Player News - Rangers

Date: Team: Pos:

The New York Rangers have confirmed that they have re-signed Cameron Talbot.

The team didn't disclose the terms of Talbot's contract, but it's a one-year, $1.45 million deal, per Larry Brooks' earlier report. Over the past two seasons, Talbot has established himself as a solid backup and a great fallback option should Henrik Lundqvist suffer an injury. That being said, Lundqvist still has a firm hold on the number one job and that limits Talbot's fantasy value.
Dec 19 - 2:47 PM

Derick Brassard (mumps) is projected to play on Saturday.

Brassard will take part in the Saturday morning skate before a final determination is made though. If Brassard is available, he will be on a line with Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello, which means J.T. Miller will be playing a reduced role.
Dec 19 - 2:23 PM

Henrik Lundqvist is expected to start on Saturday.

A decision hasn't been made yet regarding Sunday's contest. Lundqvist has started in four straight contests and has allowed just six goals over that span.
Dec 19 - 2:21 PM

Cameron Talbot has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $1.45 million extension for the 2015-16 campaign.

The Rangers are nearly tripling Talbot's current salary of $575,000 to prevent him from walking as an unrestricted free agent this summer. He's emerged as a great backup goaltender with a 2.34 GAA and .921 save percentage in seven games in 2013-14. He also posted a 1.64 GAA and .941 save percentage in 21 contests last season.
Dec 19 - 2:09 PM

Derick Brassard (mumps) took part in Friday's practice.

Brassard was officially diagnosed with the illness on Wednesday, but he is presumably past the contagious phase. He skated on a line with Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello. It's not clear if he'll play on Saturday, but if he does, expect it to be on that line. That would be bad news for J.T. Miller as he has been playing with Nash and Zuccarello.
Dec 19 - 12:40 PM

Lee Stempniak is being tested for mumps.

The Rangers will place him in isolation from the team for five days, so it doesn't sound like he'll be available to play this weekend. However, that isn't set in stone because he could end up being cleared to return.
Dec 18 - 2:55 PM

Derick Brassard now officially has the mumps.

The Rangers had already been working under the assumption that Brassard was battling the mumps, but they didn't get confirmation until Wednesday. Rangers forward Tanner Glass previously missed four games due to the disease. Brassard has missed two contests so far.
Dec 18 - 9:28 AM

Chris Kreider found the back of the net in a 5-2 victory on Tuesday.

Kreider snapped a four-game point drought and scored his first goal since Nov. 8. He has five goals and 14 points in 27 games this season.
Source: NY Post
Dec 17 - 9:19 AM

Derek Stepan had a goal and an assist in a 5-2 victory Tuesday night.

Stepan has been limited to 17 games this season due to a fractured fibula, but he's been great since making his season debut on Nov. 8. He now has three goals and 16 points in 2014-15.
Source: NY Post
Dec 17 - 9:18 AM

Rick Nash scored twice to lead the Rangers past the Flames 5-2 on Tuesday night.

Nash extended his streak of points in 11 straight games thanks to two breakaway goals in this tilt. The second goal was a shorthanded marker set up by Derek Stephan. The goals were his 19th and 20th of the year for the Rangers' sniper who also had five shots. Considering he only had 26 goals in 65 games last season, he is well on his way to eclipsing that total. Derek Stephan,Carl Hagelin and Chris Kreider all added goals in the blowout win.
Dec 17 - 12:17 AM

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shots in the Rangers' 5-2 win over the Flames on Tuesday night.

Lundqvist had his shutout streak snapped at 107:36 spanning over three games but it wasn't a big deal in the end. The win was his fourth straight in as many starts for King Henrik. After an inconsistent start to the season, the Rangers' number one has really put it together and is a must start every night again.
Dec 17 - 12:17 AM

Matt Hunwick will take over for John Moore on Kevin Klein's left side Tuesday night in Calgary.

Coach Vigneault doesn't like having his players sit for too many games in a row, but given that Hunwick has a dozen games of experience against Calgary to Moore's five, perhaps this switch had a bit of extra motivation behind it.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 16 - 8:52 PM

Henrik Lundqvist will get the nod in Calgary on Tuesday night.

The Rangers lead their three-way tie with Florida and Boston for the second Wild Card slot, but also continue to trade places with Washington for third in the Metro division. After beating Vancouver and Edmonton by a combined 7-1 during this road trip, it seems as though Broadway is heating up in mid-December again.
Source: Steve Zipay
Dec 16 - 8:44 PM

Despite an earlier report to the contrary, Derick Brassard might not have the mumps.

The Rangers are working under the assumption that Brassard has the mumps and are acting accordingly, but they likely won't get confirmation of that until the end of the week. Brassard has already missed Sunday's game due to the ailment.
Dec 15 - 4:51 PM

Henrik Lundqvist has been selected as the NHL's third star of the week.

Lundqvist got off to a rough start this season, but he's been superb since the start of November. Last week he posted a 1.30 GAA and .951 save percentage in three contests. That brings his GAA down to 2.51 and save percentage up to .911 in 22 games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 15 - 1:19 PM


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