He wasn't wearing full equipment prior to the Rangers' optional skate. McDonagh appears to be on track to return from a separated shoulder in early December.
Nov 19 - 2:20 PM

Lee Stempniak missed Tuesday's practice with an undisclosed injury.

Stempniak wasn't on the ice for maintenance reasons, according to Rangers coach Alain Vigneault, but he was also termed as day-to-day. It would be best to regard Stempniak as questionable for Wednesday's contest.
Nov 18 - 2:20 PM

Ryan McDonagh skated on Tuesday for the first time since separating his shoulder.

McDonagh was initially projected to miss four weeks and he's now two weeks into that timetable. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault didn't offer an updated projection so for now we're still tentatively looking for McDonagh to come back towards the end of this month or in early December.
Nov 18 - 2:17 PM

Cameron Talbot will play between the pipes on Wednesday.

It will be Talbot's fifth game of the season. Henrik Lundqvist hasn't been his usual dominant self so far, but Talbot hasn't exactly taken advantage of the situation with his 3.48 GAA and .880 save percentage.
Nov 18 - 2:04 PM

Derick Brassard had an assist in the Rangers' 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Monday.

Brassard has recorded a point in three of his last four contests. This is shaping up to be his best season yet as he already has six goals and 15 points in 18 games.
Nov 18 - 10:58 AM

Anthony Duclair didn't record a shot on goal in his return to the Rangers' linuep.

Duclair spent three straight games in the press box. He finished his return with a neutral plus/minus, one hit, and one blocked shot in 12:44 minutes of ice time.
Nov 18 - 10:56 AM

Derek Stepan played in his 300th game on Monday.

Stepan marked the occasion by recording an assist in the 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay. Since breaking into the league in 2010, he didn't miss a regular season game until he suffered a fractured fibula that forced him to miss the first 12 contests of the 2014-15 campaign.
Nov 18 - 10:54 AM

On a night when the New York Rangers could muster up only 16 shots on net, Henrik Lundqvist couldn't do very much to help his team.

The Rangers' star goalie stopped 25 shots in a 5-1 loss to the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning. Lundqvist's record fell to 7-5-3. His goals-against average took a hit, as well, and is now at 2.68. His save percentage is .910. He is, nonetheless, still one of the premier goalies in the NHL and, despite the Rangers' troubles so far this season, there is no reason to give up on him if he's your fantasy goalie.
Nov 17 - 10:18 PM


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