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Brad Richards was at the Nassau Coliseum this morning, but did not practice with his teammates and will likely not suit up for tonight's game against the Islanders.
Richards told Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record that there's no timetable for his return, but he did not suffer a concussion. Richards adds that while he's still sore, it's not long term.
Arron Asham (back spasms) and Marc Staal (eye) are also out.
...great news on Richards. While I think the Rangers can survive without Richards in the short term, if the injury drags on into April it would be harder to overcome. Just seeing both Haley and Bickel at forward proves that.
...a long term Richards injury might also force the Rangers to recall Kreider before he's ready as well.
Gross adds that the Rangers have not made a decision between Matt Gilroy and Roman Hamrlik for the 6th defensive spot.
...while I panned the Hamrlik acquisition yesterday, I always like getting the new guy rig...
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Hamrlik brings balance to the force.
Last night, Roman Hamrlik made his Rangers debut just hours after being claimed off waivers. Harmlik did not register a point, he was not on the ice for any goals, and he only recorded one shot on goal and one hit. But, Hamrlik instantly made the Rangers better. Yes, Marc Staal is out, and Hamrlik pretty much represented the only option. But regardless...
Peter Ceresnak, the Rangers 6th round pick in 2011, was the only prospect in action last night for the Rangers. Ceresnak’s Peterborough Petes of the OHL defeated the Kingston Frontenacs by a score of 4-1. Ceresnak was held off the scoreboard, but finished the game with a +1 rating. On the season Ceresnak, who is not a noted scorer, has a line of 1-8-9 in 52 games, but is also sporting...
NEW YORK — Doctors are optimistic that New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal will recover fully after being struck in the eye by a deflected puck.
Staal was injured Tuesday night in the third period of New York’s 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. The 26-year-old defenseman will be sidelined indefinitely but was already showing improvement on Wednesday, the Rangers said...
Yesterday, I posted that Mats Zuccarello's KHL season ended and that it was likely the Rangers would be reaching out to him shortly.
Well, last night Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record confirmed that Glen Sather has in fact spoken to Zuccarello's agent about a possible return to the Blueshirts...
“We have already talked to Glen about it,” agent Don Meehan said...
Chris Kreider scored his third and fourth goals in three games since being assigned to the CT Whale, but unfortunately it wasn't enough as the Rangers AHL affiliate lost to Portland 4-3 in a shootout last night.
Kreider's first tally of the night was with the extra man, making three of the four goals he's scored on the power play. Kreider did miss his shootout attempt...
Islanders assistant coach Brent Thompson was given a two-game suspension by the NHL on Friday for abusive comments he made following New York's overtime loss to the New York Rangers on Thursday night.
Thompson was assessed a game misconduct after the Rangers beat the Islanders with a power-play goal by Marian Gaborik.
The NHL said in a statement that Thompson will miss the...
Bergen Record - Rangers top Flyers, 4-2; Staal hit near eye with puck
Bergen Record - Ranger notes: Brad Richards update
New York Post - Nash pair propels Rangers past Flyers
New York Post - NHL needs to make visors mandatory
Daily News - Rangers joy doesn't last as Staal hit by puck
New York Times - Nash and His 2 Goals Power Rangers Over Flyers
Rangers and the Islanders played a tight game before Rangers won in OT
The Rangers beat the Islanders 2-1 in overtime, in a game that was a goaltending duel and in a game that was well contested by both teams. Both clubs had chances, both clubs played relatively well in all three zones but in the end it was the Rangers improving powerplay that was the difference. We discussed earlier...
Michael St. Croix (Andy Devlin)
After a terrible Tuesday, Wednesday night only had 3 prospects of the New York Rangers and New York Islanders but one prospect on his own had one really good day. To start his Wednesday, Michael St. Croix (NYR 2011 4th) found out that he was named "CHL Player of the Week" for the week ending on March 3rd.
The current "WHL player...
The Rangers are adding veteran defenseman Roman Hamrlik to the roster while they wait to find out the severity of Marc Staal's eye injury.
New York claimed the 38-year-old Hamrlik off waivers from the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, one day after Staal was struck in the eye by a deflected puck in the third period of the Rangers' 4-2 win over Philadelphia.
Staal, who wasn...
Bergen Record - Rangers get good news on Marc Staal; claim defenseman Roman Hamrlik off waivers
New York Post - Doctors: Rangers’ Staal likely to recover from right eye injury
Daily News - ALL EYES ON STAAL: Injury to Rangers defenseman could create new view on visors
Daily News - Rangers claim former Islander Hamrlik off waivers from Caps
New York Times - Despite...
Well, it would be a lie to claim that it was the best, or best executed performance of the season for the Rangers. Sometimes you have to work with the hand you're dealt. The Rangers put in a performance tonight that the 2011-2012 team would have been proud of. The team put in a full 60 minute effort tonight, limiting mistakes and tempering frustration, which could have easily...
TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the Ottawa Senators tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), to complete their back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 12-8-2 (26 pts). The Rangers [...]
That is what the New York Rangers hope to do tonight on Long Island when they take on the New York Islanders.
The Blueshirts have won three straight games and have done so with timely goal scoring, solid defense and great goaltending from Henrik Lundqvist. Tonight against the Islanders, the Rangers will need those same three things to pick-up their fourth straight win.
Join us for the weekly BSB live chat today at 3pm! We’re talking Isles, Marc Staal’s eye, Brad Richard’s neck, whatever you want. See everyone this afternoon!