RANGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Returning Henrik Lundqvist: It’ll take time to get back in groove

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — It will be one more start for Antti Raanta, his eighth straight Saturday against the Kings in Los Angeles, before Henrik Lundqvist regains the net Sunday in Anaheim against the Ducks. “I feel good, but when you come back, you can’t expect to feel perfect right away,” Lundqvist said, referring to...
Via New York Post
2 hours ago

Dan Girardi back in lineup, on top pair

Per Larry Brooks, Dan Girardi is back in the lineup. He is practicing on the top pair with Ryan McDonagh. Marc Staal and Nick Holden are back together. Brady Skjei and Brendan Smith are the third pair. Adam Clendening and Steve Kampfer are the scratches. This is what we expected from Alain Vigneault, as disappointing […] The post Dan Girardi back in lineup, on top pair appeared...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
6 hours ago

Rangers in California: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Since Alain Vigneault became head coach of the New York Rangers before the 2013-14 season, the team’s annual three-game trek to California has been a mixed bag, with successes and failures varying wildly depending on the year. And that doesn’t even include the emotional tumult of losing three overtime games –including a pair in double OT — to the Los Angeles Kings at the...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 hours ago

Dan Girardi nominated for Masterton Trophy

Defenseman Dan Girardi has been nominated as the Rangers’ selection for the Masterton Trophy this year. The Masterton trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. Girardi is finally healthy this season after playing most of last year with a fractured […] The post...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
11 hours ago

If Rangers don’t learn from this rut, they’re toast in playoffs

LOS ANGELES — If the Rangers were going to encounter the type of malaise that’s marked much of the last month through which the club has won only five of 13 games (5-6-2), better now than in another three weeks, when such stupor will result in immediate expulsion from the playoffs. For as they begin...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Ty Ronning joins Wolf Pack on ATO

Ty Ronning, the Rangers’ 7th round pick in 2016, will be joining the Hartford Wolf Pack on an ATO for the rest of the season. Ronning wrapped up his fourth season in the WHL, finishing with a line of 25-28-53 in 68 games. That’s six goals off his totals from the prior year. The 5’9″, […] The post Ty Ronning joins Wolf Pack on ATO appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
1 day ago

WATCH: New York Islanders grab big rivalry win over New York Rangers at MSG

Alain Vigneault, Ryan McDonagh, and John Tavares meet the media after the New York Islanders beat the New York Rangers on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, 3-2.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

‘It tears at me’: Rick Nash opens up about source of his frustration

Rick Nash has been the Rangers’ best forward this season just as he has been the team’s best forward over the course of his five seasons on Broadway; the most diligent with and without the puck. But still, much of the national shine is off Nash, the marquee name who was bought to New York...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Rangers Still Have Decisions on Defense

Veteran defensemen Dan Girardi and Kevin Klein both are medically cleared to play and are practicing with the New York Rangers again after extended injury absences. Though neither will play Tuesday night in Newark against the Devils or Wednesday at Madison Square Garden against the Islanders, Girardi and Klein will be on the club’s trip later this week to California, and both should...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Balance Key to Rangers’ Success

Through the weekend, the New York Rangers sit comfortably in playoff position with a 45-24-3 record, good for 93 points. Even with a shaky blue line, the Rangers have still found ways to win the majority of their games. The main driving factor behind that has been their balanced scoring attack. Rangers’ Offense Evenly Spread The Rangers began the 2016-17 campaign on an absolute...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Wild lose to Rangers for worst slump of season

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Oscar Lindberg had a goal and an assist, Antti Raanta made 25 saves and the New York Rangers held on to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday night. Brady Skjei and Jimmy Vesey also scored for the Rangers, who are 7-1 in their last eight road games and have a league-high 26 victories away from home this season. Eric Staal and Matt Dumba scored for the Wild, who...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lindberg, Raanta lead Rangers past Wild 3-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Oscar Lindberg had a goal and an assist, Antti Raanta made 25 saves and the New York Rangers held on to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday night. Brady Skjei and Jimmy Vesey also scored for the Rangers, who are 7-1 in their last eight road games and have a league-high 26 victories away from home this season. Eric Staal and Matt Dumba scored for the Wild...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The NHL’s 2018 Winter Classic appears headed for the Mets’ Citi Field

The NHL’s annual tradition of playing outdoor games in football or baseball stadiums appears set to be renewed in 2018 with the next Winter Classic. It has been rumored for some time now that Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, could be in the running to host an outdoor game between the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres, and on Wednesday Newsday reported that a deal to make...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL reportedly has its eye on Mets' Citi Field for 2018 Winter Classic

Do you like apples?Well, Citi Field appears to be the frontrunner to land the NHL's Winter Classic next year. How do you like them apples?According to a report from Newsday, the Queens-based home of the Mets is likely to host hockey's marquee outdoor event in 2018, with the New York Rangers facing off against the Buffalo Sabres in January. A deal has yet to be finalized, but the...
Via FOX Sports
9 days ago

Rangers' Lundqvist out 2-3 weeks with lower-body injury

NEW YORK (AP) Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is out two to three weeks with a lower-body injury. The team announced the injury Saturday morning and recalled goaltender Magnus Hellberg from Hartford of the AHL on an emergency basis. Lundqvist played New York's entire game Tuesday against Florida and stopped 43 of 45 shots. Now he'll miss about six to 10 games because of this...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Rangers acquire Brendan Smith

The New York Rangers acquired Brendan Smith to help an ailing defensive unit that has several players dealing with injuries.
Via SNY
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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