ESPN New York "New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello was knocked out of Game 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night at Madison Square Garden and did not return. The diminutive Norwegian winger was hit in the face by teammate Ryan McDonagh's slap shot during the first period and left the Rangers'..." April 25
New York Post "This is not the ultimate goal, not even by a long shot. But, boy, what a high to take with the Rangers as they move on and advance yet again. Dom Moore bounced around in the corner like an untouchable pinball. He found Carl Hagelin, who turned at the right dot, and shot. Goalie Marc-Andre..." April 25
AV told media at MSG that D Kevin Klein, who will not play again, has not had a setback but bone is taking longer to heal than was expected.
ESPN New York "Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein appears to be nearing a return as the Blueshirts look to close out their first-round series in Game 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said Thursday that Klein was "50-50" in terms of his..." April 24
Vigneault said Yandle and Zuccarello are "in" for Game 5. "Klein is 50-50."
New York Post "The Rangers are on the verge of getting themselves into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and they’ve done so without putting their best game on the ice. So what’s that say about their chances of playing hockey deep into the summer? The hero in Game 4 on Wednesday night at Consol..." April 23
#NYR Derick Brassard on Rangers' 3-1 series lead: "We're not really playing our best right now, so we can't be too comfortable."
North Jersey "It had been an efficient, almost clinical defensive performance, up to a point. But even the Penguins’ third-period push and the late-game scrambles around the crease could not take away from the overall improved Rangers effort. “We wanted to come back with a good effort after a tough Game 2..." April 21
#Rangers Keith Yandle is not feeling well but will play tonight, coach Alain Vigneault told reporters in Pittsburgh.
Pro Hockey Talk "One of the NHL’s more colorful characters is stepping away from the game. Ville Nieminen, who appeared in 385 career games with Colorado, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Calgary, San Jose, St. Louis and the New York Rangers, announced his retirement over the weekend after playing his final game in the..." April 20
New York Daily News "The Rangers canceled Sunday’s scheduled practice, and since Alain Vigneault wants injured defenseman Kevin Klein to practice at least once before playing, that should rule him out for Game 3. Klein (broken left forearm) did not use his left arm much in his grueling, solo Saturday morning skate..." April 19
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Things are different when you're widely regarded as the best player in the world. The standards are different. Higher. Sometimes, unreasonable. But every now and then, like in the Penguins' 4-3 victory against the New York Rangers Saturday night in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference..." April 19
NYR having an optional morning skate. Klein skated, but he won't play. Vigneault says he needs at least one full practice before playing.
New York Post "Anyway they come at this time of year, right? Well, the Rangers put that mantra to the test on Thursday night, making hard work of Game 1 of their first-round playoff series with a gritty 2-1 win over the Penguins at the Garden, at least getting their postseason off on the right foot. “It’s the..." April 17
#NYR d-man Marc Staal says it felt good to be back on the ice today and he'll be good to go in Game One Thursday
New York Post "Marc Staal, who missed the final two games of the regular season with an undisclosed issue, said he would be good to go Thursday for Game 1 of the Rangers’ opening-round playoff series against the Penguins. “I’ll be on for practice Tuesday,” the defenseman said following a 4-2 victory over the..." April 12
New York Post "So now it is history, this regular season in which the Rangers made franchise history. And now the Rangers begin again on Thursday at the Garden in Game 1 of the first round against the Penguins, following Saturday afternoon’s 4-2 victory over the Capitals that concluded a season in which the..." April 12
Ottawa Citizen "With one game left to play, the Senators are where they need to be. Among the top eight of the NHL east. “We just want to get in,” said winger Clarke MacArthur of the Senators’ push toward a playoff position. “That’s all we’re thinking of here.” For the second time since this..." April 10
Sportsnet.ca "Martin St. Louis has already bagged his 11th 20-goal NHL season and has every intention of going for a 12th. “What else would I be if I wasn’t a hockey player? I have no clue,” the 40-year-old told Larry Brooks of the New York Post. “It’s all I know. It’s all I want to be.” St. Louis..." April 10
New York Post "You could hear the collective sucking in of breath, and just a minute later, the long and exhaustive sigh of relief. With 6:16 remaining in the first period of the Rangers’ 3-0 loss to the Senators at the Garden Thursday, franchise cornerstone goaltender Henrik Lundqvist went down to the ice in..." April 10
New York Post "It’s hard to think Kevin Hayes ever was, or ever will be, short on confidence. But even the Rangers’ breakout rookie center couldn’t have guessed what has transpired this season, him being an integral piece of a team that just won the Presidents’ Trophy as the best in the regular..." April 09
CSN New England "The Bruins weren’t expecting any help from other Eastern Conference teams in their hunt for a playoff spot and they are certainly not getting any. While the B’s are readying for a must win against a Florida Panthers team they effectively eliminated from playoff contention last week, the Ottawa..." April 09
New York Post "It’s been self-evident for a while, but now that the Rangers can officially call themselves the best team in the NHL through the whole of a six-month regular season, they can’t avoid the fact the most important achievements are yet to come. “I’m very proud of our group, but we all know that..." April 08
