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Katie Strang at ESPN.com reports that Darroll Powe has been placed on the IR with a concussion. There is no timetable for his return.
...huge blow for the Rangers. Powe's acquisition not only improved the Rangers penalty kill, it also allowed Torts the comfort of playing four lines as he gelled real nicely with Asham and Halpern. Still have no idea how Sather got him for Rupp.
Meanwhile, at practice Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record says that Chris Kreider is still with the team and was alternating line rushes with the recently recalled Brandon Mashinter.
Here are the lines at practice...
Carl Hagelin-Derek Stepan-Rick Nash
Marian Gaborik-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan
Taylor Pyatt-Brian Boyle-J.T. Miller
Arron Asham-Jeff Halpern-Chris Kreider/Brandon Mashinter
John Tortorella told Gross that no decision yet on whether Mashinter or Kreider plays tomorrow night vs. Canadiens.
...WTF? Why is Kreider alternating on the fourth line? Either put him on the...
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It was only a matter of time before we heard the bad news on Darroll Powe, who took a nasty fall yesterday after a collision with Matt Hendricks. Powe has been placed on IR (note: not LTIR) and the Rangers have recalled Brandon Mashinter from Connecticut to replace him on the roster.
It will be interesting to see how coach John Tortorella deploys Mashinter –likely on the fourth...
Chris Kreider’s stay in Connecticut was relatively short, at least for the time being, as he was recalled by the Rangers. From several accounts, Rick Nash appears to be sick –as he had to bail on the season subscriber forum last night– so Kreider will be replacing him in the lineup if need be.
Kreider played in last night’s 4-1 win for the Whale, finishing with a shot on...
NEW YORK, February 18, 2013 –New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled forward Brandon Mashinter from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Mashinter, 24, has tallied a point in each of the last three contests (two goals, one assist), including the game-winning goals on Friday against Portland...
When Brian Boyle was a healthy scratch during the Rangers three game winning streak, a number of readers wondered how he'd ever get back into the lineup. My response...those things just work themselves out.
And it looks like that's exactly what happened last night with the head injury to Darroll Powe. While you never like to see anyone being led off the ice with the dazed...
After Rick Nash was held out of practice today because of a "maintenance day, " the New York Rangers recalled Chris Kreider just 24 hours after sending him down to the Connecticut Whale. The move was designed to get Kreider, who was a healthy scratch Thursday vs. the Islanders and sparingly used prior, some much needed playing time.
With Kreider back so quickly, thoughts...
Brandon Mashinter picked up a power play assist on a Logan Pyett first period goal during the CT Whale's 2-1 overtime win over Norfolk last night.
Mashinter now has 10 points (4g, 6a) in 13 games this season.
...kid is not only producing points, he's producing points on the power play. Seriously, if the Rangers are so concerned that Kreider isn't ready, why not...
Yesterday, I posted a report that the Colorado Avalanche had talked to the Rangers about a trade including Michael Del Zotto and more for Ryan O'Reilly.
Well, Adrian Dater at the Denver Post now says the "more" was likely J.T. Miller or Chris Kreider.
...LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do I even need to comment on this ridiculousness? If Colorado really...
...love that Torts admitted he didn't know how to pronounce Mashinter's name. Hysterical.
...also liked Torts answer to Prust question that he's just another player in a Canadiens uniform.
Speaking of Brandon Mashinter he talks about his recall here...
...holy crap Mashinter's a big dude.
Here's more from Derek Stepan and Ryan Callahan....
Bergen Record - Rangers' Darroll Powe out with concussion
Bergen Record - Andrew Gross: Canadiens' Brandon Prust was a special player for Rangers
New York Post - Rangers expect muscle from old pal Prust
Daily News - Say it ain't Powe: Rangers penalty-kill unit suffers major loss
Newsday - Hagelin can't explain his recent surge
Remember to follow...
Bergen Record - Friend's battle with ALS inspires Rangers' Brian Boyle
New York Post - Nash a question, Kreider back
New York Post - Cooke escapes rap, due to rep
Daily News - Rangers bring Kreider back from minors
New York Times - Left to Right, Capitals’ Ovechkin Has a New Angle
Newsday - Rangers need Richards to find his game again
Late Update: The Rangers announced at 5PM that Rick Nash will not play tonight and Chris Kreider is in. This likely relates to the unpenalized hit he took from Milan Lucic against Boston last week that made him questionable Sunday and had many of us believing he was suffering from a concussion. Look for Marian Gaborik to move up to the top line and Kreider to get a shot on the second...
Update 2/18/13: Elliotte Friedman says that the Rangers spoke to the Avs over the weekend regarding O’Reilly, but balked at the asking price. The Avs were asking for Michael Del Zotto and either Chris Kreider or J.T. Miller. Clearly, the Avs are living in a fantasy world where they believe they have leverage with their star-in-the-making forward. Del Zotto is obviously a non-starter...
Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that Rick Nash was given a maintenance day today as the Rangers prepared to take on the Washington Capitals at the Garden tomorrow.
John Tortorella told Gross that Nash has played a lot hockey and needed the rest.
Stu Bickel took Nash's spot on line rushes today. Lines stayed the same otherwise...
Update, 5:18 p.m.:
Rangers announce Rick Nash out tonight. Chris Kreider in for him.
— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) February 19, 2013
No word on why Nash is out.
...does this mean I have to apologize for criticize Rangers recent handling of Kreider.
The New York Rangers (8-5-1) host the Montreal Canadiens (10-4-1) at MSG starting at 7:00...
It's been a nutty week for me. Between the Rangers maddeningly inconsistant play and the flu that ravaged my family, my life has been flipped upside down.
But between vomit cleanups Saturday night, I had a moment of clarity looking at my Twitter feed. The early season struggles of our beloved Blueshirts have made us Rangers fans lose our minds.
Trade Gaborik. Buyout Richards...