Found October 04, 2011 on Rangers Report:
(Editor’s note: Is it really 20 years since this? October 4, 1991: Mark Messier, traded to NY Rangers by Edmonton with future considerations (Jeff Beukeboom for David Shaw, November 12, 1991) for Bernie Nicholls, Steven Rice and Louie DeBrusk and a big, giant bag of cash, October 4, 1991.) —————- The Rangers wrapped up their 2011 preseason campaign with an ugly 8-4 loss over EV Zug at raucous Bossard Arena in Zug, Switzerland. The tilt ended a four-game in five-day through four countries road trip for the Red, White and Blueshirts. Thoughts: 1) A wild first period saw six tallies. Zug jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead off a PPG goal by Pirnes and a real bad softie allowed by Biron from a long high shot by Camichel. However, Captain Cally cut the lead to 2-1 with a tip in goal from Dubinsky. Then, the four-forward PP reared its ugly head when former NHL first-rounder Josh Holden scored a SHG on a move around Richards. The Rangers fought back scoring twice in the final 1:12 with goals ...

Rangers To Waive Sean Avery

Larry Brooks of the NYPost tweeted and TSN is reporting that the New York Rangers will put Sean Avery on waivers at noon today.  There is some shock to this as Christensen did little if anything to "win" the final roster spot, but the fact that Avery is off the team should not be all that shocking.  Avery had the bigger cap hit and issues with the coaching staff trusting...

Video: Rangers Season Opener Promo

MSG Network has been making some great commercials leading up to the 2011-12 season for the New York Rangers, but this one below trumps them all. If this doesn't get you pumped for Friday's game against the L.A. Kings, then I'm not sure what will.  Take a look...   H/t to reader Brad for sending this to me. The Rangers will be closing out the...

Press Release: Rangers Recall Tim Erixon From Connecticut; Staal To IR

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Tim Erixon has been recalled from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL), while forward Sean Avery has been assigned to Connecticut.  In addition, defenseman Marc Staal has been placed on injured reserve. Erixon, 20, registered two assists with a [...]

Staal on IR, Avery assigned to CT, Erixon recalled

From the Rangers: TIM ERIXON RECALLED FROM CONNECTICUT Sean Avery Assigned to Connecticut; Marc Staal Placed on IR New York, October 5, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Tim Erixon has been recalled from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL), while forward Sean Avery has been assigned to Connecticut...

A Quick Look Ahead

The Rangers defense did not look good against Zug – an understatement. It hasn’t looked particularly good throughout the European tour in all honesty. So much of that has to do with the absence of Marc Staal which will now stretch in to the regular season. It also has to do with Mike Sauer of course. The Rangers’ defense is patched up and will be for a little while longer and...

Jan Levine: Staal Out First Two Games, When Should He Return?

The Rangers announced Monday that Marc Staal will not join the team in Europe for the first two games of the season as he continues to recover from post-concussion syndrome. For those that have been reading me this season and/or just following the news on Staal, this decision comes as little surprise. For now, the Rangers are not placing Staal on injured reserve, though that could...

Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES New York Rangers 4, EV Zug 8 (Preseason Game No. 7, Away No. 6) -The Rangers were defeated by EV Zug, 8-4, tonight at Bossard Arena, to complete their preseason schedule with a 4-2-1 record. -The Blueshirts out-shot EV Zug, 45-28, in the contest. -Mike Rupp and Artem Anisimov each tallied a goal in a 13-second span, at 18:47 and...

NY Rangers set opening day roster, confirm they have recalled Tim Erixon, place Marc Staal on IR, assign Sean Avery to AHL

The New York Rangers have their opening day lineup set for when they take on the Los Angeles Kings on Friday afternoon in Sweden, and as expected, it doesn’t include Sean Avery, who was reassigned to the AHL’s Connecticut Whale after failing to make the team out of training camp,… read more.

Rangers' Staal (headaches) on injured reserve

The New York Rangers have placed 24-year-old defenseman Marc Staal on injured reserve, the team announced.

Rangers Have Reopened Talks With Defensemen Paul Mara

The New York Rangers have re-initiated talks with free agent defensemen and former Ranger Paul Mara, according to the New York Post.  With news of defensemen Marc Staal possibly heading to the IR  and the pair of Stu Bickel and Brendan Bell being waived yesterday, the Rangers would like to bring in a veteran defensemen [...]

The Sean Avery/NewYork Love Affair Draws to a Close

By Christopher Decker (@HockeyGuy_Chris) Photo Courtesy of NHL When Sean Avery came to the Rangers during the 2006–2007 season, the general feeling was that this transaction was the missing piece to a seemingly lifeless team. There was no doubt the Rangers lacked the energy and spark required to make the step to that next level. And despite his questionable history, GM Glen Sather...

Do You Want Avery On Your Team?


Rangers lose 8-4 to Swiss team EV Zug

ZUG, Switzerland - Artem Anisimov had a goal and an assist, but the New York Rangers finished their preseason...
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