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In a surprising move, the Rangers recalled F Christian Thomas from the CT Whale on Friday night. With Arron Asham, Darroll Powe and Rick Nash all on the shelf, the Rangers had to play Stu Bickel at forward against Ottawa. The team may be looking to avoid that situation again by giving Thomas a shot at the show.
Thomas has been red hot for the Whale and has posted 13 goals and 11 assists in 52 games this season. He’s obviously an offensive-minded guy and could provide another righty shot on the power play. Lord knows the Blueshirts are desperate for solutions in that department, so why not give Thomas a shot?
The knock on the 20-year-old has always been his size. Drafted as the 40th pick overall in 2010, Thomas tore up the OHL with the Oshawa Generals. He has struggled a bit in the American League until recently and there’s some doubt that Thomas will become an NHL regular largely due to his 5-foot-9, 170 lb. stature.
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Though nothing has been officially announced by the team or any beat writers, it appears that the Rangers have called up winger Christian Thomas from the Connecticut Whale. Thomas, a 2nd round pick by the Rangers in 2010, has 24 points in his first season with the Connecticut Whale.
This call-up is perhaps a lot sooner than anticipated. Thomas is 20 and therefore older than...
In more of a housekeeping move than anything else, the Rangers have placed Rick Nash on injured reserve retroactive to last Saturday. This frees up a roster spot for the newly called-up Christian Thomas. Nash will be eligible to come off IR tomorrow. Nothing to read into this, just a paperwork move.
Late last night, TheNYRBlog's Adam Herman reported that the Rangers have recalled Christian Thomas from the CT Whale.
To make room for Thomas, Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record notes that the Rangers have placed Rick Nash on IR retroactively.
He would be eligible to come off the IR tomorrow.
...this transaction is not a confirmation of anything related to Nash'...
With the Rangers not confirming the nature of Rick Nash's injury, there has been a ton of speculation from the flu to re-aggravating an old groin injury to a concussion.
So I decided to setup a Nash injury timeline to help us out.
It all started with a little over 13 minutes left in the Rangers 4-3 shootout victory against the Bruins on February 12th when Milan Lucic...
Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that Rick Nash will NOT be joining the Rangers for their game in Montreal.
...let the concussion speculation continue!!!!!!!
...huge blow for the Rangers as they've proved over the last two games they've become overly dependent on Nash. Which will be a huge problem going forward if he's out for an extended period of time....
NEW YORK, February 23, 2013 –New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled forward Christian Thomas from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Thomas, 20, has tallied four goals and three assists in the last six games with Connecticut, including a career-high, three-point effort on February 9 at St...
In what was one of the crazier news related pre game practices, Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that both Marc Staal (Flu) and Michael Del Zotto (lower body) will be game time decisions tonight in Montreal.
Gross adds that seeing Del Zotto walking slowly out of Bell Centre has him thinking the Rangers defenseman won't be playing tonight.
Here's what the...
Bergen Record - Rangers' Rick Nash not traveling with team to Ottawa
New York Post - Rangers hope star returns on Sat.; Tortorella wants team to step it up
New York Post - Gilroy looking for more play in 3rd
Daily News - Torts tells Rangers to step it up without Nash
New York Times - Struggling Sabres Part Ways With Ruff
Newsday - Nash to miss second game...
For the third time in the last two weeks the Rangers blew a third period lead and as happened last Thursday against the Islanders, it ended in a shootout loss. With three Rangers forwards, including Rick Nash, out with injury and seemingly every key Senator on the shelf, this could have been a dud of a game. It was a huge improvement over Tuesday’s performance in Montreal...
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Tonight the Rangers are in Montreal for a rematch with the Canadiens, but are doing so extremely shorthanded. The Blueshirts will be without Rick Nash (unknown), Darroll Powe (concussion), Arron Asham (back spasms), and may be without Michael Del Zotto (lower body) and Marc Staal (flu). Christian Thomas was called up and will play tonight...
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Tonight the Rangers are without Rick Nash as they head to Ottawa, who is without Erik Karlsson and Jason Spezza. The Sens, like the Rangers, also had a lot of roster turnover, losing Filip Kuba, Matt Carkner, Zenon Kenopka, and Bobby Butler. All that while adding Nick Foligno, Marc Methot, Mike Lundin, and Guillaume Latendresse.
The Sens gave the...
Despite a third period surge with goals from Ryan Callahan and Ryan McDonagh, the New York Rangers lost to the Ottawa Senators in a shootout, 3-2. For a complete box score of the game, check out Yahoo! Sports.
- Felt the overall effort was better in comparison to the Montreal game (a beer league game would have been better), but we've yet to see the Rangers play at the...
If the New York Rangers want to have any kind of chance to both get into the postseason and go far in them, they will need a lot more offense.
In Tuesday night's 3-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens, the Blueshirts probably had one of their worst offensive performances. There was no sustained pressure, not enough pucks thrown at Canadiens' netminder Carey Price and not enough...
Bergen Record - Rangers suffer shootout loss to Senators, 3-2
Bergen Record - Rangers notes: Callahan doesn't need motivating
New York Post - Sluggish Rangers blow third-period lead — and game
Daily News - Tortorella demotes Richards again as Rangers lose to Senators in shootout
Daily News - Growing pains: Kreider out to prove he's got what it takes
The 2013 NHL season is underway and is still set to be one of the best yet giving every team a greater chance to qualify for the brilliant Stanley Cup. Some hockey fans love to bet on their sport and they are all asking the same question at the moment “Who is the best team to bet on in the 2013 league?”
The first place to check is always the fans. They know the sport better...