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Wild recall Veilleux from Iowa, reassign Bickel

ST. PAUL, Minn. --€“ The Minnesota Wild announced on Thursday that the club has recalled forward Stephane Veilleux from Iowa of the American Hockey League. Minnesota also announced that it has reassigned defenseman Stu Bickel to Iowa. Veilleux, 32, has accumulated 12 penalty minutes and 10 shots in seven games with Iowa this season. The 6-foot-1, 199-pound Quebec native tallied...
Via Fox Sports North
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Former Gopher Goon Stu Bickel have a Chance of Making the Wild

<div style="background-color: white; color: #a7a7a7; display: inline-block; font-family: "Helvetica Neue",Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 11px; max-width: 594px; width: 100%;">#181165895 / gettyimages.comIf former Minnesota Gopher Goon Stu Bickel is going to make the Minnesota Wild out of training camp, it’s going to be as a fourth line punching bag.  You...
Via Goon's World
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Wild add three players, including Bickel, on two-way contracts

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild's first day of NHL free agency involved more than just high-scoring forward Thomas Vanek. But Minnesota wasn't getting involved in the bidding wars for big free agents, either. The Wild added depth to their organization, signing Stu Bickel and Brett Sutter to two-way contracts. Minnesota also signed junior defenseman Guillaume Gelinas...
Via Fox Sports North
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bickel, Mashinter, and Powe all clear waivers

Per Bob McKenzie, defensman Stu Bickel and forwards Darroll Powe and Brandon Mashinter all cleared waivers yesterday. The trio will be assigned to the Hartford Wolfpack of the AHL. All three were cut yesterday as part of the final round of cuts, but required waivers to be sent to the AHL. Tweet
Via Blue Seat Blogs
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Best case/worst case scenarios for Ranger defensemen and goalies in 2013

How good can Ryan McDonagh be? Defensemen Aaron Johnson Best case: Johnson is an adequate depth defender and is significantly better than Stu Bickel in spot duty. Worst case: Johnson is no better than Bickel and the Rangers are back where they were last year if top-six blueliners get hurt. Anton Stralman Best case: Stralman continues to be an unsung hero for the Blueshirts and finally...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Clowe, Powe Don't Travel to DC; Miller, Bickel Sent Home to Rest Wrists

Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that tonight's line-up will remain the same, as Marc Staal (eye), Ryane Clowe (undisclosed) and Darroll Powe (concussion) are out tonight. Leonard adds that neither Clowe nor Powe traveled with the team to Washington. ...never like to hear that two guys with possible concussions weren't able to fly. Usually means that the symptoms...
Via NY Rangers Blog
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Bickel, Miller sent home with injuries

Per Andrew Gross, defenseman Stu Bickel and forward J.T. Miller were sent home from the Rangers taxi squad for wrist injuries. This doesn’t have much of an effect on the Rangers, but neither Bickel nor Miller will be available as injury replacements. Tweet
Via Blue Seat Blogs
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers recall ten players for playoffs

As expected, the Rangers have recalled several players to serve as this year’s “taxi squad” for the playoffs. With the Connecticut Whale out of the playoffs, the Rangers were able to recall ten players: Goalies: Cam Talbot, Jason Missiaen Defensemen: Stu Bickel, Dylan McIlrath Forwards: Ryan Bourque, Micheal Haley, Brandon Mashinter, J.T. Miller, Brandon Segal, Christian Thomas...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Bickel clears waivers, unhappy with treatment

As expected, Stu Bickel cleared waivers and will be sent to the Connecticut Whale in the AHL for tonight’s game. Bickel was not happy with the way he was treated, as Andrew Gross has some interesting quotes: “It is what it is,” Bickel said. “It’s been tough for me to get an opportunity to play any minutes on the backend to develop some confidence.” … “I came up last...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Bickel Clears Waivers, Will Play for Whale Today

NYR Stu Bickel clears waivers. Will play for CT today. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 24, 2013 ...i know Bickel struggled mightily this season, but I'm happy to see he cleared. He's still fairly young and as we've seen this year, toughness is an important part of any line-up. And if you don't remember, he was actually pretty good for the Rangers...
Via NY Rangers Blog
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

A deeper look into the roster moves from this weekend

Paul Bereswill/Getty Images The Rangers were busy this weekend, waiving both Jeff Halpern and Stu Bickel and recalling Kris Newbury from Connecticut. The three moves are, for all intents and purposes, minor moves. But these moves triggered a wide variety of questioning, celebrating, and rumormongering. It was actually very interesting to read all of the speculation Twitter, which...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Montreal claims Halpern (Update: Stu Bickel on waivers)

Update: Per Elliotte Friedman, the Rangers have placed Stu Bickel on waivers. If/when he clears, the Rangers will have cleared $1.45 million in cap space in waiving Bickel and Halpern. Original Post: Per Larry Brooks, the Montreal Canadiens have claimed Jeff Halpern off waivers from the Rangers. Halpern was waived yesterday to make room for Arron Asham’s return to the lineup. Losing...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

