Rangers Rumors & News

  • Buchnevich to return for Rangers against Senators

    NHL.com "Pavel Buchnevich will return to the New York Rangers lineup Saturday against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre (2 p.m. ET; TVAS, TSN5, MSG, NHL.TV). The forward has been sidelined with concussion symptoms. He was injured by a hit from Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner..." February 16

  • Rangers GM: We won't burn 1st year off any contracts

    New York Post "Prioritizing the future over the present isn’t only about making moves leading into the trade deadline. It means protecting the contract status of 2017 first-round draft selections Lias Andersson and Filip Chytil, as well. “We are not going to burn the first year off any contracts,” general..." February 16

  • New York Rangers More Interested In Adding Players Than Picks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When the New York Rangers openly admitted to fans that the team would undergo large changes as they look to tear down and then rebuild their roster, they made it quite clear what they were after. In a letter from Glen Sather and Jeff Gorton, the team claimed to be “focused on adding young,..." February 16

  • Interest In Rick Nash From Several Teams

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Frank Seravalli released an update to his Trade Bait board, and Rick Nash has taken over the top spot. Evander Kane had been there for the entire season, but with the New York Rangers obvious position as sellers, Nash has become the prize of the trade deadline. Seravalli reports that more..." February 15

  • How quickly can the Rangers get back to where they want to be?

    SNY TV "Larry Brooks wrote in the NY Post that, besides Henrik Lundqvist, the Rangers are expected to hang onto Chris Kreider, Kevin Shattenkirk and Pavel Buchnevich. He says that they will probably keep Brady Skjei, Jimmy Vesey, Mika Zibanejad and, if he is healthy, Marc Staal. " February 15

  • The Rangers are looking for a first round pick for Grabner

    SNY TV "Pierre LeBrun writes that Grabner might be generating the most interest from teams around the league because of his cap hit and production. (The Athletic) LeBrun wonders if the Rangers would be able to get a low first round pick in exchange for Grabner." February 14

  • Kreider Returns to Practice for First Time Since Blood Clot

    NHL.com "Chris Kreider was always grateful for the opportunity to play the game he loves for a living. But those feelings are a little fuller following a blood clot that has sidelined him since Dec. 27 and that required surgery to repair. Early on following the clot's discovery and ultimate remedy, the..." February 14

  • NHL trade rumors: Possible landing spots for Rangers' Rick Nash?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The 2018 NHL trade deadline is less than two weeks away. With the 3 p.m. deadline on Feb. 26 quickly approaching, rumors and trade talk continue to heat up, and the action will continue to grow leading up to the deadline. Here are NHL trade rumors from around the league for Wednesday, Feb. 14,..." February 14

  • Nashville Predators “All In” On Rick Nash

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In his latest 31 Thoughts column for Sportsnet, venerable hockey insider Elliotte Friedman confirms what has been rumored for the last few weeks: the Nashville Predators are going hard after Rick Nash. Friedman states that the Predators are “all in” on the New York Rangers forward, but wonders if..." February 13

  • Report: Bruins among teams 'in' on Rangers winger Rick Nash

    WEEI Boston "Count the Bruins as one of the teams 'in' on Rangers winger Rick Nash, according to Larry Brooks of The New York Post. This word comes on the heels of the Rangers asking the 33-year-old Nash to submit a 12-team list of teams he'd prefer to land with via trade before the league's Feb. 26 trade..." February 13

  • Maple Leafs are on Nash’s 12-team trade list

    TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs may be a long shot to land Rick Nash, but they are one of the 12 teams on the New York Rangers winger’s approved trade list, TSN confirmed on Monday. Nash, perhaps now the most sought-after player ahead of the Feb. 26 trade deadline with the Rangers’ imminent sell-off,..." February 13

  • Rangers targets take over the rumor mill as deadline nears

    Sporting News "With the NHL's Feb. 26 trade deadline less than two weeks away, the Rangers are dominating the rumor mill. The club's admission last week in a statement to their fans indicating changes were coming fueled speculation over their potential moves leading up to deadline day. Most of the trade..." February 13

  • Rangers defenseman Steven Kampfer fractures hand

    The Fantasy Doctors "New York Rangers defenseman Steven Kampfer has suffered a fractured hand and will miss extended time. Four to six weeks is a reasonable timeline. " February 13

  • Why Rangers’ McDonagh is worth steep trade price

    Pro Hockey Talk "During this weekend’s Saturday Headlines segment on Sportsnet, Elliotte Friedman noted that the Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins might rank as frontrunners for New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh. That mention constituted just a tiny portion of the segment, as players’ names were batted..." February 13

  • Is Mikhail Sergachev the price for Ryan McDonagh?

