Player News - Rangers

Date: Team: Pos:

Rick Nash (leg) is still experiencing pain when he walks.

Nash is technically day-to-day, but it doesn't seem like he's particularly close to returning. He's missed seven games so far with a bad bone bruise.
Feb 12 - 11:55 AM

Antti Raanta was the first goaltender off the ice following the Rangers' morning skate.

That probably means he'll be the starter for New York Friday night. Raanta, who hasn't played since Jan. 17, has a 2.30 GAA and .909 save percentage in 12 games this season.
Feb 12 - 11:21 AM

Ryan McDonagh (concussion) was on the ice Friday morning.

McDonagh wasn't skating with his teammates or wearing equipment. It's still a step forward though after sustaining the injury on Saturday. He remains day-to-day, but given the nature of his injury, day-to-day doesn't necessarily mean he'll return soon.
Feb 12 - 11:19 AM

Derek Stepan registered an assist in a 3-0 victory against Pittsburgh Wednesday night.

Stepan has nine goals and 23 points in 44 games this season. That's neither ideal nor terrible for him, but you do have to wonder how much he's been hindered by the rib injury he suffered earlier this season. It sounds like that injury likely impacted him even after he returned to the lineup.
Feb 11 - 11:07 AM

Henrik Lundqvist is outpacing Martin Brodeur in terms of wins per the first 11 seasons of the respective goaltenders careers.

Lundqvist accomplished that by earning his 366th career win on Wednesday. Given that there's still a decent chunk of the 2015-16 season left, Lundqvist obviously has an opportunity to widen the gap more. In terms of career totals, Lundqvist's 366 wins is good for 17th place on the all-time list and is just three shy of Tom Barrasso. It's still a long road to Brodeur's 691 wins though.
Feb 11 - 11:04 AM

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist had a beauty of a game in Pittsburgh Wednesday night, rejecting every shot he faced from the Penguins and recording a 3-0 shutout.

Lundqvist made 34 saves in increasing his record to 27-14-4. He has won four consecutive games and five of his past six. He has only two losses in his past 10 starts. He has started 23 of the Rangers' past 24 games. Lundqvist reduced his goals-against average Wednesday to 2.32 and increased his save percentage to .923. He has once again demonstrated that he is an irrefutable fantasy keeper.
Feb 10 - 10:42 PM

New York forward Kevin Hayes scored one of the Rangers' goals in a 3-0 shutout victory Wednesday night over the Penguins in Pittsburgh.

It was the eighth goal of the season for Hayes. He scored it at 8:34 of the first period, giving the Rangers a 1-0 lead. The insurance goal for New York came at 4:21 of the third period. It was scored by Dominic Moore, who now has five goals on the season. Jesper Fast cemented the victory with his eighth goal at 18:29 of the third period. Keith Yandle assisted on Hayes' goal and now has 25 assists on the season. The defenseman also took three shots on net. Mats Zuccarello led the Rangers in shots on goal with four.
Feb 10 - 10:26 PM

Henrik Lundqvist is expected to start Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh.

This will be his 23rd start in the past 24 games. However, coach Alain Vigneault plans to limit Lundqvist's starts down the stretch. "[Lundqvist] wants to play, and that's normal," Vigneault said. "He's a competitor, he wants to be in goal, and he wants to help his team win. But at the end of the day, I have to look at the big picture, and Antti's time is coming here."
Source: NY Post
Feb 10 - 5:40 PM

Ryan McDonagh (concussion) didn't practice on Tuesday.

McDonagh will miss Wednesday's contest. As is typically the case with concussions, it's hard to say how long McDonagh will be absent for.
Feb 10 - 9:25 AM

Rick Nash (leg) will remain out of the lineup on Wednesday.

Nash didn't participate in Tuesday's practice. It will be his seventh straight contest on the sidelines. On a more positive note, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said that Nash is "almost pain free when he's walking around," but the doctors wanted him to stay off the ice for a couple more days. He isn't expected to play on Friday against the Kings either.
Feb 10 - 9:24 AM

There is no word yet as to the severity of the concussion suffered by Ryan McDonagh on Saturday.

It was bad enough however that McDonagh was not at the arena on Monday so expect him to be out for a while. That is not good news for the Rangers as they were hoping to deal Keith Yandle before the trade deadline of February 29 but this injury will not give the Rangers a lot of depth on the blueline so they could remain status quo on the blueline. Consider McDonagh out day-to-day for now but it could be a lot longer than that.
Source: NY Post
Feb 9 - 8:49 AM

Coach Alain Vigneault said on Monday that goaltender Antti Raanta will play about once a week for the next month.

The last time that Raanta saw the crease was on January 17, over three weeks ago but the Rangers have four back-to-back games over the next month so it makes sense to rest Henrik Lundqvist from time-to-time. Raanta is 4-4-1 with a 2.30 GAA and a .909 save percentage so it is hard owning him in weekly transaction pools.
Feb 9 - 8:41 AM

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves Monday night as New York edged the visiting New Jersey Devils 2-1.

Lundqvist now has won three consecutive games and four of his past five. He has only two losses in his past nine starts. Lundqvist improved to 34-15-7 in 56 career appearances against the Devils. He picked up his 365th NHL win, tying him with Martin Brodeur for the most wins during a goalie's first 11 NHL seasons. Overall this season, Lundqvist is 26-14-4. He has a goals-against average of 2.37 and a save percentage of .921. He is always a good choice to be your fantasy goaltender.
Feb 8 - 11:10 PM

Forward J.T. Miller scored at 4:37 to help the New York Rangers edge the visiting New Jersey Devils 2-1 Monday night.

The goal was Miller's 17th of the season. He is hot. He has nine goals in his past 10 games. Defenseman Kevin Klein scored New York's opening goal, at 4:47 of the first period. It was his fourth of the season.
Feb 8 - 11:05 PM

Henrik Lundqvist will get the start in Monday's game against the New Jersey Devils.

Lundqvist has won two games in a row and three of his last four. The 33-year-old has just two losses in his last eight contests. He has a 25-14-4 record with a 2.40 goals-against-average and a .920 save percentage this season.
Feb 8 - 6:02 PM


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