CBSSports.com "The New York Rangers surprised quite a few people last season when they made a run to the Stanley Cup Final after finishing the regular season with the 12th best record in the league. If they make another postseason run this season, it won't be as big of a surprise. With their 4-2 win in New..." April 08
New York Post "There were 55 seconds to go in the third, the Rangers were pressing for the tying goal against a Blue Jackets team that had outplayed them much of the night, and there, alone in front, of all people, was Dan Girardi. Girardi, who had sniped one top shelf from in close against Sergei Bobrovsky..." April 07
Sportsnet.ca "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07
North Jersey "Defenseman Kevin Klein, who missed his 12th game since breaking his left arm March 11 at Washington, has resumed skating on his own but may not return to the Rangers’ lineup prior to the start of the postseason. "I know he’ll meet the doctors at some point this week and I believe Wednesday is a..." April 05
Deadspin.com "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05
Winnipeg Sun "Jets head coach Paul Maurice has accepted the four-game suspension given to defenceman Dustin Byfuglien, although he doesn't believe there was any malicious intent from his star blue-liner when he cross checked prone Rangers forward J.T. Miller in the back of the neck on Tuesday night. Nor does..." April 04
New York Post "There are multiple division winners every year, and most of them are forgotten soon enough unless a Stanley Cup championship follows. But finishing a season in first place means something. It is an achievement. And this is exactly what the Rangers achieved with their gritty 3-2 victory over the..." April 03
New York Post "Ryan McDonagh has come back home again to this twin city in which he was born, raised, grew up and was married. He has come back home as a Ranger for Thursday night’s match against the Wild, the opportunity to play in front of family and long-time friends, “still something special,” as he said..." April 02
New York Post "This represented more than a single victory for the Rangers. This represented the night on which Henrik Lundqvist, in his second game in nets following a nearly eight-week absence, looked like Henrik Lundqvist. “I felt like Henrik Lundqvist,” The King told The Post after this 3-2 victory..." April 01
Expectation from St. Louis and Vigneault is that winger will return from knee injury Thursday in Minny. First full practice tomorrow.
Both Marty St. Louis and Vigneault confirm St. Louis will make his return from a sprained right MCL tomorrow night here in Minnesota.
New York Post "Barring an unforeseen development, Martin St. Louis should return to the Rangers’ lineup Thursday night against the Wild in Minneapolis. St. Louis has missed eight games, including Tuesday’s 3-2 victory over the Jets, with the MCL sprain he suffered late in the March 15 Garden match against the..." April 01
Minnesota junior D Brady Skjei (Lakeville, MN) has signed with the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack. Skjei was the NY Rangers' 1st rd pick in 2012.
Sportsnet.ca "A warrant for the arrest of former NHL player Andre Deveaux has been issued by Swedish authorities following his vicious on-ice attack of an opponent prior to playoff game, according to a Reuters report. Deveaux’s Rogle BK, based out of Angelholm, was set to face Vasteras IK in second-tier..." March 31
CSN Washington "Jason Chimera’s voice was a little hoarse as he addressed the media inside the visiting locker room of Madison Square Garden early Sunday evening. Maybe it was from all the screaming he did on the ice while celebrating his back-to-back, game-turning, perhaps season-saving goals in a 5-2 win..." March 30
New York Post " The Rangers are hopeful they will be able to get 2012 first-round pick Brady Skjei under contract and into Hartford as soon as possible, sources have told The Post. The Minnesota junior defenseman’s season ended with the Gophers’ NCAA regional semifinal defeat to Minnesota-Duluth on Friday." March 29
ESPN.com "New York Rangers forward Tanner Glass has been fined $3,897.85 for butt-ending Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid, the NHL announced. After the final buzzer of Boston's 4-2 win Saturday at TD Garden, Glass was assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct for hitting McQuaid in the face with the..." March 29
New York Post "The Rangers are in, they’re on top, and the goalie is on his way back. Seems pretty good, no? The Blueshirts made ground beef out of Andrew Hammond, the Senators’ rookie sensation netminder nicknamed “The Hamburglar,” en route to a 5-1 win on Thursday night at Canadian Tire Center in..." March 27
New York Post "It seems that at this point, it’s going to be very difficult to keep Henrik Lundqvist out of the Rangers’ nets for Saturday 1 p.m. start against the Bruins in Boston. The franchise netminder backed up Cam Talbot on Thursday night in Ottawa, the next step on his road to recovery from a sprained..." March 27
Newsday "Henrik Lundqvist, who will be on the bench to back up Cam Talbot on Thursday night against the Senators, knows he'll get a long-awaited start during the weekend. "I'm getting real excited to play," said Lundqvist, who officially was removed from the Rangers' long-term injured reserve Thursday..." March 26
Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26
Newsday "Marty St. Louis, sidelined with a sprained MCL in his right knee, skated Thursday for the first time since the March 15th injury and was pleased with the progress in his rehab. But the initial estimate of how much time he might miss -- 10 to 14 days -- was too short. "My next step is to see..." March 26
TSN.ca "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26
Jewels From The Crown "In their first game back in Madison Square Garden since last year's Stanley Cup Final, the Kings took care of business, breezing by the Rangers 4-2. They remain out of the playoffs, however, as idle Calgary holds the tiebreaker. The New York Rangers scored the first goal--in the first minute,..." March 25
CBSSports.com "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25