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With the injuries mounting, the Rangers had to recall a defenseman just to have enough bodies on the blue line. That defenseman is Stu Bickel, who has been recalled by the Rangers. In 27 games with the CT Whale, Bickel has a goal, three assists, and 80 PIMs. He has been one of the more steady defensemen on the Whale’s blue line.
The decision to call up Bickel as opposed to Tim Erixon or Brendan Bell was made for two reasons. First, the Rangers have minimal cap space available, as Mike Rupp is no longer on LTIR. That essentially eliminated Erixon and his $1.75 million cap hit. Second, the Rangers need someone who is not subject to re-entry waivers, as the holiday roster freeze is tomorrow. That eliminated Bell, who needs re-entry waivers to be recalled.
Bickel was the last defenseman cut in camp, and has put together a solid season thus far for the Whale. He has certainly earned his shot, and as long as he plays well, will be with the team for the foreseeable future.
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New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Stu Bickel has been recalled from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis. Bickel, 25, has recorded two points (one goal and one assist) and a plus-two rating in the last four games. In 27 games [...]
This weekend’s guest post comes courtesy of Jordan Ozer (poster: JordanO), who put together a nice Derek Stepan appreciation post. Thanks for the contribution Jordan, great job. As a reminder, if you want to have your own guest post, feel free to email us and let us know. We run these on Sunday’s.
Derek Stepan Appreciation Post
- Jordan Ozer
I am prejudiced to like Derek Stepan...
Saturday's win over Phoenix, as thrilling as it was, is now a faded memory given the issues on the blue line for the Rangers. Yes, Marion Gaborik had two, including the 300th of his career; Brad Richards played Beat the Clock and did by .1 to win the game; and, Martin Biron played well enough to pick up the victory, but those two points while nice, mean little now.
Frank Seravalli tweeted this picture from Bryzgalov at practice with some retro gear.
Then, Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist took to Twitter to show off his Winter Classic mask.
On Saturday night in Phoenix, New York Rangers forward Brad Richards scored the game-winning goal with 0.1 seconds remaining, giving the Rangers a dramatic 3-2 victory...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Brad Richards scored the winning goal with 0.1 seconds left as the New York Rangers beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Saturday night.
Richards' backhanded shot from the left circle eluded goalie Mike Smith as time ran out. The game appeared to be headed to overtime, but a video replay revealed that the puck crossed the goal line in just enough time.
HARTFORD, December 19, 2011: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the parent New York Rangers have reassigned defenseman Lee Baldwin to the Whale from its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors.
Baldwin, who had been assigned to Greenville December 1, has skated in eight games with the Whale this year, going scoreless and +1 with eight shots...
When the Winter Classic was announced this year, I like many other Rangers fans, had a flurry of excitement. The thought of being able to partake in the viewing of an outdoor game. Pond hockey at its best. I already felt my nose hairs freezing when I read the news. I checked to see where [...]
Even as Marc Staal’s progress accelerates in his recovery from the post-concussion symptoms that have sidelined him all season, the Rangers face the challenge of playing three games in the next four nights against rivalry opponents with an already thin blue line further depleted by injuries.
Starting with tonight...
During the Rangers 3-2 win over the Coyotes last night, Marian Gaborik scored his 209th and 300th goals.Here's video of #300...
...is Yandle friends with Gaborik or something? Because it looked like he pulled a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nyrangersblog.com/">Brett Favre on Mike Strahan's NFL sack record with the way he set...
Brad Richards scored the winning goal with 0.1 seconds left as the New York Rangers beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Saturday night.
Brad Richards scored the winning goal with 0.1 seconds left as the New York Rangers beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Saturday night in Glendale, Ariz.
Puck crosses line with .1 seconds on the clock to give the Rangers a 3-2 victory.