Posted March 17, 2012 on AP on Fox
The slumping New York Rangers have forward Ryan Callahan, defenseman Michael Del Zotto, and No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist all in the lineup against the Colorado Avalanche as they try to hold off the charging Pittsburgh Penguins. Callahan, the team captain, returns after missing three straight games and six of eight because of a bruised right foot. Del Zotto is back after he sat out four in a row and five of eight with a hip injury. Lundqvist was force to skip two games because of the flu. The Rangers, however, were without forward Artem Anisimov, who injured his left shoulder in a 5-2 loss to the Penguins on Thursday, and defenseman Steve Eminger. New York has lost four of six and is two points ahead of Pittsburgh.

Callahan and Del Zotto Practice, Anisimov and Eminger Out

The New York Rangers were without three major names in their lineup during yesterday's 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ryan Callahan (foot), Michael Del Zotto (hip) and Henrik Lundqvist (flu) were all sidelined for separate reasons, but all three were on the ice earlier today for practice before tomorrow's match-up with the Colorado Avalanche. Callahan nor Del Zotto...

Press Release: Henrik Lundqvist Honored With Garden Of Dreams Foundation Hero Award

The Garden of Dreams Foundation announced today that Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is the recipient of the 2012 Garden of Dreams Hero Award. The award, established in 2009, honors one person or organization annually who embodies the spirit and commitment of the Garden of Dreams Foundation, with active, on-going dedication to children facing obstacles. The [...]

Rangers G Lundqvist, C Callahan to return vs. Avalanche

All-Star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and captain Ryan Callahan will return to the ice for Saturday's game against the Colorado Avalanche. Lundqvist had been sidelined with the flu while Callahan has been idled with a nagging foot injury. The Rangers enter Saturday's contest with a four-point edge over the hard-charging Pittsburgh Penguins, who have won 10 in a row.

Morning Skate Notes: Anisimov Out; Lundqvist Starts; Lines

The Rangers report that Artem Anisimov (shoulder) participated in the morning skate, but will not be in the line-up against the Devils tonight....great to see AA practicing again. Assuming he should be back at some point this week. Will be interesting to see who gets scratched when he's ready.The Rangers also report that Henrik Lundqvist will get the start tonight....he better...

MVP So Far This Season

In January I picked Evgeni Malkin as the MVP so far this season.  In February, Henrik Lundqvist took the MVP lead.  I am back to picking Malkin as MVP.  When I picked Lundqvist he was posting a .940 saves percentage and a 1.78 GAA.  Those numbers have fallen to a .934 saves percentage and 1.89 GAA.  While those are still Vezina Trophy numbers they are not good enough to be...

Morning Skate Notes: Cally, Hank, Erixon In; No Word on Del Zotto

Update, 11:24 a.m.:Callahan and Lundqvist tell Gross that they are good to go tonight.Not sure on Del Zotto yet, but likely between him and Scott for final defensive spot as Steve Eminger and Artem Anisimov both out tonight.Despite having the flu, the Rangers expect Ruslan Fedotenko to play.Update, 11:22 a.m.:Brooks reports that Anton Stralman and Jeff Woywitka stayed on the ice...

Follow The Puck On FOX!

The New York Rangers host the Detroit Red Wings in this week's featured NHL game of the week. These are two of the best teams in the NHL with both teams in the hunt for not only their division championship, but also their conference championship. The Rangers have played inspired hockey most of the season, including a 16-4-1 stretch that started just before Christmas. The key...

Practice Notes: Cally, Del Zotto Participate; Anisimov, Eminger Hurt

The Rangers report that Ryan Callahan and Michael Del Zotto returned to practice this morning, however, Artem Anisimov, Steve Eminger and Ruslan Fedotenko all sat out.John Tortorella said this about Callahan and Del Zotto..."They made it through today, that's a good thing...don't know about tomorrow."...thanks for the insight Torts....actually nice to get some positive...

Video: Torts, Rangers Ready for Avalanche

John Tortorella talks about Stepan's ability to be a key player, Callahan and Del Zotto coming back to practice after injury and Eminger and Anisimov being hurt... Ryan Callahan and Michael Del Zotto discuss coming back to practice and hopefully getting back in the line-up as Ryan McDonagh, Marc Staal and Brandon Prust prepare to step up against Colorado... Remember to...

Chad Johnson returned to AHL

Chad Johnson was again returned to the CT Whale of the AHL. Johnson was again called up as an emergency call up due to Henrik Lundqvist having the flu. Johnson has backed up Martin Biron for the last two games.

Postgame: Varlamov Steals the Show as Rangers Drop Second Straight to Avs

It’s not often that you see an opposition goaltender steal the spotlight at Madison Square Garden, but that was the case tonight. All things considered, the Rangers responded well to Thursday’s 5-2 loss to the Penguins. That response, however, was nothing Semyon Varlamov couldn’t handle. Varlamov led his team to a 3-1 victory tonight, because if it weren’t for him, this...

Todd Cordell: Devils, Rangers both in need of a win as they finish season series

Match-up - Devils (41-26-5 - 87 points) @ Rangers (44-20-7 - 95 points) Road/Home records - 21-13-2 -------------- 24-9-2 TV - NBCSN (HD), TSN 2 (HD) Puck drop - 7:30 PM ET Season series - Devils lead 3-2 Last 10: New Jersey 6-3-1 / New York (R) 4-5-1 Projected starting goalies - Martin Brodeur (NJ) vs. Henrik Lundqvist (NYR) Battle of the stats Goals for/against per...

Varlamov Steals One at MSG

Sometimes, all a hockey team needs to win a game is good goaltending. That is exactly what the Colorado Avalanche got tonight from their netminder Semyon Varlamov in a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers. Varlamov stymied the Blueshirts in making 41 saves on the night. Varlamov was calm, cool, and collected in between the pipes tonight for his hockey club. He was able to control...

Aaron Musick: Avs get lucky on St. Patrick's Day

With names like O'reilly, O'Byrne, O'Brien and McClement, there was reason to think the Avs might be a lucky team on St. Patrick's Day. Fans didn't know how right they might be when the Avs won 3-1, despite only 20 shots on the game. Gabriel Landeskog tipped in the game-winning goal on the Avs' tenth shot of the game. He was left all alone in front of...

Game Preview: Avalanche vs. Rangers

Standings: Avalanche (38-30-5), Rangers (44-19-7) NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (35-31-66) COL Leading Scorer: Ryan O’Reily (17-35-52) NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (51 GS, 1.88 GAA, .935 SV%) COL Goaltender: Semyon Varlamov (44 GS, 2.65 GAA, .910 SV%) Rangers Lines (probable): Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik Brandon Dubinsky-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan Ruslan...
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