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The New York Rangers will be sporting a new look tonight when they host Columbus at MSG.
Center Derick Brassard will miss his first game of the season — with a “sore posterior,” according to head coach Alain Vigneault — while rookie defenseman Dylan McIlrath will make his NHL debut.
McIlrath, 21, was the club’s first-round pick (1oth overall) at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and has appeared in 23 games for the Wolf Pack this season, scoring three goals and seven points.
The towering defenseman (6-foot-5, 215 pounds) spent all of last year in the AHL but felt he had “a legitimate shot” of making the NHL this season. A tough, physical player that isn’t afraid to fight, McIlrath was dropped from the Rangers just prior to the end of training camp.
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In some surprising news, the Rangers have recalled defenseman Dylan McIlrath. McIlrath is everything the Rangers need at the moment: a right handed physical defenseman. This is a move that a lot of people wanted, but we at BSB speculated might be a bit of a rush move since most reports are that McIlrath is not ready at the moment.
The move signals a few things. First is that a...
Ryan Callahan’s injury woes are concerning, but New York will still likely do everything it can to keep its captain
Quick note: Dave was at the game last night, so the goal breakdown will be done for the afternoon post.
The Rangers’ season is quickly spiraling out of control and it’s probably a matter of time before GM Glen Sather steps in and makes a major shakeup. But with...
Rarity: A Ranger goal celebration. AP Photo/Mike Strasinger
With the Rangers seemingly in a tail spin and with the injuries mounting it really isn’t time to panic no matter how bleak it may seem at present. That said, changes do need to be made.
The Rangers have an opportunity to insert the likes of JT Miller, Danny Kristo and Dylan McIlrath now and give them consistent ice time...
Troy Donnay (OHL Images)Just one New York Ranger prospect in action on Thursday evening and it was ironic that it was 6'7 defenseman Troy Donnay (2013 UFA). Ironic because Thursday was the New York Ranger debut for 2010 1st round draft pick 6'5 defenseman Dylan McIlrath and the saying goes that you can't teach size. Donnay who the Rangers signed last summer is a stay...
Per Andrew Gross, the Rangers have some new lines to compensate for the injury to captain Ryan Callahan:
Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello
Taylor Pyatt-Brad Richards-Rick Nash
Carl Hagelin-Brian Boyle-Derek Dorsett
Benoit Pouliot-Dominic Moore-Arron Asham
Gross noted that Derick Brassard is taking a maintenance day after taking a shot off the leg last night, and that he...
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
It is not even the winter solstice and the Rangers are in a state of emergency. The SOS is sounding loud and clear from Manhattan Island. Only there seems to be no one in sight with the capability of responding to the distress signals that grow more urgent by the day.
Not even Henrik Lundqvist, who of all people has somehow become...
New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan will miss four to six weeks after spraining his left knee midway through the first period of a 4-1 loss to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
Callahan left the ice seconds after initiating contact in the offensive-zone corner with Nashville defenseman Victor Bartley during his fourth shift of the night. He did not return, and the Rangers...
We feel the same way Hank (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard a lot about the Rangers and their compete level. The coach has said there is no compete level. We’ve said this team has no compete level. Your next door neighbor said this team has no compete level. It’s a fairly common phrase. The term, obviously, is used to describe how the Rangers just...
One of the more interesting moves over the summer was when the New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks effectively traded coaches. Both teams got rid of their old coach - Alain Vigneault in Vancouver and John Tortorella with the Rangers. They then hired each other's former coach. It was largely seen as a lateral move in terms of coaching tactics and both coaches tended...
By Kristin Tullo (@K_Tullo)
The excuses seemed legitimate as the New York Rangers began the 2013-2014 campaign with one win in their first five contests. They had a stretch of games that kept them on the road from preseason all the way until the end of October. They had injuries that had some of their heart and soul players sidelined. They also had a new head coach that...
By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG)
The Rangers signed star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist to a 7-year contract extension on December 4, ensuring that their franchise netminder would remain in New York for as long as the Rangers wished to continue to employ him. Reaction to the contract was mixed, with some rejoicing that Lundqvist, arguably the league’s best netminder, would...
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
“I’m not quite sure we have the personnel to play the type of game I’d like to play, which is more offensive-oriented,” the new coach said after the Blueshirts had been limited to one goal (or less) for the 12th time in 32 games. “It’s a challenge scoring goals — I’m not saying we won’t get there — but right now it’s...
The New York Rangers have had enough trouble finding any offense this season. Now they'll have to try and get things going without their captain.
The Rangers look to snap a four-game home skid when they begin an extended stretch without right wing Ryan Callahan against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.
New York hasn't been able to break through in its last two...
Photo by Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images
My DVR failed again last night, as Optimum told me the game was on NBCSN. It was not, and I recorded soccer instead. Luckily (or unluckily), I was at the game last night. While I won’t be able to give a goal breakdown, I can still manage some thoughts on the game:
Losing Ryan Callahan is a big blow, but maybe the time off for his sprained...
Tonight’s Three Stars (by New York Media):
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