Rangers Rumors & News

  • Goalie duel goes to Price over Lundqvist, 1-0

    Montreal Gazette "Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said Carey Price and Henrik Lundqvist were two of the best goaltenders in the NHL and they lived up to that billing Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. They each pitched a shutout for more than 55 minutes before Max Pacioretty put a shot through Lundqvist’s pads..." January 30

  • Lundqvist on Deflategate: I would notice changes to my gear

    New York Post "Henrik Lundqvist isn’t exactly a football expert, but he knows about equipment. And the Rangers goalie finds it difficult to believe no one on the Patriots could tell if the balls they were using were deflated. “I’ve read about it,” Lundqvist said of Deflategate. He insisted Wednesday if any..." January 29

  • It’s undeniable: Islanders are the best team in New York

    New York Post "If the Eastern Conference-leading Islanders provide a measuring stick for the also-running Rangers, then the Blueshirts came up about as small Tuesday night at the Coliseum as the meteorologists around these parts whose predictions of an historic blizzard panicked the populace. Came up about as..." January 28

  • Why the NHL's most hated players are never going away

    CBSSports.com "They tend to be some of the most hated players in the NHL, and when they inevitably do something reckless you probably want them out of the league. They are the guys that spend their time skating along the fine line between "playing with an edge," and playing dirty. On occasion, they will jump..." January 28

  • Rangers-Islanders imperiled by blizzard crushing New York

    New York Post "Tuesday night’s scheduled mid-winter Rangers-Islanders showdown at Nassau Coliseum remains on the docket even as a potential record-breaking blizzard is forecast for the New York area. “[It is] possible [the NHL could announce a postponement on Monday], but there is no set deadline or time..." January 27

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    There's been no word from either team or NHL yet about Tuesday. Won't be anything until tomorrow at the earliest.

  • How Rick Nash got his scoring groove back for the NY Rangers

    New York Daily News "Maybe if Rick Nash did not have his shot at an open net blocked by Kings defenseman Slava Voynov’s stick in double overtime of Game 5 last June at Staples Center Alain Vigneault would be behind the bench at this weekend’s NHL All-Star Game in Columbus, as the coach of the reigning Stanley Cup..." January 24

  • Crosby, Stamkos top picks in NHL.com All-Star draft

    NHL.com "The stars of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus will conduct a fantasy draft Friday to create teams for a real game to be played Sunday. We here at NHL.com decided to get into the spirit by conducting our own All-Star fantasy draft. Dan Rosen played the role of Jonathan Toews; Corey..." January 22

  • Rangers sneak by Senators in OT

    New York Post "There is always room for improvement, and this getaway game before the All-Star break had quite a few points to be brought up after the Rangers return from a week-long hiatus. But the underlying truth remained as it has been over the past six weeks: The Blueshirts are just continuing to find ways..." January 21

  • Rick Nash can’t be stopped as Rangers stomp Penguins

    New York Post "And in the blink of an eye, the Rangers’ two-game losing streak is now a two-game winning streak in the wake of Sunday afternoon’s 5-2 victory over the Penguins that followed Friday night’s 2-1 triumph in Columbus. “You’re not going to win every hockey game, but we wanted to grab hold of it as..." January 19

  • Rangers’ Vigneault calls for more from McDonagh-Girardi

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers face an interesting test in the Pittsburgh Penguins on NBC this afternoon, and it sounds like head coach Alain Vigneault will be especially interested to track the progress of key defensive pairing Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi. Vigneault called out McDonagh and Girardi in..." January 18

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    Pat Leonard @PLeonardNYDN

    Marc Staal's contract is done. Wait 4 #NYR official release. Report of 6yrs, $34.2M ($5.7per), 3yrs no-move, then modified no-trade accurate

  • Rangers, Marc Staal agree on six-year extension

    New York Post "All that is necessary now is for Marc Staal’s six-year, $34.2 million contract extension to be signed, sealed and delivered, as The Post has been told by multiple sources that the parties reached an agreement in principle early Friday afternoon. The deal, which will carry an annual $5.7 million..." January 18