    SNY TV "Renaud Lavoie cites several sources saying that Tampa Bay "would have a strong interest" in Ryan McDonagh but that the price would be 19-year old defenseman Mikhail Sergachev. (Journal de Montreal) Lavoie notes that the Lightning do have "several young players" that could be of interest to the..." February 12

  • Rangers' Pavelec out 2-3 weeks with sprained MCL

    New York Daily News "Rangers backup goaltender Ondrej Pavelec was diagnosed with a sprained MCL and will be out for two-to-three weeks, according to the team. Pavelec started Friday's game against Calgary but left after the first period with the knee injury. He underwent an MRI Saturday. Alexandar Georgiev was..." February 11

  • Predators leading charge in Rick Nash trade pursuit

    Sportsnet "The Nashville Predators are leading the charge in interest for forward Rick Nash and also seem to covet defenceman Mike Green, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos. Nash has been a hot topic in recent days with trade rumours swirling fiercely around the New York Rangers right winger. He..." February 11

  • Rick Nash would accept trade to playoff-bound Canadian team

    New York Post "Rick Nash’s 12-team approved trade list cuts across the border and could be expanded upon further review, No. 61 told Slap Shots on Saturday. “I included the teams that I think have the best chance of winning the Stanley Cup and are also places I think would be good for my family,” the..." February 11

  • Vigneault: Rangers out of playoff picture due to inconsistent goaltending

    New York Post "This was as demonstrative as Alain Vigneault has been all season. The Rangers coach was emotional and finally voicing it just hours before his team took on the Flames at the Garden on Friday night. On Thursday, team president Glen Sather and general manager Jeff Gorton announced to the hockey..." February 09

  • New York Rangers Swap Brendan Smith, John Gilmour

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After clearing waivers, the New York Rangers have officially assigned Brendan Smith to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL. Despite already recalling Neal Pionk yesterday to fill the roster spot, the team has also recalled defenseman John Gilmour. Though they don’t actually have Marc Staal listed..." February 09

  • Rangers deserve credit for being realistic about rebuilding, but now they have to get it right

    New York Daily News "Credit is due to Rangers brass for being honest about the franchise’s current circumstances and displaying transparency Thursday by conveying to their fan base that a rebuild is imminent, even if it means familiar and beloved faces being shipped out. Recognizing the need for significant changes is..." February 09

  • Rangers tops in gear sales with upstart Golden Knights No. 4

    ESPN "The Vegas Golden Knights have been the story of the NHL this season, as the expansion team has the best record in the Western Conference. They've also been the story off the ice, as Golden Knights gear has sold briskly in Las Vegas and around the rest of the hockey world. But despite this mania..." February 08

  • Rangers officially make their $17 million splash a bust

    New York Post "It turned out to be a $17.4 million bust. Brendan Smith, the defenseman who signed a four-year deal with the Rangers on an annual salary-cap hit of $4.35 million this summer, was placed on waivers Thursday. The other 30 teams in the league have a chance to claim him before noon Friday, and if..." February 08

  • Most intriguing sellers as NHL trade deadline approaches

    Yardbarker "The closer the NHL trade deadline gets, the more hype there is surrounding the big-name players rumored to be on the move. These few players garner so much attention that it becomes easy to turn a blind eye to teams that could be set for major face-lifts. There has been talk for a couple months..." February 08

  • Rumored Rick Nash interest risky for Sharks

    NBC Sports Bay Area "In case it was not yet clear, Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to the Avalanche reiterated a fundamental fact about the Sharks: Scoring is an issue. They won’t face Jonathan Bernier every game, but they’re not going to score five goals per game, either, as they did 13 days ago against the Rangers. San Jose..." February 08

