Player News - Rangers

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The New York Rangers will reportedly not buy out Dan Girardi's contract.

The team has also not asked Girardi if he'd be willing to waive his no-trade clause, so while anything is still possible, it looks like he'll be back in 2016-17. Girardi is coming off of a rough season, but he was playing through a knee issue. Girardi's six-year, $33 million contract runs through 2019-20.
Source: NY Post
May 26 - 2:25 PM

The Rangers are "willing" to trade Rick Nash "under the right circumstances," according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

Well, that’s one way to get the offseason hot stove ignited. Friedman says that "there seems to be a little smoke to this one" and that he thinks the Rangers have been asked about trading Nash, who has a $7.8 million cap hit for the next two seasons. He has a list of 12 teams he'd OK a trade to. Nash had 15 goals and 36 points in 60 games, but he played hurt and New York believes it affected his production. It will be an interesting offseason for the Rangers, and this is just one story line to watch.
May 21 - 9:50 PM

Derick Brassard’s strong world championship performance continued Saturday with a goal against the United States.

His goal tied the game at three late in the second period on the power play. Canada would go on to win 4-3 and will play Finland in the gold medal game. Brassard leads Canada with 11 points, and he also has five goals.
May 21 - 7:36 PM

Derick Brassard accounted for a goal and an assist in Canada's 5-0 win over Slovakia on Saturday.

Mark Stone picked up a pair of assists in the contest, while Taylor Hall, Matt Duchene, Mark Scheifele and Morgan Rielly had the other goals. Cam Talbot made 18 stops for the shutout. Brassard has generated three goals and nine points in five games at the tournament, which ties him for second in scoring.
May 14 - 5:35 PM

Pavel Buchnevich has agreed to an entry-level contract with the New York Rangers.

This move was anticipated, but now it's official. Buchnevich should be able to play in the NHL next season after scoring 16 goals and 37 points in 58 KHL contests in 2015-16. Betting on a player's success in the KHL to immediately translate to North American hockey is always a risk, but it's not hard to find examples of young players who adapted to the NHL quickly after posting strong numbers in the KHL.
May 13 - 4:34 PM

Pavel Buchnevich might sign an entry-level contract with the New York Rangers by the weekend.

Buchnevich had 16 goals and 37 points in 58 KHL contests in 2015-16. The Rangers took him with the 75th overall pick in the 013 NHL Entry Draft.
Source: NY Post
May 11 - 6:32 PM

Mats Zuccarello found the back of the net for Norway on Tuesday in a 4-2 win against Kazakhstan during round robin play at the World Championship.

He has one goal and one assist in three games thus far at the tournament. Norway currently sits fourth in Group A behind the Czech Republic, Russia and Sweden.
May 10 - 5:35 PM

It appears that Pavel Buchneivch is "getting closer" to an agreement with the Rangers.

Depending on how you structure the Rangers salaries next season, they have little to no room to include the talented youngster. One way or another they'll have to clear roster slot plus some cash, so expect an accompanying move with his announcement. Whenever that is.
May 7 - 3:05 PM

Pavel Buchnevich underwent a minor procedure on his bursa sac and will be out for two-three weeks.

This will have no effect on the forward who the Rangers want to sign to an entry-level contract this off-season. Buchnevich was drafted 75th overall in 2013 and should have gone higher except NHL teams at the time were worried about Russian players remaining in Europe. Buchnevich had 13 goals and 37 points in 58 games this season in the KHL and is considered a playmaker. He could have a chance to crack the Rangers lineup out of training camp if he decides to come to North America this season.
Source: NY Post
May 7 - 7:49 AM

Alain Vigneault will continue to serve as the New York Rangers' head coach going into the 2016-17 campaign.

That's not too surprising. It's true that the Rangers were booted from the playoffs in the first round and that has to be regarded as a disappointing result within the organization. However, Vigneault led the Rangers to the Stanley Cup Final in 2014 and the Eastern Conference Final in 2013, so while they haven't won the Cup under him, they have enjoyed some deep playoff runs. That said, coaches don't tend to get much security based on past results so if the Rangers don't bounce back in 2016-17, then Vigneault might find himself on the hot seat.
May 6 - 2:32 PM

Oscar Lindberg has undergone simultaneous bilateral hip labral surgery.

Lindberg is expected to miss the next six months as a result, which means he'll probably miss at least the first month of the 2016-17 campaign. He had 13 goals and 28 points in 68 games in his rookie campaign.
May 6 - 11:32 AM

After signing a two-year extension with the New York Rangers, Antti Raanta might play a bit of a bigger role in 2016-17.

Raanta appeared in 25 games in 2015-16, starting 18 of them, but starter Henrik Lundqvist might be used a bit less frequently going forward. Nothing is set in stone, but Lundqvist is 34 years old now and is playing for a franchise that has aspirations of going far next season despite their 2016 first round exit. With that in mind, Lundqvist might get a bit more rest during the 2016-17 regular season than he typically has in the past.
May 3 - 8:59 AM

Antti Raanta's new deal with the Rangers is a two-year contract.

He will earn $1 million in each of the next two seasons. Raanta had an 11-6-2 record along with a 2.24 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage in 25 games in 2015-16.
May 2 - 1:02 PM

Antti Raanta has inked a contract extension with the New York Rangers.

He could have become an unrestricted free agent in July, but wanted to be back with the Rangers. Terms of the deal haven't been disclosed yet.
May 2 - 12:05 PM

Marc Staal is going into the summer relatively healthy, which is unusual for him.

"It’s probably my first time in five or six years in which I’ll go into the summer with nothing, which is nice," Staal said. "I’m looking forward to getting three or four months (of work) in before the season starts, which has been very rare for me." Hopefully all that extra time training without complication will pay dividends next season. He finished the 2015-16 campaign with two goals and 15 points in 77 contests.
May 2 - 4:26 AM


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