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New York Rangers Recall Jesper Fast, Tinker with Lines Again
April 7th, 2014 at 9:17 PM
In the ongoing effort to fill the hole in the lineup created by Chris Kreider's injury, the New York Rangers have recalled forward Jesper Fast from Hartford. Did anyone really expect they'd elect to go into the playoffs with Dominic Moore or Dan Carcillo on the third line? Fast made the...

Ryan McDonagh is “Day-to-Day;” Alain Vigneault Calls Out J.T. Miller
April 3rd, 2014 at 6:35 PM
Want the good news or the somewhat scandalous news first? We'll start with the good: New York Rangers' coach Alain Vigneault sounded optimistic about the injured left shoulder of defenseman Ryan McDonagh, deeming the stalwart "day-to-day," and adding "I don't think it's going to be very long."  McDonagh, who was injured Tuesday in...

Finally! Martin St. Louis Gets One as the New York Rangers Cut Down the Canucks 3-1
April 2nd, 2014 at 4:04 AM
When Martin St. Louis was acquired in the March 5th blockbuster that sent Ryan Callahan to Tampa, no one in their wildest dreams -- especially the winger himself -- could've possibly foretold it would that the Rangers' newest offensive weapon 15 games to find the back of the net for...

New York Rangers Spank the Franchise Formerly Known as the Edmonton Oilers 5-0
March 31st, 2014 at 3:09 AM
Do you really still get two points for beating Edmonton these days? The New York Rangers flattened the once-proud Oilers by a count of 5-0, in a game that could best be described as "no contest." Rick Nash had two goals, and several bids at what could've been his first hat...

Chris Kreider Has Hand Surgery, is Out Indefinitely
March 28th, 2014 at 7:57 PM
If the news was bleak on the Chris Kreider front earlier in the week, it got worse today, when The New York Rangers announced the winger is out indefinitely following surgery to repair his injured left hand today. "He got operated on today and he is out indefinitely, it's all I can...

New York Rangers Prepare for Showdown with Philly Without Chris Kreider
March 26th, 2014 at 1:44 PM
The New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers hook up tonight at the Garden for what is looking more and more like it could be a playoff preview. The Rangers have the Metropolitan Division's second seed with 84 points, and Philly sits just one point back in third, three ahead of...

A Look at the New York Rangers’ Improved Playoff Prospects; Martin St. Louis and Derek Stepan Have the Flu
March 24th, 2014 at 3:42 PM
Six teams for four spots. That's the scenario currently staring the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Washington Capitals, Detroit Red Wings, and Toronto Maple Leafs in the face. Now having won three in a row, the Blueshirts find themselves in significantly better shape than they were in before...

Mats Zuccarello Out 3-4 Weeks, Derek Dorsett Close to Returning
February 22nd, 2014 at 12:55 PM
***PHOTO1***The New York Rangers confirmed the original diagnosis of a non-displaced fracture in Mats Zuccarello's left hand yesterday, and set the timetable for the wingers return at 3-4 weeks. The 3-4 week recovery estimate is from the day the injury occurred, not today, meaning the timetable actually started Sunday the...

Mats Zuccarello Has a Fractured Hand, Timetable for Return Uncertain
February 19th, 2014 at 2:16 PM
***PHOTO1***Hope for the best, be prepared for worst. That was the motto amongst New York Rangers' fans when Mats Zuccarello appeared in Sochi yesterday morning with his left hand wrapped in a bandage. Turns out, it's the worst, or pretty close to it at least. An MRI taken in Russia revealed today the...

Mats Zuccarello Injured, Misses Norway’s Game Against Host Russians
February 18th, 2014 at 1:37 PM
***PHOTO1***As if Norway wasn't a big enough underdog in their do-or-die qualification round match this morning with the host Russians, they went into the game down their lone NHL player, Mats Zuccarello. Norway lost 4-0. But the bigger story now becomes the status of the New York Rangers' Zuccarello. The Hobbit...