It’s time to put an end to the Stu Bickel era

A microcosm of Bickel’s last year in blue. When Stu Bickel came to the Rangers as a midseason call up last season, he made a lasting impression on the team, the coaching staff, and the fans. He played with that edge that the Rangers lacked since Michael Sauer went down with his concussion. But, we started seeing some questionable aspects about his game, and it started affecting...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers recall Micheal Haley

The Rangers have recalled forward Micheal Haley for tonight’s game against the Flyers. This is for one of two reasons: 1) Brad Richards cannot go tonight, or 2) Haley will replace Stu Bickel in the lineup to provide better skating without losing that edge. In 56 games in the AHL with Connecticut this year, Haley has a line of 9-12-21 with 158 PIMs. Tweet
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Eminger, Bickel In; Gilroy, Asham Out

Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that Steve Eminger will remain in the line-up as the six defenseman, while Stu Bickel will skate on the fourth line. Arron Asham (back spasms) will miss his fifth straight game, while Matt Gilroy will sit for the second game in a row. ...right now I think this is the Rangers strongest line-up. Skill and toughness. I'd be confident...
Via NY Rangers Blog
March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Could McIlrath be rushed to New York?

Time for McIlrath to put the sweater on? (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) With the injuries mounting in New York and the likes of Stu Bickel and Steve Eminger clearly not enjoying the trust of John Tortorella, could we see first round pick and great white hope, Dylan McIlrath rushed to New York? With a nickname like the Undertaker and a (listed) 6-5, 220 lb frame, McIlrath has...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers Don't Reveal Lineup

Torts will not reveal #NYR lineup for tonight after morning skate...all Blueshirts took part in skate, w/Stu Bickel wearing forward jersey — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 21, 2013 Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record adds that Brandon Mashinter is likely back in the line-up and that the final line-up spot will be between Arron Asham (who had a maintenance day yesterday...
Via NY Rangers Blog
February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Torts Gaining Confidence in Fourth Line

Last week the Rangers fourth line was a mixed bag of players such as Mike Rupp, Stu Bickel, Benn Ferriero and Brian Boyle. And it really didn't matter what the combination was because John Tortorella only gave them four minutes of ice time a night anyway. But since the Rupp trade and the Miller call-up, a dependable fourth line has emerged and Torts seems to be gaining confidence...
Via NY Rangers Blog
February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Dan Girardi’s absence heightens need for defensive depth

Girardi’s injury really heightens the depth hole. With Dan Girardi out for his second straight game, the Rangers deployed the bottom pairing of Steve Eminger and Matt Gilroy against the Islanders. Against the Devils, it was Gilroy paired with Stu Bickel. Suffice it to say, that bottom pairing not only isn’t scaring people, it’s a legitimate concern and liability on the ice...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Gilroy on D; Bickel on F; Cally & Kreider Talk Injuries

Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that Matt Gilroy will make his 2013 season debut on the final defensive pair with Anton Stralman tonight vs. the Penguins. This move means that Stu Bickel will be moved up to play on the fourth line and Steve Eminger will again be a healthy scratch. ...welp, had to figure Gilroy would get a shot eventually and with the high scoring Pens...
Via NY Rangers Blog
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Bickel the whipping boy, Sully and the powerplay

(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) Two questions for this week’s mailbag, both stemming from posts this week. Q: Why the hate for Bickel? You tweeted he’s probably the whipping boy, but I don’t know why you feel that way. Yes, I did tweet that Stu Bickel is likely to be the whipping boy this year. But to be clear, we don’t necessarily agree with having any one particular whipping...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers Stu Bickel vs. Flyers Tom Sestito

As a Boston Bruins hockey fan, this is one fight that I was very happy to see. In my opinion, Tom Sestito is waste of skin and if the Flyers want waste roster spot on this guy more power to him. Making a case for Stu Bickel, at least he can be used in the third defensive paring if need be. Lastly, in this case, I am glad that the fourth line forward Sestito was able to pull off...
Via Goon's World
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Kreider, Asham, Gilroy Out; Newbury, Bickel, Eminger In

With Gilroy, Asham and Kreider scratched, Steve Eminger will play 2nd straight game on defense and Stu Bickel will play on fourth line again — Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) January 24, 2013 Jim Cerny at newyorkrangers.com adds that Kris Newbury will also be in the line-up. ...i know with a shortened season, it's hard to give Kreider too long of a leash to figure...
Via NY Rangers Blog
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

The Alternatives (or lack of)

Do you own a pair of skates? Give Glen a call, you could be of help! Yesterday we discussed how the Rangers may eventually look outside of the organisation for help on the blueline. Unless you think Stu Bickel, Matt Gilroy or Steve Eminger are the answer then it’s perhaps inevitable that the Rangers are on the lookout. Of course, this is assuming that team brass do not want Girardi...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Practice Notes: Kreider Back, Asham Out & Bickel at Forward

Katie Strang at ESPN NY says Rangers fans can breath easy as Chris Kreider returned to practice today after suffering a jaw injury from the hit he absorbed from Brooks Orpik in the closing minute of Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Penguins. Strang adds that Kreider suffered a spasm to his TMJ joint after the hit. In other news from practice, Arron Asham did not participate...
Via NY Rangers Blog
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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