  • Rangers, Marc Staal closing in on six-year deal

    New York Post "The deal is not yet done, but the Rangers and Marc Staal are making progress toward a contract extension that would keep the alternate captain in New York for the next six years, The Post has learned. A well-placed source said there had been “a productive meeting” here on Wednesday between..." January 17

  • Bruins shut out Rangers, win 5th straight

    CSN New England "The Boston Bruins are beginning to give everybody around the team a reason to believe they’ve fully turned things around. They once again downed a quality team as they outshot the New York Rangers on the shot clock, and thoroughly handled them on the ice by a 3-0 shutout score at TD Garden for..." January 16

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    Pat Leonard @PLeonardNYDN

    Vigneault says Stepan had a "better day" today but isn't playing tonight vs. Bruins. Hunwick goes in for John Moore. Talbot in net #NYR

  • Rangers scapegoat Tanner Glass to return to lineup

    New York Post "Maybe the opportunity doesn’t come exactly the way he would have liked it, but the opportunity comes to Tanner Glass nonetheless. The rugged Rangers winger will return to the lineup for Thursday’s game against the Bruins in Boston after he had been a healthy scratch for the past six games. He..." January 15

  • Surging Islanders score decisive win over red-hot Rangers

    New York Post "Maybe the biggest thing for the Islanders to come out of Tuesday’s decisive 3-0 drubbing of the Rangers at the Garden is that almost nothing overly celebratory came out of the visitor’s locker room. For the first time in a long time, the Islanders are not acting like a team that is content with..." January 14

  • Rangers ponder life without Stepan after wicked slash

    New York Post "The Rangers have already seen life without Derek Stepan, and it ain’t pretty. They might have to deal with it yet again, as the top-line center left Tuesday’s 3-0 loss to the Islanders at the Garden with what coach Alain Vigneault called an “upper-body injury.” Stepan had received an..." January 14

  • One Ranger made the All-Star team and it’s not who you think

    New York Post "You might as well call it the NHL Some-Stars Game in Columbus on Jan. 25, for Henrik Lundqvist will not be there. Rick Nash will be the lone Rangers representative in the exhibition after the league’s decision to overlook one of its marquee, signature athletes. “It’s going to be my first..." January 11

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    Pat Leonard @PLeonardNYDN

    Dan Boyle's nose is broken. Says was gushing blood BADLY: "I broke my hand the 1st game I was here (w/ #NYR). So why wouldn't this happen."

  • Surging Rangers rumble past NHL-leading Ducks

    New York Post "The Rangers measured up, you bet they did, in this much anticipated opportunity to go toe-to-toe against one of the NHL’s legitimate powers. It was 4-1, Blueshirts over the NHL-leading Ducks, for their 11th victory in the team’s last 12 matches in an impressive, complete and gritty performance..." January 08

  • A Deeper Look At The Anthony Duclair Decision

    Blueshirt Banter "The New York Rangers made a somewhat surprising move yesterday, returning prized prospect Anthony Duclair back to the QMJHL after his gold-medal run with Canada in the World Junior Championship. While there was always a very real possibility the Rangers would return him to juniors, I didn't expect..." January 08

  • Rangers send Duclair to juniors, can’t return until Stanley Cup

    New York Post "The next time the Rangers see Anthony Duclair, it either will be for the Stanley Cup final or at the start of training camp, whichever comes first. For, as expected, the Blueshirts on Tuesday assigned the 19-year-old winger to the QMJHL Quebec Remparts for the remainder of the season. As the..." January 07

  • NHL to unveil player-tracking for All-Star Game

    Sportsnet.ca "The NHL is preparing to take a glimpse into the future by using player-tracking technology at the upcoming all-star game. Officials from the league and NHL Players’ Association will be in Columbus for testing early next week, according to two sources, with the goal of employing the Sportvision..." January 06