  • Asking price high for Rangers' Rick Nash

    Yardbarker "When it broke earlier this season that the Buffalo Sabres were looking for three if not four assets in exchange for Evander Kane, many people scoffed at the idea. How would a players signed only for the rest of this season be worth that much, regardless of how skilled he was? Well that price..." February 07

  • The Rangers’ mistakes that are hastening the end of an era

    New York Post "The Rangers are operating in past present tense, even if they are just three points out of a wild-card berth according to the standings that surely are an optical illusion. For in losing six of their last seven and going 3-9 in their last 12 for the Blueshirts’ least productive dozen-game..." February 07

  • Rangers, Islanders face different priorities at trade deadline

    Sporting News "The Rangers are moving closer to becoming sellers before the Feb. 26 trade deadline. Reports emerged Monday indicating veteran winger Rick Nash submitted his 18-team no-trade list. Over the weekend, the New York Post's Larry Brooks reported the Rangers were willing to absorb up to half of the..." February 06

  • Rick Nash Submits No-Trade List To New York Rangers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It has been expected for some time that Rick Nash would be dealt at the trade deadline, the only question was where. Now, according to Bob McKenzie of TSN, the New York Rangers have some idea of where they can send their pending unrestricted free agent, as they’ve asked him to submit his 18-team..." February 05

  • Rangers' Marc Staal: Leaves game with injury

    CBS Sports "Staal left Saturday's game against the Predators with an upper-body injury and did not return. Though Staal is getting the "upper body" designation, he left the game after taking a big hit in the head from Alexei Emelin. " February 04

  • Predators' Forsberg to have hearing for interference on Rangers' Vesey

    Tennessean "Predators forward Filip Forsberg will have a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety on Sunday as a result of interference against Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey on Saturday. As Vesey, a former Predators prospect, wheeled behind the Rangers' net during the second period of Nashville's..." February 04

  • Pavel Buchnevich Suffers Concussion, Out Indefinitely

    Pro Football Rumors "Not only did the New York Rangers limp out of Madison Square Garden after taking a 4-0 pummeling last night, but they’ll be without young forward Pavel Buchnevich for the immediate future. According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Buchnevich suffered a concussion during the game and is out..." February 02

  • Henrik Lundqvist committed to Rangers, rebuild or not: 'Whatever path they take, I'm in'

    Sporting News "The Rangers are at a crossroads. January was a lost month. February is off to an inauspicious start following a 4-0 drubbing by the Maple Leafs Thursday. And as injuries mount and greater forces in the Metropolitan Division flex their might, it seems likely the Blueshirts brass may decide to cut..." February 02

  • Trade talk bombards Rangers as they face Maple Leafs

    Sportsnet "They say it’s the worst spot to be this time of year. Not perceptibly awful enough to sell your wares and boost your lottery odds. Not good enough to be considered a legitimate threat to lift that pretty silver thing. The New York Rangers have enjoyed a run of seven consecutive playoff..." February 01

  • Henrik Lundqvist still angry about losing out on another Olympic moment

    New York Daily News "Henrik Lundqvist was one of the most outspoken players last April when the NHL announced it would not send its players to this year’s Olympics in Pyeongchang, voicing his displeasure about the “missed opportunity” to showcase hockey’s best players on a global stage, an experience NHL players have..." February 01

  • Rangers have playoff number to hit — and it’s not impossible

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, who hit the top of the stretch a nose out of a playoff spot with 32 games to go beginning with Thursday’s match at the Garden against the Maple Leafs: 1. Based on point-per-game numbers, the Penguins project as the conference’s second wild-card spot with 92 points, but..." January 30

  • McDonagh, Nash, Zuccarello: The Rangers are going to blow it all up

    New York Post "There is no ambivalence within management. The Blueshirts, we’re told, view the Feb. 26 trade deadline as a unique opportunity to refresh the roster and replenish the organization, regardless of where the club stands in relation to a playoff spot. The mandate, approved (if not established) in..." January 26

  • Rangers claim Cody McLeod off waivers from Nashville

    SNY TV " The Rangers have announced that they have claimed Cody McLeod off waivers from the Predators. McLeod, 33, has been a healthy scratch for Nashville since 1/2 and has only played 6 games since 11/22." January 25

