Player News - Rangers

Date: Team: Pos:

Martin St. Louis (knee) was back on the ice Thursday morning.

It marked his first time on the ice since spraining his right MCL on Mar. 15 and he was "encouraged" by his skate. St. Louis was projected to be sidelined for 10-14 days.
Mar 26 - 4:14 PM

Henrik Lundqvist will be back between the pipes on Saturday at Boston or Sunday against the Washington Capitals.

"I think we'll have a discussion tomorrow, I'll see how it feels," Lundqvist said Thursday. "It's hard to say no to a game right now when you've been away for that long at the same you have to be smart about it. But I feel pretty close to being ready. We'll have that discussion tomorrow and we'll decide what game." He will dress as Cam Talbot's backup on Thursday night.
Mar 26 - 4:04 PM

Henrik Lundqvist (neck) is officially off of the long-term injured reserve list.

Just in case you needed further proof that Lundqvist is ready to return. Lundqvist will serve as the backup goaltender on Thursday and will likely start on either Saturday or Sunday.
Mar 26 - 9:54 AM

Martin St. Louis (lower body) might resume skating on Thursday.

When St. Louis suffered what is believed to be a sprained knee on March 15, he was initially projected to miss 10-14 days. Given that we're at the 10-day mark and he hasn't started skating yet, it obviously wouldn't be surprising if that initial timetable proves to be overly optimistic.
Mar 25 - 4:12 PM

Cam Talbot will play between the pipes on Thursday.

Talbot has a 2.19 GAA and .927 save percentage in 33 games in 2014-15. Henrik Lundqvist is ready to rejoin the Rangers, but he'll be eased back into the lineup by serving as the backup goaltender Thursday before starting on Saturday or Sunday.
Mar 25 - 1:15 PM

Henrik Lundqvist (neck) is ready to rejoin the New York Rangers.

That's based on the fact that third-string goaltender Mackenzie Skapski has already been sent to the minors. Lundqvist will probably serve as the backup goaltender on Thursday before starting on Saturday or Sunday. His return will lead to Cam Talbot falling back into the number two slot, although Talbot could still end up getting a couple more starts this week.
Mar 25 - 12:23 PM

Mackenzie Skapski has been sent to the minors.

Skapski served as the Rangers' backup goaltender while Henrik Lundqvist was out with a neck injury. Skapski had a 0.50 GAA and .978 save percentage in two games with New York.
Mar 25 - 12:21 PM

Dan Boyle had an assist in a 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.

It was Boyle's first point since March 11. He's traditionally been a great defensemen offensively, but that aspect of his game has been largely lacking in 2014-15. He has just 17 points in 55 contests.
Mar 25 - 11:22 AM

Until Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Los Angeles, the New York Rangers had allowed two or fewer goals in 10 straight games.

That came close to matching the franchise's record, which is a 12-game stretch set back in 1971. Goaltender Cam Talbot played a big roll in the Rangers' latest streak as he's done a great job filling in for the injured Henrik Lundqvist. With Lundqvist close to returning though, Talbot will find himself returning to the backup role.
Mar 25 - 11:20 AM

Kevin Hayes extended his points streak to three games when he scored the Rangers' second goal in Tueday's 4-2 loss to the Kings.

The Rangers were simply outplayed by a Kings team that's fighting for its playoff life as the season draws to a close. Hayes for his part scored off a patient pass from Dan Boyle, and an even more patient and precise snapper from the high slot. Hayes now has 14 goals and 36 points this season. Not bad for a rookie.
Mar 24 - 11:41 PM

Mats Zuccarello scored his first goal in 15 games just 51 seconds into Tuesday's 4--2 loss to the Kings.

Zuccarello was the beneficiary of linemate's JT Miller's hard work, finding Zuccarello alone in the slot for the opening strike. Unfortunately, the Kings would soon take over the game and defeat the Rangers. Zuccarrello now has 13 goals and 44 points this season.
Mar 24 - 11:37 PM

Cam Talbot was beaten four times by LA Kings on Tuesday night on 35 shots.

After the Rangers scored an opening-minute tally, the Kings appeared to have their way with the Rangers through the next 39 minutes. Talbot was beaten on the backdoor twice, which were bookended by clean goals from the left point. The loss drops his record to 19-8-4 with a .927 save percentage and a 2.19 GAA.
Mar 24 - 11:32 PM

Cam Talbot will get the start against the LA Kings on Tuesday night.

King who? Talbot comes in with a 19-7-4 record with a 2.13 GAA and a .929 save percentage this season through 32 games. He's also gone 15-2-2 with 46 goals against in 19 starts since taking over for Henrik Lundqvist. Talbot's time as a starter may be coming to an end within the next week, but his overall value has been firmly documented.
Mar 24 - 5:24 PM

Henrik Lundqvist (neck) resumed practicing with the Rangers on Tuesday.

Lundqvist hopes to return to the Rangers' lineup before the end of the week. "That's my goal," said Lundqvist. "I need at least one or two more skates to work on my timing, I feel close. If you ask me, I wanted to play last week ... I'm expecting to play this week, what day, I'm not sure." His last game was on Feb. 2. Although Cam Talbot has done a great job filling in for Lundqvist, that doesn't change the fact that Lundqvist is expected to serve as the team's number one goaltender once he's ready.
Source: Newsday
Mar 24 - 12:49 PM

Mats Zuccarello had two assists in a 7-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks Sunday night.

Zuccarello endured a four-game point drought, but he's followed it up with three assists over the span of two contests. He now has 12 goals and 43 points in 69 games in 2014-15.
Mar 23 - 10:03 AM

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