Player News - Rangers

Date: Team: Pos:

Sean Day was among the Rangers' roster cuts on Tuesday.

Day, Brandon Halverson, Dawson Leedahl, Chris Nell, Vince Pedrie and Ty Ronning have been assigned to the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack. Additionally, Nico Gross was assigned to the Oshawa Generals of the OHL and Jeremy Brodeur was released from his PTO.
Sep 18 - 4:03 PM

Boo Nieves is in concussion protocol after he was injured in Monday's preseason game against New Jersey.

Nieves was on the receiving end of a hard hit from Eric Gryba just past the midway mark of the third period. He shared time between the NHL and AHL last year. In 28 matches with the Rangers, Nieves recorded one goal and eight assits.
Sep 18 - 3:07 PM

Lias Andersson scored two goals in Monday night's 4-3 preseason overtime win over the New Jersey Devils.

Andersson's first goal came on a shorthanded breakaway after stealing the puck from Nico Hischier. His second came on the power play, giving him a couple of special teams goals for the Rangers. He was New York's seventh overall pick from 2017, spending seven games with the NHL club last season, scoring a goal and an assist. With the Rangers in a rebuilding mode, we wouldn't be surprised to see the 19-year-old Andersson start the season with the big club, albeit in a bottom-six role.
Sep 17 - 10:26 PM

After a tough season medically, Chris Kreider is once again healthy.

Kreider suffered a blood clot last season that required rib resection surgery and was recently given a clean bill of health by a pulmonologist as Kreider wanted to be sure that it wouldn't be an ongoing concern. He had five goals and 15 points in 21 games after his return from surgery so look for 50-55 points if he is able to remain healthy this season.
Sep 17 - 7:41 AM

Look for Marc Staal to be a big veteran presence on the Rangers.

Staal will enter his 13th season in the NHL this year and at the age of 31 he is no longer an offensive threat. He will see the ice on plenty of occasions during defensive zone faceoffs as well as during the penalty kill and will be good in the young Rangers dressing room but as far as fantasy hockey is concerned, he is a zero.
Source: NY Post
Sep 17 - 7:36 AM

Mika Zibanejad is okay after taking a hit to the head during practice Sunday.

Joey Keane nailed him in the chin on Sunday but after returning from some medical attention, coach Dave Quinn pronounced Zibanejad fine, saying he just got the wind knocked out of him. He had 27 goals and 47 points last season in 72 games so look for 30 goals and 50-plus points if he can stay healthy.
Source: NY Post
Sep 17 - 7:19 AM

Mika Zibanejad exited Sunday's on-ice practice session after taking a hit to the head.

Zibanejad stayed down on the ice after taking the hit. It's a tough situation for him to be in considering he's had a long history with concussions. Zibanejad is day-to-day for now. The 25-year-old had 27 goals and 47 points in 72 games last season.
Sep 16 - 2:40 PM

Don't expect the New York Rangers to have a captain this season.

Mats Zuccarello would be one of the players in the running to be named captain, but there's a decent chance the rebuilding Rangers will move him before the trade deadline. "I think that just takes care of itself," head coach David Quinn said. "A good captain usually emerges from a group, especially when there’s been a coaching change. There’s a lot of different dynamics when you have a new team and a bunch of changes that we’ve made. I think the captaincy will take of itself one way or the other."
Source: NY Post
Sep 15 - 5:04 PM

Adam McQuaid has been traded to the New York Rangers.

The Boston Bruins sent McQuaid to the Rangers exchange for defenseman Steven Kampfer, a 2019 fourth-round draft pick and a 2019 conditional seventh-round draft pick. McQuaid had four points, 62 penalty minutes, 80 hits and 56 blocks in 38 games last season.
Sep 11 - 10:46 AM

Vic Hadfield's No. 11 will be retired on Dec. 2.

Hadfield scored 262 goals and 572 points in 841 games with the New York Rangers from 1961-62 through 1973-74. He served as the team captain starting in 1971 and became the first Rangers player to ever reach the 50-goal milestone in a single season. Only Jaromir Jagr and Adam Graves have accomplished that feat with the Rangers since Hadfield broke that ground. "As a player, Vic Hadfield embodied the heart, soul, and determination of a New York Ranger," Rangers president Glen Sather said. "His willingness to contribute in any way necessary to help the Rangers win earned the respect and admiration of his teammates and fans alike. It is only fitting that Vic takes his rightful place alongside the Rangers legends in the rafters of Madison Square Garden."
Sep 4 - 4:11 PM

The New York Rangers will not sign former KHLer Sergei Shumakov.

Reports surfaced yesterday that the former standout KHLer has terminated his contract with CSKA Moscow and is ready to start his NHL career. He was at first linked with the Rangers but Larry Brooks of the New York Post has refuted those reports. The Russian forward had 17 goals and 40 points in 47 games last season in the KHL. Igor Erenko of Sport-Express has linked Shumakov to the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Washington Capitals.
Source: TSN.ca
Aug 28 - 9:12 AM

Kevin Hayes would like to spend his entire career with the New York Rangers.

Hayes and the Rangers failed to agree on a long-term extension this off-season. Instead, the two sides signed a one-year, $5 million contract. "I'm a Boston kid, but I absolutely love New York City and I would love to be there my entire career," Hayes said. "At the moment, [a one-year contract] was best for both sides. We couldn't really come to a long-term agreement and a one-year deal is what came out of it. I'm not treating it like I'll be out of there in February or at the end of the year. Everyone keeps saying UFA at the end of the year, but that had nothing to do with the decision."
Source: NHL.com
Aug 26 - 10:01 AM

David Desharnais has reportedly agreed to join Omsk of the KHL.

Desharnais signed a deal with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl back in May, but his contract was terminated. Former NHLer Maxime Talbot, whose contract was also terminated by Lokomotiv, will also sign with Omsk, according to the Journal de Montreal. Former NHL bench boss Bob Hartley is the head coach in Omsk.
Aug 24 - 4:45 PM

Vitali Kravtsov is one of 23 players that will represent Russia in the upcoming U20 Four Nations Tournament.

Kravtsov was the ninth overall pick in the 2018 Entry Draft and will be playing in the KHL this season, the final year of his contract in Russia. The tournament is taking place from August 24-26 in Sweden. He could be in the NHL as early as the 2019-20 season.
Aug 22 - 10:39 AM

David Desharnais' contract with Lokomotiv of the KHL has reportedly been terminated.

Desharnais signed with Lokomotiv in May, but it doesn't sound like he'll be playing there this season. The 31-year-old had six goals and 28 points in 71 games with the New York Rangers last year. There's a chance he could land a professional tryout with an NHL club before training camp or he could join another KHL club.
Aug 21 - 9:21 AM


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