Found September 28, 2012 on
The Rangers Tribune:
According to the Daily News, New York Rangers forward Carl Hagelin has signed with Södertälje SK of the Swedish Elite League during the current NHL lockout here in North America. He will be headed to Sweden to join the team some time next week.
Hagelin, age 24, is the second of the Rangers to depart to overseas while the lockout drags on in the NHL, as Rick Nash is currently playing over in the Swiss A-League as we speak. In addition, it is also speculated that goaltender Henrik Lundqvist may join brother, Joel, in the Swedish Elite League in the near future if the state of the NHL's CBA does not improve.
Speaking of which, the NHL and NHLPA did meet today for the first time in over two weeks since a lockout was officially declared back on September 15. The two sides agreed to discuss non-economic issues so that tempers will not boil and, instead of another stalemate, progress will actually be made. While it is not much, they did agree on some player health and safety issues according to several reports.
Baby steps, yes, but at the very least the two parties are now in a negotiating state, and possibly after tackling some of the smaller issues regarding the new CBA, they will be ready to move on to the economic debates, which is where the heart of the argument lies. Until that's complete - and that portion of it will take a while, even once the ball begins rolling - we simply cannot look at anything as major steps forward in the right direction.
The NHL and NHLPA have agreed to meet on a non-economic basis throughout the weekend to see what can be accomplished in that time period.
Also, the League announced yesterday that the remainder of the preseason schedule has been cancelled. Now it's only a matter of time until regular season matches start getting x'd off the calendar as well.
The Rangers were scheduled to open their regular season campaign on Friday, October 12 in Los Angeles.
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Although there is a lockout, it sounds like some NHL players aren't as badly off as you would think. Some players are still getting money.
Every NHL front office's worst nightmare during the lockout is that while playing in a league that isn't locking out its players, one of their own could get injured. New York Rangers, come on down! Rick Nash hurt his shoulder and was removed from a game in Switzerland, according to TSN's Darren Dreger, not yet having played a single game in a Rangers sweater. Instead...
The hype machine started at the beginning of last season and, ahead of the upcoming campaign, was cranked up even further with the immediate impact Chris Kreider made as an untested rookie in the NHL playoffs last spring. Then came the lockout.
With the AHL season set to commence on October 12th, and with the Connecticut Whale training camp roster announced, Chris Kreider’s presence...
Lost in the craziness of the Rick Nash shoulder injury yesterday was Katie Strang of ESPN's report that Carl Hagelin has signed with his hometown team, Sodertalje, in Sweden.
...not exactly what Rangers fans want to hear after the Nash incident.
...would love if there was any way the Rangers could talk him and others out of pursuing options overseas.
Kevin Allen at USA Today reports that 15 of the league's 50 highest-paid players will be paid during the lockout because of bonuses or injury, including Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik...
"According to CapGeek.com, Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers received a $10 million bonus this summer while New York Rangers center Brad Richards ($8 million), Buffalo Sabres defenseman...
In a time where NHL hockey is not being played, a player for the New York Rangers gets hurts while playing overseas.
Unfortunately for the Blueshirts, this player is the newly acquired Rick Nash. According to a Tweet from Darren Dreger of TSN, Nash hurt his shoulder.
Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger
Resnick stressed, Nash's injury is shoulder and not head as some have...
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
At this point, Wade Redden has pretty much seen it all.
Redden is locked out just like 700-odd other NHLers and facing nary a paycheck until the labor impasse is resolved.
Except that, well, Redden hasn’t played in the NHL in 2½ years.
Talk about adding insult to injury. If it didn't hurt his pride enough to be turfed...
Rick Nash not injured too seriousy. Shoulder is bruised. He'll be sidelined for about one week.
— Marcel Kuchta (@Guggti) September 29, 2012
Larry Brooks at the New York Post adds that the Rangers confirmed that an MRI revealed no damage to Nash's shoulder.
...looks like the Rangers dodged a major bullet.
...as if the lockout didn't already have...
Rick Nash injured his shoulder in Swiss game. His agent, Joe Resnick says he was taken out of game and will be re-evaluated in a cpl days.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) September 28, 2012
Resnick stressed, Nash's injury is shoulder and not head as some have speculated. Taken out of game for precautionary reasons.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger...
In an effort to lighten the mood during the lockout, The New York Rangers Blog will be writing faux recaps of every Rangers game missed due to the work stoppage. Enjoy.
PHILADELPHIA - One night after John Tortorella could be heard yelling at Glen Sather for signing Petr Nedved, Radek Dvorak and Jan Hlavac to tryout contracts after the coach felt signing 50 year old men took away...
Good news out of Sweden, as touted prospect Jesper Fast (formerly Fasth) is planning on coming over to North America after this season. In an interview with Hockey Sverige (s/t to Adam Rotter of SNY Rangers Blog for finding this), Fast stated that he is happy to be in Sweden for one more year, but plans on coming over to play in North America (either with the Rangers or the Whale...
After worrying about newly acquired New York Rangers' forward Rick Nash being seriously injured, Larry Brooks of the New York Post tells us that the injury is not serious and that it is just a day-to-day thing.
Larry Brooks @NYP_Brooksie
From NYR, MRI reveals no damage to Nash shoulder, is apparently day to day for Davos...
The last thing the Blueshirts need was...
Newark, NJ - After a tense first preseason game in Albany, the re-match between the long time rival Rangers and Devils in Newark was more about prospects and training camp invitees trying to make an impression, as the Rangers came away with a 5-0 victory led by some familiar faces from the past.
For the second time in four years, the Rangers have brought Petr Nedved into camp...
The NHL announced today that they have canceled the remaining preseason schedule.
Last week the NHL had canceled all September preseason games.
Rangers games affected include:
10/4 - @ Islanders
10/6 - vs. Avalanche in Kansas City
10/8 - @ Kings
...guess we're going to have a few more faux recaps to do over at The New York Rangers Blog.