  • Rangers’ fear that could sink season is coming true

    New York Post "This seemed inevitable, the time when the weight of an entire team resting on the shoulders of Henrik Lundqvist was just going to be too much. Eventually, all those nights of heavy lifting were going to catch up, and what happened to the Rangers on Tuesday in Anaheim was something they had to see..." January 25

  • NHL announces details of 2018 All-Star Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "We know who’s going to Tampa this week for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, and now we know what events will make up this year’s Skills Competition. On Saturday night (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN), there will be six events focusing on individuality, with the winning player taking home $25,000 for each victory...." January 23

  • How Tony DeAngelo has played since being called up

    SNY TV "In two games since being called up, Anthony DeAngelo has one assist and a minus two rating. In those two games, DeAngelo has played: Colorado: 15:29, 2 shots on goal, 4 hits, 4 blocked shots (5:16 in the first, 5:39 in the second, 4:34 in the third) LA: 19:17, 1 shot that missed the..." January 22

  • Writhing Henrik Lundqvist underscores how fast this can turn

    New York Post "This was a hold-your-breath moment, the kind of instance that really would have put the Rangers’ entire season in jeopardy. There was Henrik Lundqvist on Saturday afternoon in Denver, down on the ice and writhing in pain. His teammate, Brady Skjei, had just lost an edge and went barreling into..." January 22

  • Rangers lose Kevin Shattenkirk indefinitely to torn meniscus

    New York Post "The Rangers’ depleted defense corps got more bad news Friday. Marquee free agent addition Kevin Shattenkirk will have surgery on Monday to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, the club announced. He is out indefinitely. The 28-year-old defenseman has been playing through the tear all season,..." January 19

  • Rick Nash shows Rangers he still has what they desperately need

    New York Post "It wasn’t a coincidence that the Rangers’ best performance in weeks coincided with one of Rick Nash’s most productive performances of the season. There was a connection between the eight-time 30-goal scorer snapping his 12-game scoring drought and his team responding in kind to seeing their top..." January 18

  • Marc Staal exits with hip-flexor injury

    New York Post "One defenseman back, and another gone. As captain Ryan McDonagh returned from a one-game absence because of back spasms in Tuesday night’s resounding 5-1 victory over the Flyers, the Rangers also lost Marc Staal at the start of the third period to a hip-flexor injury. Coach Alain Vigneault..." January 17

  • How Rangers tried to reassure, fix Shattenkirk during sit-down

    New York Post "It had only been 43 games into a four-year contract, so maybe it was a little early to make sweeping judgments about Kevin Shattenkirk’s time with the Rangers. But 43 games was also a good sample size to know that Shattenkirk was not giving the Blueshirts exactly what they expected when they..." January 15

  • Where the Rangers might be in regards to potential trades

    SNY TV "On Hockey Night in Canada, Elliotte Friedman said "the Rangers in a playoff spot but got lit up by Matt Barzal and the Islanders earlier today, I think the Rangers are starting to look and say 'are there other moves that we can make, similar to the one with Derek Stepan and Arizona at last years..." January 14

  • What should the Rangers do with Rick Nash around the deadline?

    SNY TV "Larry Brooks writes that Jeff Gorton should be in "aggressive listening mode" on Rick Nash when it comes to the trade deadline. (NY Post) Brooks says that when it comes to a price for Nash "nothing less than a first-rounder would do" but that since Nash is a UFA this summer, Gorton should also..." January 12

  • Rangers shouldn’t let winning fool them at trade deadline

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, a bubble team in a bubble league: 1. It is just about impossible to find anyone in hockey who believes that Jim Dolan would authorize the Blueshirts to be sellers approaching the Feb. 26 trade deadline and thus jeopardize playoff gates that are far from a sure thing..." January 10

  • The point being made by these curious Rangers benchings

    New York Post "There is very little reason to lose composure over the fact that coach Alain Vigneault decided second-year winger Pavel Buchnevich was the correct player to sit in the final game before the five-day bye week, a 2-1 loss to the Western Conference-leading Golden Knights out here on Sunday..." January 09