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Fifty contract limit may dictate Sauer’s future in New York

We may have seen the last of Michael Sauer in the NHL (Marc DesRosiers-US PRESSWIRE). Michael Sauer hasn’t played a game for the Rangers since taking a clean Dion Phaneuf hit along the boards in December of last season. His absence had left the Rangers with a huge hole on the blue line until the recent acquisition of John Moore, but still leaves a physical hole that has yet to...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers Offended By Maple Leafs Showing Sauer Concussion Video to Pump Up Crowd

According to Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record, the Rangers organization was offended during Monday night’s first intermission at the Air Canada Centre when a video clip of Maple Leafs D Dion Phaneuf’s concussion-inducing hit on Michael Sauer was shown on the scoreboard. Apparently, before the hit was shown, the segment host, in a Maple Leafs’ jersey, asked the Air Canada...
Via NY Rangers Blog
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Sauer Will Continue to Be Sidelined If There's a Season

Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that if there's a NHL season Michael Sauer will continue to be sidelined the entire year with post concussion syndrome. Brooks adds that Sauer’s $1.25 million will included on the Rangers cap charge, unless they reach the $70.2 million ceiling and then they'll be able to replace it. ...awful news on Sauer to end the year...
Via NY Rangers Blog
December 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Torts on Sauer: Not at the beginning of the year

During John Tortorella’s Dog Walk yesterday morning, there was a special Q and A session with the coaching staff. One of the major questions was about the status of defenseman Michael Sauer, to which Torts responded the following: ”I don’t think you’ll see Michael.  Michael hasn’t responded that well—I’ll be quite honest—I do not think you’ll see him at the beginning...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

The enormous impact of Michael Sauer’s potential return

Recent reports from radio color commentator Dave Maloney and from Jess Rubenstein at The Prospect Park that Michael Sauer has made “tremendous progress” have added to what has been a spectacular late-July for the New York Rangers. Though Tim Erixon was a necessary piece to acquire Rick Nash, trading him left the Blueshirts woefully thin on the blueline.  The top-four of Ryan...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

What if Michael Sauer is able to return next season?

It’s a pretty good problem to have when one of the key reasons a stud defensive prospect could be hesitant to join your team is because he’s afraid he wouldn’t be able to supplant the club’s current top-four defensemen and play significant minutes. But the Rangers are so stacked with Dan Girardi, Ryan McDonagh, Marc Staal and Michael Del Zotto that coveted 21-year-old unrestricted...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Sauer Further From Returning than We Think?

It's been nearly two months since defenseman Michael Sauer has played a game for the New York Rangers, and it looks as if the 24-year-old sophomore isn't as close to returning to the lineup as we thought he was a week ago. Sauer was concussed back on December 5 in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, when Dion Phaneuf caught him along the boards with a thunderous blow...
Via The Rangers Tribune
January 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Michael Sauer Diagnosed with Concussion

The New York Rangers have announced that defenseman Michael Sauer is day-to-day with a concussion. Sauer caught a high hit to the head from Dion Phaneuf in the third period of Monday's 4-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. No other details have been released, so the severity of the concussion is unknown at the moment. Nevertheless, this is a big loss for the Rangers on defense...
Via The Rangers Tribune
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Sauer Concussion Deal Another Blow To Rangers Defense Corps

New York Rangers defenseman Michael Sauer took a vicious, clean hit from Dion Phaneuf of the Toronto Maple Leafs Monday night during the third period.  After no update yesterday, Rangers coach John Tortorella confirmed that Sauer did in fact suffer a concussion.  Sauer is currently listed as day-to-day, but would seem highly unlikely to go tomorrow against Tampa Bay. If Sauer...
Via Bleeding All Blue
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Sauer Expects to Play Tomorrow, New Lines, MSG Ready to Rock

As expected with Brendan Bell being assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the AHL yesterday, defenseman Michael Sauer (shoulder) fully anticipates to play in tomorrow's home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs, per the Daily News. Sauer has not been in the lineup since October 8 when the team went up against the Anaheim Ducks over in Europe.  With Marc Staal out and the...
Via The Rangers Tribune
October 26, 2011  |  Discuss
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