Found November 20, 2012 on NY Rangers Blog:
Uh oh...RT @aosadchenko Ryan McDonagh leaves Barys until int. break in December because of family reasons & to recover from an injury. #KHL — Laurie Carr (@byndblueshirts) November 20, 2012 ...UGH!!!!!! Can we please get a CBA agreeent done now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Speaking of injured Rangers playing overseas, Mattias Ek at Hockey Expressen reports that Carl Hagelin will not return to Sweden to play for Sodertalje as he will stay in New York to rehab his shoulder injury. Ek adds that Hagelin's contract will end December 8th. Hagelin had 5g, 6a in eight games. ...not sure if this is good news or bad news. Good news that he won't be playing in Europe anymore, and obviously the bad news that he's injured so badly he won't be able to play again this season. ...we just have to hope this is more precautionary than anything. H/T to reader Edvin L. In some good news from across the pond, Rick Nash did this the other night (2:18 mark...

McDonagh leaves KHL for personal reasons and injury

Per Andrey Osadchenko, who covers the KHL, Ryan McDonagh is on his way home, as he has been granted a leave of absence from Barys to deal with personal issues and an injury. Pat Leonard has additional information, noting that the injury is not believed to be serious. McDonagh would be the third Rangers roster player to suffer a minor injury while playing overseas. Rick Nash suffered...

McDonagh Back in US, No Serious Injury

Ryan McDonagh back from Barys Astana #KHL w no serious injuries- minor bumps/bruises. Astana gr8 spot & thankful 4 chance play @ high level.— Ben Hankinson (@benhankinson) November 21, 2012 Hankinson is McDonagh's agent. ...good to have you back Ryan. Maybe the reason he returned so soon is because he's heard something encouraging regarding CBA talks. H/T to...

Musings: “Thank You Fans”, the bottom pairing, Kreider, and more

Today is one of those days where I have way too many thoughts about the Rangers in my head, so you are getting them in bullet point form. It’s a musings, but more of a disjointed musings from a very tired Dave. It’s going to be really interesting to see how fans react if and when the season resumes. I, like many others, refuse to attend a game with my own money –I’ll go...

McIlrath Skating Again

Hit the ice today for the first time in a while, no better feeling. — Dylan McIlrath (@dylan_mcilrath) November 19, 2012 ...welcome back Mac Truck! ...McIlrath probably won't be ready to play until January. And while it's unfortunate he missed so much time, he'll still have a solid three months to play and learn under Beukeboom. Hopefully the Whale can qualify...

The King of King Magazine

Rose over at The Henrik Lundqvist Blog has this great pic of "The King" on the cover of King Magazine... so very appropriate. Speaking of Lundqvist, Rose also has his thoughts on the lockout... "I feel lost and weird mentally. I feel lost. For the first time since I was seven, I do not play hockey in November." ...i think we're...

The flaws of the plus/minus statistic

If you’ve been frequenting this blog for a while, then you know that we aren’t exactly fans of the plus/minus statistic. It’s useful in some cases, especially when measuring some prospect’s defensive value when they are in a shutdown role (Sam Noreau and Peter Ceresnak come to mind here). But at the NHL level, when other metrics are readily available, the plus/minus stat...
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