  • Duclair re-assigned to juniors after gold at WJC

    North Jersey "As far as the NHL is concerned, it’s almost assuredly wait ‘till next season for the Duke. The Rangers announced this morning they have re-assigned 19-year-old right wing Anthony Duclair to his junior club, the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, upon the conclusion of the..." January 06

  • Rangers coming up on decision time with Duclair

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers announced today that Leon Draisaitl has been reassigned to the Western Hockey League. Is Anthony Duclair on the brink of experiencing a similar fate? There are clear differences between Draisaitl’s situation and Duclair’s. For one thing the New York Rangers forward has a bit..." January 04

  • As expected, Rangers’ Vigneault benches struggling Glass

    New York Post "It was a lineup move that had been anticipated for a large swath of the season, and yet never seemed to happen. That is, until Wednesday night. That’s when Rangers coach Alain Vigneault finally made fourth-line winger Tanner Glass a healthy scratch for their 5-2 drubbing of the Panthers at BB&T..." January 02

  • Dan Girardi game-time decision against Florida Panthers

    New York Daily News "Dan Girardi (ankle) was the only Ranger who did not practice at the Dr. Pepper Star Center outside Dallas on Tuesday afternoon. Girardi took a maintenance day and walked with a noticeable limp due to an injury sustained on a second-period block of an Alex Goligoski slap shot in Monday night’s..." December 31

  • Why Tanner Glass’ spot in Rangers lineup is in jeopardy

    New York Post "“I knew it was coming eventually,” Tanner Glass said, a tired smile across his face. What the Rangers’ rugged forward knew was the questions about his place in the lineup were inevitable, and all the more pressing after a game like Monday night, when he took two bad penalties en route to a 3-2..." December 31

  • Nash thinks he played more ‘complete game’ in 2013-14

    Pro Hockey Talk "If you judge Rick Nash exclusively by the number of points he records, then there’s no question this has been a comeback campaign for him. After suffering two concussions in a calender year in 2013, Nash went on to score 26 goals and just 39 points in 65 contests last season. He already has 23..." December 30

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    Andrew Gross @AGrossRecord

    No reason to think Henrik Lundqvist won't start tomorrow night vs. Devils. It will the 600th regular-season appearance for Lundqvist.

  • Rick Nash awarded hat trick day later

    ESPN.com "It took 141 regular-season games and one extra day for Rick Nash to get his first hat trick with the New York Rangers. A little help from the NHL official scorer on Christmas Eve made it so. About 12 hours after the Rangers beat the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night, Nash was credited..." December 25

  • Red-hot Rangers clip Capitals for seventh straight win

    New York Post "The Rangers had dominated, dictated and led the Caps 2-0 through two periods Tuesday night, during which Marc Staal would later say, “They weren’t giving us much, to be honest.” But for the first 11 minutes of the third, and even after the score mounted to 3-0 on Rick Nash’s second of the night..." December 24

  • Rangers' Lee Stempniak latest NHL mumps diagnosis; 5 more players being tested

    Sporting News "Rangers forward Lee Stempniak is the latest NHL player diagnosed with the mumps, bringing the league-wide total to 17 since the outbreak began in late October. The number of confirmed cases could climb to as many as 22 this week. The Rangers confirmed Stempniak's diagnosis to reporters..." December 23

  • Stempniak tests positive for mumps

    North Jersey "The Rangers today confirmed that right wing Lee Stempniak contracted mumps, making him the 17th NHL player so diagnosed this season. Stempniak was isolated from the team and tested on Thursday and has missed the last two games of the Rangers’ current season-high six-game winning..." December 23

  • Rangers make it 6 straight with shutout win over the Hurricanes

    New York Post "And so it’s six straight now for the Rangers, who are feeling pretty, pretty good while constructing their longest winning streak since the 2011-12 group took seven in a row through mid-November. “We’re not flying too high and we’re not too cocky, but we’re feeling good about our game,” Dan..." December 22

