Found November 08, 2011 on
The Rangers Tribune:
The New York Rangers inked Anton Stralman to a one-year/ $900,000 contract early last week, but the 25-year-old defenseman has yet to play in a game for the Blueshirts since the deal was finalized. According to Andrew Gross, Stralman did not practice this afternoon and he will not be accompanying the team on their trip to Ottawa where they will take on the Senators tomorrow night.
The Rangers announced that Stralman did not skate today because he was going through the required medical testing before being able to practice/play. However, being that the signing was originally leaked last Monday, it seems odd that he is only going through his medical tests over a week later. And what makes it more weird is that the Rangers did not officially confirm the signing until several days after it was reported by TSN.
It could be nothing, I am just thinking out loud here, but it does seem fishy that everything has sort of been put on hold with this Stralman thing. Even the signing itself happened later than expected because the Rangers had interest in Anton about three or four weeks ago.
A possibility could be that the Rangers have plans to assign Stralman to the Connecticut Whale (AHL), and that is something that he must agree to in order for it to happen. But again, this is all speculation on my part.
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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...
Andrew Gross tweets that newest Ranger Anton Stralman has not completed medical testing yet and was not on ice for today's practice.Gross adds that the Swedish defenseman is questionable for tomorrows game in Ottawa....i didn't think he would be ready just yet. May need a few more practices before Torts is comfortable putting him in the line-up.Remember to follow me on Twitter...
John Tortorella talks to Blueshirts United about Dan Girardi's importance to the Rangers..."He doesn't get talked about too much in the league or around here, but I think he is one of the most underrated players in our game. Danny doesn't say much, he's a pretty quiet kid, but how he plays in all the situations he's put in is a tremendous learning tool for...
The New York Rangers announced todaythat left wing, Wojtek Wolski will be out for four weeks with a sports hernia. He will undergo surgery tomorrow in Philadelphia.
According to the press release, when Wolski returns, he will be playing his 400th NHL game.
Wolski has 2 assists this season in six appearances and is 9 goals away from his 100th career NHL goal.
While Anton Stralman did participate in his first practice with the Rangers today, Steve Zipay reports that he will not be in the line-up tomorrow when the Blueshirts face the Hurricanes at MSG.John Tortorella feels he needs a better understanding of the system....a little surprised with this decision. Thought Woywitka made a bad play on Ottawa's second goal last night and hasn...
Courtesy of the Rangers:
New York, November 9, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Mike Rupp underwent successful surgery earlier today to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, and is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks. The procedure was performed by Dr. Andrew Feldman at the NYU Langone Medical Center Hospital...
Wojtek Wolski will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a sports hernia. He's expected to miss four weeks.
JOHN TORTORELLA said last Thursday that Wojtek Wolski had reinjured his groin when he was “accordioned” into the corner boards by an Anaheim player.
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. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shots for New York (8-3-3), which hit the road for the first time since a 4-1-1 homestand.
OTTAWA -- It was tough to count all of the different linemates Brad Richards played with last night during the Rangers' 3-2 win over the Senators, but the unofficial count is four.
Richards started the game on the line he has been with for a while, between Brandon Dubinsky and...
New York Rangers center Mike Rupp will miss four to six weeks after undergoing successful surgery Wednesday to repair a meniscus tear in his knee.
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 against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night.
OTTAWA (AP) - 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.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shot...
Game 14. Ya boys on a four-game winning streak.
The prediction contest is now officially closed.
Don’t forget this is a 7:30 starter.
The Rangers lost to the Senators in that hideous game on Oct. 29, in which they blew a 4-1 lead in the final 10:42 of regulation, then lost a breakaway contest that was held after the hockey game ended.
Also in that game, Zenon Konopka...
Holy Turnover City
Justice done to Sean Avery?
Lost one for the Gipper