Player News - Rangers

Date: Team: Pos:

Josh Jooris has been placed on waivers by the Rangers.

He has registered one goal and one assist in 12 appearances this campaign.
Dec 10 - 12:10 PM

Henrik Lundqvist has watched the Rangers' last two games from the bench.

"I think everybody knows that Hank's the guy, Hank's our No. 1. But I think at this time, Antti's game is just a little bit better than Hank and we need to win hockey games," coach Alain Vigneault said. Raanta has rewarded Vigneault for his confidence by stopping 43 of the 44 shots he has faced in a pair of victories. Lundqvist may have to sit another game as a result of Raanta's hot play, but it would be very surprising if he was on the bench for much longer than that.
Source: NY Post
Dec 10 - 9:00 AM

Josh Jooris was back in the press box Friday night.

He was scratched because of Jimmy Vesey's return to the lineup, but had played in two of the past three games and seven of the past 10. However, Jooris has contributed just one goal and one assist in 12 appearances this campaign.
Source: NY Post
Dec 10 - 8:52 AM

Antti Raanta turned aside all 26 shots he faced in Friday's 1-0 overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

In a surprising move, the Rangers gave Raanta his second consecutive start, but he delivered in a big way. As you may remember, Raanta spent parts of two seasons with the Blackhawks in 2013-14 and 2014-15. He definitely got the better of his old team tonight. The 27-year-old has a 7-1-0 record with a 1.83 goals-against-average and a .939 save percentage. He's been good in limited action this season, but he'd only become fantasy relevant if Lundqvist was forced to miss some time.
Dec 10 - 1:10 AM

Nick Holden scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 1-0 OT win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Neither team was able to find the back of the net during regulation, but it took Holden just 55 seconds to end it in the extra frame. Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonagh assisted on Holden's fourth goal of the season. Holden has 13 points in 29 games in 2016-17.
Dec 10 - 1:02 AM

Jimmy Vesey will return to the Rangers' lineup on Friday against Chicago.

He missed one game with an upper-body injury. The rookie has posted nine goals and 16 points in 27 games this season, with 11 blocks and 22 hits to boot.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 9 - 8:25 PM

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault is "leaning towards" playing banged up forward Jimmy Vesey on Friday against Chicago.

The rookie will take the warm-up stroll then he and the medical staff will come to a consensus, which usually results in the player playing in the game. We'll keep you posted on the official word.
Dec 9 - 7:03 PM

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


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