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Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that Rick Nash's groin injury is considered minor after medical exam.
...a lot of minor injuries forcing players home from Europe. If I was a conspiracy theorist, I'd say the players might know something regarding CBA negotiations.
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Earlier this morning, Adam Rotter at SNYRangersBlog picked up this little tidbit from the Kalpa website noting that Derek Stepan has returned to the US, stating...
Today, we’re going to take a break from CBA talk and look down the road to training camp and beyond. Call me hopeful, but this suit thinks the NHL will play a partial season. With this in mind, perhaps no other aspect of a training camp, preseason, or regular season roster is more critiqued & analyzed by fans than line combinations.
Creating line combos is everyone’s chance...
Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that Marian Gaborik (offseason shoulder surgery), Rick Nash (aggravated groin) and Carl Hagelin (shoulder) all would be available for an early-January training camp and start to the season.
Leonard adds that Gaborik did some rehab work in Slovakia but has spent a significant amount of time recently in New York.
Finally, Leonard says that...
Michael Del Zotto, a restricted free agent for the New York Rangers, heads back to New York after a short stint playing in the Swiss League for the Rapperswil Lakers.
For the past few games, Del Zotto has been sidelined due to “back problems”, which, although unspecified, have become severe enough that he is returning to his New York City home. Del Zotto is one of the few Restricted...
#NYR F Derek Stepan leaves Finnish league's #KalPa. Believes "the #NHL will start in the next few weeks". He was 2-2-4 in 12 gms. #SMLiiga
— Pasi Tuominen (@PasiTuominen) December 12, 2012
With Stepan's return, there are currently no Rangers still playing in Europe.
...ok, something's going on. As I said earlier today, I don't want to get my...
The Whale made a pair of roster moves to help shore up the goaltender position. Whale goaltender Jason Missiaen was sent to the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL, while the Whale “recalled” Bryan Hince from Greenville. Recalled is in quotes because Hince himself had to be signed to an AHL PTO. For all intents and purposes it’s a recall, but there was some additional paperwork...
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