Rangers Rumors & News

  • Pirri scores twice as Rangers thump Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Through 20 minutes, the New York Rangers were down two goals to the Boston Bruins, who had the fresher legs despite playing the night before. It didn't seem to make sense, as the Bruins were blanking the Rangers with rookie goaltender Zane McIntyre making his first NHL start...." October 26

  • Rangers turn to Oscar Lindberg — because they have no choice

    New York Post "Right now, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault doesn’t have much of an option but to play Oscar Lindberg. The 24-year-old Swedish forward made his season debut in Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Coyotes at the Garden, his first game since he underwent hip surgery May 6. He missed all of training camp and..." October 26

  • Rangers expect Dan Girardi back on Sunday

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers will have defenseman Dan Girardi back in the lineup against the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday, according to NHL.com’s Dan Rosen. If that holds true, Rosen reports that Girardi will replace Adam Clendening in the Rangers lineup. The Rangers are 3-2-0 to start the season..." October 23

  • Rangers' Girardi scores winner vs. Coyotes in return

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The last thing anyone is ever expecting from Dan Girardi is offense. The defenseman is more known for blocking shots than taking them, as evidenced by his two goals in 74 games a season ago. But in his first game back from a three-game absence due to a groin injury, Girardi..." October 23

  • Vesey, Lundqvist lift Rangers past Capitals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Rookie Jimmy Vesey is starting to get comfortable in the NHL and that's giving the New York Rangers another offensive weapon. Vesey scored twice, Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves and the Rangers rallied for a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night...." October 22

  • Howard backstops Red Wings to win vs. Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Henrik Zetterberg was so critical of his team that it would be easy to think the Detroit Red Wings were blown out Wednesday night. They would have been, sure, but goaltender Jimmy Howard delivered an outstanding performance that masked a lot of flaws. Howard stopped 32..." October 19

  • Former NHL star Alexei Kovalev makes surprise comeback to pro hockey at 43

    CBS Sports "In a moment reminiscent of Roger Dorn in Major League II, former NHL star Alexei Kovalev is activating himself to play while also serving as general manager for EHC Visp, a second-division Swiss pro team. An injury to forward William Rapuzzi created an opening, so the 43-year-old former NHL..." October 18

  • Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh and wife welcome first child

    Page Six "Meet the newest member of Blueshirts faithful. On Tuesday, New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh and wife Kaylee welcomed a baby girl. “A new addition came to the McDonagh family came early this morning. Falan Erin McDonagh. So excited to be a dad,” the defenseman shared on Instagram." October 18

  • Rangers’ Dan Girardi could miss some time

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers were on the losing end of a 3-2 decision to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night, and they also lost one of their defenseman to injury. Veteran Dan Girardi had to exit the game in the second period and did not return. After the game Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said that..." October 17

  • Rangers’ Buchnevich will miss Monday’s game because of back spasms

    Pro Hockey Talk "Rangers forward Pavel Buchnevich won’t play in Monday’s game against the San Jose Sharks because he’s dealing with back spasms. The team made the announcement official via their Twitter account. The 21-year-old has one assist in two games so far this season. Based on the morning skate,..." October 17

  • Kreider leads Rangers to high-scoring win over Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- General manager Jeff Gorton spent the offseason stockpiling forwards, most of them known for their speed, to reinforce a bottom-six group that had gone from strength to weakness in recent years for the New York Rangers. On Monday night, that depth and speed throughout the lineup..." October 17

  • Dan Girardi leaves game with hip injury for Rangers

    Today's Slapshot "The New York Rangers are just two games into their 2016-17 regular season, but they’ve already lost defenseman Dan Girardi for the forseeable future. Girardi played just 7:56 during New York’s 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night, leaving with a hip injury and failing to return...." October 16

  • Rangers sign Justin Fontaine to two-way contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers added some additional forward depth to their organization on Sunday when they announced the signing of forward Justin Fontaine to a two-way contract. The team then assigned him to Hartford of the American Hockey League. Fontaine was in training camp with both the Dallas..." October 16

  • Rangers reveal simple but effective plan for penalty kills

    New York Post "It was a point of emphasis for the Rangers to improve their penalty killing this season, and general manager Jeff Gorton tried to help by bringing in some specialists. But coach Alain Vigneault also found he could tweak the way he was teaching his system, make it a little simpler in..." October 15

  • Hutton carries ailing Blues past Rangers for third straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Carrying a one-goal lead into the third period and down three players because of injuries, the St. Louis Blues knew their goalie offered them their best hope to defeat the New York Rangers on Saturday night. Carter Hutton did not let his teammates down. Hutton, the backup..." October 15

