Found October 06, 2011 on The Fan Hub:

With Marc Staal out for an indefinite amount of time while he recovers from a concussion suffered last February, the Rangers have added some depth to their blueline with the waiver claim of Jeff Woywitka, a veteran defenseman who had been in training camp with Montreal this season. The Rangers… read more.


Rangers Claim D Jeff Woywitka

The New York Rangers have claimed defenseman Jeff Woywitka off of waivers from the Montreal Canadiens. At age 28, Woywitka has played with the St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars, and is currently in the final year of his contract. He will come at a cap hit of $650,000.  I guess this is the team's idea of a veteran defenseman, but I don't see him playing over Tim Erixon in...

Rangers Claim Defensemen Jeff Woywitka

The New York Rangers have announced that they have claimed defensemen Jeff Woywitka off of waivers from the Montreal Canadiens.  Woywitka, 28, has a cap hit of $650,000 according to CapGreek. His contract is a two-way contract. In 63 games last season for the Dallas Stars he scored 2 goals to go along with 9 [...]

Rangers snatch Woywitka off waivers

The New York Rangers have claimed defenseman Jeff Woywitka off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens.

Rangers Believe They Have A Top-Four Team

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, The Rangers expect to be a formidable team this year, there’s no question about that. They believe to a man that that they should battle for a top-four seed in the East rather than seventh or eighth. Marc Staal is down for an indefinite period of time, but every team has to deal with significant injuries and every team has to deal with adversity...

A Quick Look Ahead

The Rangers defense did not look good against Zug – an understatement. It hasn’t looked particularly good throughout the European tour in all honesty. So much of that has to do with the absence of Marc Staal which will now stretch in to the regular season. It also has to do with Mike Sauer of course. The Rangers’ defense is patched up and will be for a little while longer and...

Concussion concern builds for Ranger’s Staal

BY KYLE BAUER Today, New York Rangers general manager Glen Sather informed the New York media that defenseman Marc Staal will miss at least the first month of the season with concussion-like symptoms. Staal joins the list of fellow all-stars Sidney Crosby and Marc Savard who have struggled to recover from concussions. His concussion was believed to be suffered when...

Press Release: Rangers Recall Tim Erixon From Connecticut; Staal To IR

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Tim Erixon has been recalled from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL), while forward Sean Avery has been assigned to Connecticut.  In addition, defenseman Marc Staal has been placed on injured reserve. Erixon, 20, registered two assists with a [...]

Avery Clears Waivers, Sent To Minors; Staal To IR

Sean Avery, Stu Bickel and Brendan Bell all cleared waivers today after the New York Rangers put them out there for any other NHL franchise to take them. Avery was assigned to the Connecticut Whale, while Bickel and Bell will remain on the active roster for the time being.  To make room, on the active roster to keep Bickel and Bell while also recalling Tim Erixon the team officially...


Still suffering from headaches stemming from a February concussion, Marc Staal will not be joining the Rangers as they continue their European tour. Coach John Tortorella made the announcement after his team's 8-4 preseason loss in Switzerland yesterday to EV Zug. Staal will miss the Rangers' regular-season opener against the Kings on Friday in Stockholm and the following...

New York Rangers Opening Day Lineup

Here’s what the Rangers line combinations are expected to look like today Dubinsky-Richards-Gaborik Fedotenko-Anisimov-Callahan Wolski-Stepan-Zuccarello Prust-Boyle-Rupp Girardi-McDonagh Sauer-Del Zotto Eminger-Erixon Lundqvist Very interested to see how the top line does with Dubinsky on the left wing.  Also will be interesting to see how the Rangers respond on defense without...

NY Rangers set opening day roster, confirm they have recalled Tim Erixon, place Marc Staal on IR, assign Sean Avery to AHL

The New York Rangers have their opening day lineup set for when they take on the Los Angeles Kings on Friday afternoon in Sweden, and as expected, it doesn’t include Sean Avery, who was reassigned to the AHL’s Connecticut Whale after failing to make the team out of training camp,… read more.

Staal put on IR, Erixon recalled

The Blueshirts placed All-Star defenseman Marc Staal on seven-day injured reserve Wednesday, and recalled 20-year-old rookie defenseman Tim Erixon from their AHL affiliate to set their 23-man roster for Friday's opener against the Kings. They also assigned winger Sean Avery to Hartford of the AHL.

Rangers mull options to fill blue-line void

STOCKHOLM -- The Rangers face the prospect of playing perhaps the first month of the NHL season without Marc Staal, general manager Glen Sather told The Post yesterday as his team skated here in full prep mode for tomorrow's season opener against the Kings at the Globe Arena. "Doctors...

Rangers reopen talks with defenseman Mara

STOCKHOLM — Facing the prospect of perhaps playing the first month of the season without Marc Staal, the Rangers have reopened discussions with 32-year-old free agent defenseman Paul Mara, The Post has learned. If a contract agreement is reached, the idea would be for Mara, who played 156 games for the...

Would Leaving McDonagh-Sauer Together Be Better Move For Rangers Defense?

There is no way to prepare for the absence of an All-Star defender like Marc Staal from your lineup.  The combination of the level he plays at, the competition he shuts down and the sheer number of minutes that he eats makes him one of the most valuable New York Rangers.  However, that is the situation before the Rangers now and the question is not about if they have to...
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