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In his first game since being assigned to the CT Whale, Chris Kreider went scoreless with a -1, one shot on goal and a minor penalty as the Whale defeated Portland 4-1. Christian Thomas had two goals.
Mini Mashinter Watch
Brandon Mashinter scored in the first period to break a 1-1 tie on a great feed from Kris Newbury.
Mashinter now has 4g, 5a and three fights in the 12 games since joining the Whale.
Here's video of Mashinter goal (1:20 mark)...
Steve Eminger was a -1 with one shot on goal in the first game of his conditioning stint.
...not exactly the performance Kreider was probably looking for, but I can't imagine his mind was completely in the game after getting the bad news of the demotion earlier in the day. So I'll give him a pass here, but he better step it up tonight and tomorrow to get himself back on track and recalled by the Rangers because for them to be a successful team they're going to need Kreider at his best.
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Chris Kreider’s stay in Connecticut was relatively short, at least for the time being, as he was recalled by the Rangers. From several accounts, Rick Nash appears to be sick –as he had to bail on the season subscriber forum last night– so Kreider will be replacing him in the lineup if need be.
Kreider played in last night’s 4-1 win for the Whale, finishing with a shot on...
Per Jim Cerny, Torts did some re-shuffling of his lines at practice. The biggest move appears to be inserting Brian Boyle back into the lineup, and scratching Chris Kreider. Boyle was centering a line with Taylor Pyatt and JT Miller. This move is likely about two things: Getting Boyle back in the lineup, and giving Miller his fifth and final game as a way to rebound from his poor...
#NYR Chris Kreider has been sent back to AHL. Will play tonight for CT Whale. Team wants him to play rather than sit and watch
— Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) February 15, 2013
...With the Whale playing three games this weekend, this is the right move. It doesn't help Kreider's development sitting or playing limited minutes with the Rangers.
...The one thing...
Per Katie Strang, Chris Kreider has been sent down to the Connecticut Whale. She claims that the organization doesn’t want him sitting in the press box. Looks like J.T. Miller will stay with the big club and see a year burned off his ELC.
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has assigned forward Chris Kreider to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL). Kreider, 21, has registered one goal and one assist for two points, along with four penalty minutes and a plus-two rating in seven games this season. [...]
For New York Rangers' youngster Chris Kreider, this was a long time coming.
Kreider, who has struggled with the big club this season so far, was sent down to the Connecticut Whale so that he could get some playing time. The 22-year-old winger played with the Whale while waiting for the NHL lockout to end and struggled a bit there as well.
The key for the Rangers' coaching...
Brandon Mashinter picked up a power play assist on a Logan Pyett first period goal during the CT Whale's 2-1 overtime win over Norfolk last night.
Mashinter now has 10 points (4g, 6a) in 13 games this season.
...kid is not only producing points, he's producing points on the power play. Seriously, if the Rangers are so concerned that Kreider isn't ready, why not...
After Rick Nash was held out of practice today because of a "maintenance day, " the New York Rangers recalled Chris Kreider just 24 hours after sending him down to the Connecticut Whale. The move was designed to get Kreider, who was a healthy scratch Thursday vs. the Islanders and sparingly used prior, some much needed playing time.
With Kreider back so quickly, thoughts...
Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that Brian Boyle will replace Chris Kreider in the Rangers line-up tonight vs. the Islanders after being a healthy scratch for four straight games.
...i don't care if Kreider didn't have a great game against Boston, you absolutely, under no circumstances change your line-up in the middle of a win streak. Especially after just...
When Brian Boyle was a healthy scratch during the Rangers three game winning streak, a number of readers wondered how he'd ever get back into the lineup. My response...those things just work themselves out.
And it looks like that's exactly what happened last night with the head injury to Darroll Powe. While you never like to see anyone being led off the ice with the dazed...
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Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that Rick Nash was given a maintenance day today as the Rangers prepared to take on the Washington Capitals at the Garden tomorrow.
John Tortorella told Gross that Nash has played a lot hockey and needed the rest.
Stu Bickel took Nash's spot on line rushes today. Lines stayed the same otherwise...
The time has come where the Rangers need to make a decision on rookie J.T. Miller. Miller played his fifth game last night, and once he plays his sixth game, the first year of his entry-level deal will count. If the Rangers send him back to the AHL, and do not use him for a single NHL game for the rest of the year, including the playoffs, then his deal will slide once...
It's been a nutty week for me. Between the Rangers maddeningly inconsistant play and the flu that ravaged my family, my life has been flipped upside down.
But between vomit cleanups Saturday night, I had a moment of clarity looking at my Twitter feed. The early season struggles of our beloved Blueshirts have made us Rangers fans lose our minds.
Trade Gaborik. Buyout Richards...
Brian Monzo, a producer and hockey writer at WFAN as well as a good friend of the blog, was kind enough to take time out of his very busy schedule to give us his thoughts on the New York Rangers' play to date:
PH: I know it is still early on in the season but what are some of your general thoughts on the Rangers' play so far?
BM: I think they've played good at times...