Litmus Test: New York Rangers Host Blues, Kevin Klein Makes His Debut
January 23rd, 2014 at 3:14 PM
***PHOTO1***The St. Louis Blues, despite losing 3 of 4, have been one of the the leagues very best teams. At 33-11-5, the physically imposing Blues are 4th best in the league, and are tied for the lead with a 1.49 5 on 5 Goals For/Against Ratio. They're big, defensively sound,...

Is There a Goalie in the House? Henrik Lundqvist Out with the Flu, Cam Talbot to Start Vs Islanders, Backup TBD
January 21st, 2014 at 2:59 PM
Anyone have a goalie in the family? Henrik Lundqvist, who has the flu, will not start for the New York Rangers tonight when they host the New York Islanders. Cam Talbot (10-3, 1.62 GAA, .940 SV%), who would lead the league in GAA and SV% if he had enough minutes to...

Captain Cally Returns, JT Miller Sits, D Remains the Same for New York Rangers Tonight
January 3rd, 2014 at 2:42 PM
***PHOTO1***New York Rangers' Captain Ryan Callahan will be in the lineup tonight when the Blueshirts take on the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Callahan has missed the last 9 games with a left MCL sprain--this after already missing time with a broken thumb and sitting the first game of the season as he recovered...

New York Rangers Need Rick Nash to Find His All-Star Form
January 2nd, 2014 at 9:20 PM
***PHOTO1***The New York Rangers--they of the 4th worst in the league 2.27 goals per game--have one offensive ace in the hole--Rick Nash. Problems is, so far the ace has played more like a 9 of clubs--not bad, but nothing to get excited over. Nash has 7 goals and 9 assists in...

New York Rangers’ Marc Staal Back in, Anton Stralman Close
December 30th, 2013 at 9:11 PM
***PHOTO1***Marc Staal, who has missed the last ten games with a concussion, will be back in the lineup for the New York Rangers tomorrow night in Florida. Staal last played 12/7 against the New Jersey Devils, when he was injured after taking a Reid Boucher shoulder to the jaw. With Staal back...

New York Rangers News: Marc Staal Takes Part in Full Practice
April 17th, 2013 at 3:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** Wednesday brought along good news for the New York Rangers as Marc Staal took part in a full team practice for the first time since his eye injury. Staal had been staking on his own recently, and took part in some practices wearing a non-contact jersey, but today marked the first...

New York Rangers Lose 4-2 to Philadelphia Flyers, Fall Out of Playoff Picture
April 17th, 2013 at 7:17 AM
***VIDEO1*** This was a prime example of the New York Rangers being the New York Rangers. Literally, everyone they're fighting to reach the playoffs against won their respective games last night, and the Blueshirts go into Philadelphia and lay a dud against the Flyers, going down 4-2. The Philadelphia Flyers didn't even...

New York Rangers Vs Washington Capitals Preview: J.T. Miller Questionable with Sore Wrist
March 24th, 2013 at 4:16 PM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Rangers look to put the embarrassing loss to the Florida Panthers behind them tonight when the Washington Capitals visit Madison Square Garden. The Rangers lost 3-1 to the Panthers, Thursday, and nobody was happy that the Blueshirts lost to the worst team in the league. They're 2-0 against the...

New York Rangers Place Stu Bickel on Waivers; Jeff Halpern Claimed by Montreal Canadiens
March 23rd, 2013 at 1:14 PM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Rangers must be working on a trade, because in two days, two players will no longer be with the team. Stu Bickel was the latest victim of the waiver wire, when the Ranges placed the rugged defenseman turned possible forward on waivers Saturday afternoon. Bickel is someone that might...

New York Rangers’ Rick Nash Receives No Discipline for Dirty Hit
March 22nd, 2013 at 2:05 PM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Rangers should consider themselves lucky not to be without their best player for the next couple of games as Rick Nash received zero discipline for this hit on Tomas Kopecky. It looks like a hit that was meant to take some frustration out, as Nash left his feet...