  • McKenzie explains potential for NHL lockout in 2020

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Bob McKenzie made an appearance on Toronto’s SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Friday afternoon. Having broken the news of Rickard Rakell’s six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks a short time earlier, McKenzie was asked about the seeming wave of longer-length contracts across..." October 14

  • Newcomers propel Rangers past Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- After their least-successful season in five years, the New York Rangers gave themselves a speed-focused makeover during the summer that was on display at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night. Five of the 12 Rangers forwards in the lineup against the New York Islanders were new..." October 13

  • 10 surprises on opening night rosters

    NHL.com "With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday, each of the 30 teams announced its 23-man roster. As expected, Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick by the Winnipeg Jets, made their teams. But there were plenty of other young..." October 12

  • 31 bold predictions for 2016-17 season

    TSN "Go bold or go home. The task at hand on the eve of the 2016-17 season is to make one bold prediction for all 31 National Hockey League franchises. By nature, the end result is either all or nothing, spot on or utterly insane. There is no comfortable middle ground. Last year, it wasn’t so..." October 12

  • Rick Nash named alternate captain for Rangers

    Newsday "Rick Nash, who was captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets from the 2008-09 season until he was traded to the Rangers in July 2012, has been named an alternate captain of the Blueshirts. Nash, 32, joins Derek Stepan, Dan Girardi and Marc Staal as alternates. Ryan McDonagh is entering his third..." October 11

  • NHL exploring West Point for possible Rangers outdoor game

    New York Post "The NHL has conducted an initial survey of Michie Stadium as the league considers West Point as a site for a future outdoor game, perhaps the 2018 Winter Classic, The Post has learned. The Rangers would all but certainly be involved in any outdoor game at the United States Military Academy but..." October 11

  • Nathan Gerbe Will Not Report To AHL, Contract To Be Terminated

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Nathan Gerbe will not accept his assignment to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL, and has been put on waivers before terminating his contract. He will instead go play for a team in the NLA (Switzerland). Gerbe was signed to a one-year, $600K deal..." October 11

  • Ruslan Fedotenko retires after 12 NHL seasons

    NHL.com "Ruslan Fedotenko has announced his retirement Tuesday from the National Hockey League (NHL), following 12 NHL seasons and a professional hockey playing career that spanned two decades. Fedotenko, a two-time Stanley Cup Champion, played in a total of 863 career NHL games with five teams: the..." October 11

  • Rangers hope to trade McIlrath

    Pro Hockey Talk "Defense is an obvious question mark for the New York Rangers, and that’s before they possibly move first-rounder Dylan McIlrath. The New York Post’s Larry Brooks and New York Newsday’s Steve Zipay are among those reporting that the Rangers are looking to trade McIlrath. Brooks explains that..." October 11

  • Two veterans forwards won’t be on the Rangers’ roster

    New York Post "The Rangers knew they would have some tough decisions to make, and two veteran forwards ended up being the casualties. Both Tanner Glass and Nathan Gerbe were placed on waivers Friday, and both cleared and were assigned to AHL Hartford on Saturday. “After carefully evaluating training camp..." October 09

  • Jimmy Vesey learning plenty from preseason

    NHL.com "New York Rangers rookie forward Jimmy Vesey took a hit into the glass from Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas on Monday, one that left an imprint on the bridge of his nose, which was still there the next day. Gudas was called for a boarding major and also got a game misconduct, but when..." October 08

  • Report: 2016-17 trade deadline will be on March 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out two important deadlines for NHL teams to consider on Friday. NHL teams must finalize their rosters by Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. ET. This conflicts with earlier word that it would be on Feb. 28. Both are..." October 08

  • NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

    ESPN "Before Harrison Browne could walk, he could skate. Last season the 23-year-old forward nicknamed "Brownie" helped his pro hockey team in Buffalo to the championship series, and with the season opener Friday, Buffalo aims for more than just a shot at a title in 2016-17. "It's the first game..." October 07

  • NHL has mid-January deadline for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL has until Jan. 15 to come to an agreement with the IOC, but whether the NHL decides to go or not, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he'll support Alexander Ovechkin. While there’s been some negativity on the side of both the NHL and the International Olympic Committee about the..." October 07

  • Jimmy Vesey gets tips on how to avoid dangerous NHL hits

    New York Post "Next time, Jimmy Vesey will handle it differently. At least that is the plan. “I was trying to protect the puck, but I guess I shouldn’t have turned back up the wall,” the Blueshirts blue-chipper out of Harvard told The Post before Thursday’s 4-2 Garden defeat in the preseason finale,..." October 07

