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Rangers Forward Derick Brassard Undergoes Surgery
July 3rd, 2015 at 8:04 PM
Derick Brassard underwent wrist surgery last week, leaving him with a four-to-six week window of recovery, according to multiple sources. The 27-year-old should be recovered by the time training camp starts in September. ***PHOTO1*** It’s unclear how long Brassard’s wrist was bothering him, after all he recorded career highs last season. During the regular...

Mats Zuccarello to Return to the Game
June 12th, 2015 at 1:36 PM
New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello may play in a charity game in his native country of Norway on June 19, according to Norwegian television station TV 2. "I can confirm that Mats [will make a] comeback on ice in the game along with several of his good friends from Rangers,"...

Marc Staal and Dan Girardi Undergo Successful Surgeries
June 5th, 2015 at 5:48 PM
Nearly all of the New York Rangers defenseman who played during the playoffs were dealing with an injury at one point or another, but played through it. On Monday Marc Staal and Dan Girardi both underwent separate successful surgeries to help heal their wounds. Staal, who suffered a hairline fracture of his...

New York Rangers Reveal Their Players Injuries
June 1st, 2015 at 8:44 PM
Mats Zuccarello suffered a brain injury from a Ryan McDonagh slapshot in the first round that kept him out the rest of the postseason. However, there were players who played through injuries in the postseason, such as McDonagh. McDonagh became injured in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final in Tampa...

Mats Zuccarello’s Injury Caused Him to Be Hospitalized
June 1st, 2015 at 7:50 PM
During the first period of Game 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden, New York Rangers Mats Zuccarello was struck in the head by a Ryan McDonagh slap shot. He left the game and did not return that night and was out for the rest of the post-season...

Mats Zuccarello not Yet Ready to Practice with His Teammates
May 21st, 2015 at 7:55 PM
The New York Rangers took the day off in Tampa on Thursday following Wednesday nights 6-5 overtime loss in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Lightning. Injured forward Mats Zuccarello however did skate with the other extras and backup goalie Cam Talbot at Amalie Arena in the afternoon. Head...

New York Rangers Prepare for the Washington Capitals
April 28th, 2015 at 7:08 PM
After eliminating the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday, the New York Rangers had the weekend off and a optional practice on Monday. However, on Tuesday head coach Alain Vigneault put the team to work at MSG Training Center to prepare for round two in the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Washington...

Mats Zuccarello Out Indefinitely Due to Upper-Body Injury
April 27th, 2015 at 4:46 PM
Mats Zuccarello of the New York Rangers is sidelined indefinitely due to an upper body injury. Zuccarello was hit on the left side of his head by defenseman Ryan McDonagh's slap shot late in the first period during Game 5 of the first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday. He...

Kevin Klein Joins His Teammates on the Ice
April 20th, 2015 at 7:50 PM
New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein joined his teammates today in their morning skate at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh before Game Three of Round 1 in the Eastern Conference Stanley Cup Playoffs. It was the first time Klein joined the entire team since breaking his arm while blocking...

It Might not Have to Last a Lifetime: New York Rangers Punch Their Ticket to First Finals Since ’94
May 30th, 2014 at 1:02 AM
            #494519665 / gettyimages.com For the first time since 1994, the New York Rangers are headed to the Stanley Cup Finals, and this time, they didn't even need two overtimes to get there. The Rangers dominated the apparently exhausted Canadians in the 6th and final game of the Eastern Conference Finals, a contest...

Derick Brassard Says He’s in, Derek Stepan “Unlikely” for Game 4
May 24th, 2014 at 2:59 PM
      #490366225 / gettyimages.com Lose one Derek, get another Derick back. That appears to be the case for the New York Rangers headed into tomorrows' game 4 against the Montreal Canadians. Derick Brassard practiced today and said he's good to go after missing the past two games with an apparent shoulder injury. Derek...

Where Did That Come from? New York Rangers Pummel Montreal 7-2, Seize 1-0 Series Lead
May 17th, 2014 at 5:48 PM
      #491762759 / gettyimages.com Poll any national panel of experts heading into this series, and they would've agreed uniformly on one thing: it would be low scoring. Apparently no one told the Rangers. The Blueshirts thrashed the stunned Canadian's by a final count of 7-2 in game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals,...

New York Rangers Squander Golden Opportunity, Now Likely Find Themselves in Yet Another Long Series
April 21st, 2014 at 3:32 PM
Unless the New York Rangers find a way to take two in Philly this week, odds are they're in for a long, hard fought series with the Philadelphia Flyers -- which really isn't a surprise. Ask any panel of NHL experts, and nearly all of them would've said this series...

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...