Found October 25, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Henrik Lundqvist is making progress dealing with the unidentified injury that kept him off the ice for three consecutive practices and out of Thursday night’s game against the Flyers. “It’s better” said Lundqvist under orders from management not to disclose the nature of the injury he said he sustained during the second game of the season Oct. 7 in Los Angeles. “It’s definitely moving in the right direction.” The goaltender spent about a half-hour on the ice following the Blueshirts’ optional morning skate working on lateral movements in the net with assistant coach Benoit Allaire and taking shots from scratches Mats Zuccarello Justin Falk and Carl Hagelin. “I would be out there [if this were April]” the goaltender said before the Flyers’ 2-1 victory over the Rangers. “There are ways to hide it and help out with the pain. It’s something I could play through. “But the season is long and you have to be smart about it. I want to make sure this [treatment] pays off.” The decision

No solution in sight for deficient Rangers

AV would not have anticipated this start. At All. (Andy Clark/Reuters) Instantly discount the idea of Alain Vigneault being in danger. The Rangers Head Coach isn’t going anywhere. Not unless the underperforming New York Rangers go on an almost season long losing streak and even then, six months into a five year deal, a change in leadership would be an extreme measure.  So with...

Backs to the Wall, Rangers Have Chance to Turn Season Around

All signs sure point to another disappointing defeat in a season already long on disappointing defeats. The Rangers, 2-5 on the campaign, will once again be without Rick Nash, Ryan Callahan and Carl Hagelin, three of the team’s top six forwards, along with franchise goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, all absent due to injury. Even though the […]

Henrik Lundqvist doubtful for todays game vs. Detroit

According to New York Newsday’s Steve Zipay, Henrik Lundqvist is doubtful to play today against the Detroit Red Wings. That is the bad news. The good news is after the game against the Wings, the Rangers will end this terrible nine game season opening road trip. Cam Talbot was able to make his NHL debut this past Thursday, while the 31 year old Lundqvist is struggling with what...

Around the Farm: Shorthanded Wolfpack drop first game of season

The Hartford Wolfpack, missing J.T. Miller, Chris Kreider, Brandon Mashinter, and Cam Talbot, lost their first regulation game of the season to the Portland Pirates by a score of 4-2. Danny Kristo and Kyle Jean scored for the Pack, while Michael St. Croix was held off the score sheet in his AHL debut. See below for the scoring lines for all prospects in action in the AHL, OHL, and...

Injuries deplete NHL goaltender ranks

One by one, top NHL goaltenders are biting the dust. And this there is no lockout to blame to the high volume of lower body injuries.New York Rangers star Henrik Lundqvist is just one example. He has been struggling with an apparently groin muscle strain for some time now. Veteran back-up Martin Biron faltered as his fill-in – posting a .763 save percentage in two appearances –...

Henrik Lundqvist out tomorrow

Per Steve Zipay, Henrik Lundqvist will not play tomorrow in Philadelphia. Hank missed yesterday’s practice with what was deemed a “minor” issue, but apparently it is enough to keep him out of tomorrow’s game. Cam Talbot will make his NHL debut tomorrow. Tweet

The pre-determined outcome and other logical fallacies

Josh Hill There is no denying it, the Rangers are a difficult team to watch right now.  While the defensive ineptitude has been mitigated for the most part as players learn their new roles in AV’s system, the offense has continued to be putrid.  We can point to various injuries plaguing the Top-6, the inexperience of the kids we expect to step in and soften the blow of those...

Wolfpack recall Brendon Nash; Sign Sam Klassen to PTO

The Hartford Wolfpack added a pair of defensemen today, recalling Brendon Nash from the ECHL and signing Sam Klassen to a PTO. Nash was originally sent to the ECHL three days ago when the Pack recalled Michael St. Croix. Klassen, originally an undrafted UFA signed by the Rangers in 2009, has played 114 games for the Whale/Wolfpack over three years. The 6’2, 200-lb defenseman signed...

Lundqvist Won’t Dress For Thursday’s Game, But Will Travel

from Andrew Gross of Ranger Rants, Coach Alain Vigneault made Henrik Lundqvist’s absence from Thursday night’s game at Philadelphia official today when he announced his star goalie would not dress for the game as he continues to battle an undisclosed injury. “If this had been a playoff game, he’d probably be playing,” Vigneault said. “It’s something that...

Tim Panaccio: Rookie Goalie Debut vs. Flyers

With Henrik Lundqvist still nursing an unspecified "minor" injury, the Rangers will go up against the Flyers tonight with a rookie goalie. Say hello to 26-year-old Cam Talbot. He'll be making his NHL debut. He knows nothing about any of the Flyers except ... Zac Rinaldo. The two played together in junior at Hamilton and then played against each other in the...

Game 8: Play well?

Photo: Bill Kostroun The Rangers are in Philly tonight to take on the Flyers. Luckily for New York, Philly is all sorts of bad right now. If it weren’t for the Flyers, the Rangers would be the worst team in the Metro Division, and the only team in the NHL not in Buffalo under five points for the season. This is a tremendous opportunity for the Rangers, but they will need to get...

Despite strong debut from Talbot, Rangers still lose in Philly

(Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images) Well the Rangers lost another game, this time to the lowly Flyers. The Rangers wasted a solid debut from rookie Cam Talbot, who filled in for the injured Henrik Lundqvist, and only managed a single goal to a Flyers team that couldn’t buy a win. Talbot made 25 saves in his debut, but a boarding major to Benoit Pouliot and a disallowed...

Game Preview: New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers

TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the Philadelphia Flyers tonight, Oct. 24, at Wells Fargo Center (7:00 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in their third consecutive divisional matchup. The Blueshirts currently rank seventh in the Metropolitan Division standings, and 14th in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 2-5-0 (4 pts). The Rangers enter...

Rangers-Red Wings Preview

The Detroit Red Wings have been strugging to find the back of the net over the last week. For the New York Rangers, it's been a season-long trend. The Red Wings will try to snap a three-game skid Saturday night when they host the Rangers, whose offense has been lifeless during a season-opening nine-game trip that concludes with this matchup. Thursday's 2-1 loss at Philadelphia...

Make or break season for Gillis hinges on Tortorella’s team identity

Photo Courtesy: The Province After losing the Stanley Cup to the Bruins in 2011, questions immediately began to arise about the toughness and size of the Canucks. At some point, those same questions got to management, and the ‘stay the course’ attitude that had been preached, swiftly made way for a series of moves that has left the team grasping for an identity and on the outside...
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