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JYRI NIEMI REASSIGNED TO GREENVILLE
Defenseman has one assist in Eight Games for Whale this Season
HARTFORD, November 9, 2011: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the parent New York Rangers have reassigned defenseman Jyri Niemi from the Whale to its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors.
Niemi, a Finnish-born second-year pro, has skated in eight games for the Whale this season, registering one assist, four penalty minutes and a +1 rating. Last season with the Whale, Niemi chalked up three goals and six assists for nine points, along with 22 PIM, in 46 games. A third-round draft pick (72nd overall) by the New York Islanders in 2008 out of the Western Hockey League, Niemi was acquired by the Rangers from the Islanders May 25, 2010, in exchange for a sixth-round 2010 draft pick.
The Whale return to action this Saturday, November 12, in the first of back-to-back games in St. John’s, Newfoundland against the St. John’s IceCaps. Faceoff is 6:0...
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The New York Rangers have been without alternate captain Marc Staal since the beginning of the season, which is a situation that I think everyone is aware of by now. In his place has stepped in Dan Girardi, who's been given Staal's "A" for the time being. So far, Girardi has accepted the responsibility that comes along with wearing a letter and has made the best...
Erik Christensen could be one of the most infuriating New York Rangers skaters of all time. When he wants to be, Christensen is one of the most skilled players on the team. The problem is of course the phrase “when he wants to be.” During his first seven games of the year, Christensen was invisible, and played poorly both with the puck and without the puck. The last four games...
Marian Gaborik and the New York Rangers have legged out a five game win streak after a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday. The Rangers (8-3-3) are finally playing up to expectations after a long road trip to start the season left them handicapped as Madison Square Garden continued its now infamous transformation project. Clearly Gaborik is the offensive leader of...
Jim Cerny at Blueshirts United says that Artem Anisimov and Derek Stepan have been able to elevate their games since being placed on a line with Marian Gaborik.Here's Gaborik on his new linemates..."Step is really strong with the puck, and is playing with a lot of confidence," noted Gaborik. "And Artie is doing a real good job on left wing, a spot I don't think...
… Rangers are finally skating well and I see them having a solid game against Ottawa tonight.
Rangers forward Mike Rupp is expected to miss four to six weeks after having surgery Wednesday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.
The rugged center, who has played in only half of New York's 14 games this season, has sat out seven games since his last appearance on Oct. 24 at Winnipeg. Rupp has only one point in seven games - a game-winning goal at Vancouver on Oct...
Opponent: Ottawa Senators (7-7-1)
Leading Scorer: Jason Spezza (6-9-15)
Goaltender: Craig Anderson (3.50 GAA, .890 SV%)
Rangers Projected Lines:
Ruslan Fedotenko-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan
Artem Anisimov-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust
Sean Avery-Erik Christensen-Andre Deveaux
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Mike Sauer
After taking four out of six consecutive home games, the New York Rangers are back on the road tonight as they take on the Ottawa Senators at ScotiaBank Place. In their last meeting two weeks ago, the Rangers collapsed on a three-goal lead and ended up falling to the Sens in a shootout at Madison Square Garden. Tonight, taking the ice as a team with new-found confidence, the Blueshirts...
Pat Leonard posted this picture of Artem Anisimov wearing the Broadway Hat after tonight's 3-2 win.
When the Rangers played the Sens last time they had some very different looking lines. This time they matched up with the Sens with a red hot trio of Artem Anisimov, Derek Stepan, and Marian Gaborik leading the way. And did they ever lead the way. Gaborik with 2 goals, Stepan with a goal and 2 assists, Anisimov with 2 assists, and probably should have gotten credit for a...
Before last night's game Zenon Konopka, or whatever his name is, was running his mouth about the Wojtek Wolski hit on Daniel Alfredsson and how there was going to be bad blood on the ice.Well, on his first shift of the game Sean Avery went right over to Konopka and let him know what he thought about those comments. Konopka was not heard from the rest of the game. Minus when he...
Doug Weight and Tony Amonte. How I used to cringe throughout the 90’s whenever I saw them dominating the NHL. Both of them the crown jewels of the New York Rangers prospect list in the early 90’s. Both were college bred American born players and both absolute necessary trade chips towards building the 1994 Stanley [...]
Marian Gaborik scored twice, Derek Stepan had a goal and two assists, and the New York Rangers extended their winning streak to five with a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night.