  • Rangers Cam Talbot Signs One-Year Extension

    Blueshirt Banter "The New York Rangers will have some extra insurance behind Henrik Lundqvist for at least another season, as Cam Talbot has reportedly agreed to a one-year contract extension. According to the report from Larry Brooks, Cam Talbot's one-year extension will pay him $1.45 million next season, which is..." December 19

  • AHL player being tested for mumps

    ESPN New York "The mumps outbreak that has taken the NHL by surprise now appears to be making its way to the American Hockey League ranks. The New York Rangers, who have had both Tanner Glass and Derick Brassard test positive for mumps this season, announced that Joey Crabb, a player with the club's minor..." December 18

  • Alain Vigneault disses John Moore with another scratch

    New York Post "How happy is Rangers coach Alain Vigneault with the play of John Moore? Dis-happy. No, wait. “Not dis-happy.” Meaning, in the Quebec-born Vigneault’s application of the English language; “Not unhappy.” Of course, that didn’t prevent the coach from scratching Moore in favor of Matt..." December 18

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    Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

    Lee Stempniak will be isolated from team for 5 days, tested for mumps, according to Rangers

  • Admit it, Vigneault: Rangers starting to remind us of last season

    New York Post "If George Carlin were alive and running the Rangers, these would be his two dirty words: “Last year.” Because right from the start of training camp, Alain Vigneault, who is running the Rangers, made it clear that what happened in the past would stay in the past, the coach repeatedly stating,..." December 18

  • Rangers release Tallinder from AHL PTO

    Pro Hockey Talk "After four games, Henrik Tallinder is done in Hartford. Tallinder has been released from his professional tryout with New York’s AHL affiliate, the club announced. News of the release comes after the 35-year-old recorded one assist and five shots on goal for the Wolf Pack. Tallinder, who was..." December 17

  • Rick Nash out of his mind as Rangers finish road trip sweep

    New York Post "History was made. Never before had the Rangers beaten the Canucks, Oilers and Flames on the same road trip. Until now, that is. Because on their 20th try at the trifecta, the Blueshirts completed their sweep through Western Canada with a sweep, defeating the Flames 5-2 on Wednesday after..." December 17

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    Larry Brooks @NYP_Brooksie

    Rangers have confirmed the suspected: Derick Brassard has tested positive for the mumps virus.

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    New York Rangers @NYRangers

    #NYR Official: Derick Brassard is returning to New York with a suspected case of the mumps

  • Lundqvist has a chuckle at the lack of Oilers’ scoring chances

    Pro Hockey Talk "New York Rangers starter Henrik Lundqvist made 16 saves earning his 55th career shutout in a 2-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers Sunday night. Edmonton had just five shots on goal in each of the first two periods while the Rangers also had 21 blocked shots in the win. Post-game Lundqvist was..." December 15

  • Why this season’s All-Star location has Rick Nash smiling

    New York Post "The date is circled on Rick Nash’s calendar. Not literally, mind you, but the NHL’s second-leading goal scorer is well aware that the 2015 All-Star Game is set for Jan. 25 … in Columbus. That’s right: Columbus, the place from whence he came to Broadway, the place he still calls home in the..." December 10

  • Rangers loan rookie Anthony Duclair to Team Canada for World Juniors

    CBSSports.com "The New York Rangers announced Tuesday they have loaned promising rookie Anthony Duclair to Team Canada for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship to be held Dec. 26-Jan. 5. Duclair will give Canada a big boost, but his inclusion at the tournament also gives Duclair a chance to play a big role in..." December 09

  • Kevin Klein scores game-winner in OT after nearly losing ear to lift Rangers past Penguins

    New York Daily News "If the royal couple had gone to see King Henrik Monday night instead of King James, William and Kate would have seen a Rangers victory earned with blood, sweat and not tears, but an ear. Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein got 13 stitches to reattach a piece of his left ear that had been lopped off..." December 09