  • Jimmy Vesey gets tips on how to avoid dangerous NHL hits

    New York Post "Next time, Jimmy Vesey will handle it differently. At least that is the plan. “I was trying to protect the puck, but I guess I shouldn’t have turned back up the wall,” the Blueshirts blue-chipper out of Harvard told The Post Thursday morning in reference to the play on which he was stapled..." October 06

  • Breaking down the Rangers battling for last 2 roster spots

    New York Post "Assuming Jimmy Vesey and Michael Grabner have opening-night jobs with the Rangers locked up, that leaves five forwards vying for two roster spots. With the release of Max Lapierre from his professional tryout, the Rangers had some competitions better outlined as they lost 3-2 in overtime to the..." October 05

  • NHL point projections: How we see 2016-17 season unfolding

    USA Today "The only guarantee about the NHL standings in 2016-17 is that they won’t look like the 2015-16 standings. Historically, there’s usually a significant change in who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t. This past season, the NHL had five new playoff qualifiers. In 2014-15, seven playoff teams..." October 04

  • Dan Boyle expected to retire after 17 NHL seasons

    NHL.com "Defenseman Dan Boyle is expected to retire Wednesday after 17 NHL seasons. The San Jose Sharks announced Monday they will host a press conference for Boyle to discuss his future. Boyle, 40, played 431 games and had 68 goals and 201 assists in six seasons with the Sharks from 2008-14. He..." October 04

  • J.T. Miller looks to build on breakout season with Rangers

    New York Daily News "So what is the next step for J.T. Miller, the 23-year-old wing coming off a breakout season who received a two-year deal as a restricted free agent worth $2.75 million per season? Finally earning the chance to play an entire campaign wire-to-wire, he posted career-highs across the board with 22..." October 02

  • Seven potential trade destinations for Winnipeg Jets’ Jacob Trouba

    Sportsnet "Simply because a player demands a trade (or asks politely) it doesn’t mean it’s a guarantee they get moved. Remember what happened with Jonathan Drouin and Travis Hamonic last season? That’s why the situation surrounding still-unsigned restricted free agent Jacob Trouba is so..." September 29

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Wayne Gretzky joining NHL for Centennial Celebration

    NHL.com "Wayne Gretzky and the NHL are joining together to celebrate the League's 100th anniversary with a year-long Centennial Celebration in 2017. Gretzky will serve as the official ambassador to the Centennial Celebration, which begins Jan. 1 in Toronto with the NHL Centennial Classic outdoor game..." September 27

  • Rangers: Jeff Gorton happy with roster

    North Jersey "Yes, Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton said Saturday, he heard the talk about making massive changes to his roster when last season ended. Yes, he admitted, he even considered it. But Gorton managed to skillfully do a makeover on the fly, building a younger, deeper, faster team in a league..." September 25

  • Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi ready to have bounce back year

    New York Daily News "Dan Girardi doesn’t care what anyone thinks about how he played last season. The veteran defenseman, who constantly drew the ire of fans on social media during a disappointing year, was defiant Friday regarding talk that he isn’t the player he once was and that his 32-year-old body might be..." September 24

  • Vigneault is planning on reducing Lundqvist’s workload this season

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Rangers have been leaning heavily on goaltender Henrik Lundqvist since he entered the league in 2005. Lundqvist is no stranger to playing 60-plus games per season, but don’t be surprised if that doesn’t happen this year. If head coach Alain Vigneault has his way, Lundqvist will play a lot..." September 22

  • Rangers’ moves moot if Ryan McDonagh can’t revive defense

    New York Post "The Rangers seem to have added speed, skill and depth up front with acquisitions and signings of Mika Zibanejad, Pavel Buchnevich, Jimmy Vesey, Michael Grabner and Brandon Pirri. And that’s good. But the Blueshirts’ success this season will hinge on improvement in their back end and from their..." September 21

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Mats Zuccarello doesn’t ‘appreciate’ Rangers trading closest friends

    New York Post "Mats Zuccarello has a message for his teammates in New York. “Don’t be friends with me,” the winger told The Post. “Or else you might be traded.” Zuccarello, who is representing Team Europe in the World Cup, had his tongue in his cheek, of course. But the fact is that his two closest friends..." September 16

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Window still open for Henrik Lundqvist

    NHL.com "Henrik Lundqvist has been one of the elite goaltenders in the NHL since his rookie season of 2005-06. He has won 374 regular-season games, has 55 wins in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and led the New York Rangers to the Stanley Cup Final in 2014. But time and circumstance appear to be against..." September 09

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Despite Reported Injury, Lundqvist Expected to Practice With Team Sweden Monday

    The Hockey Writers "Amid a flurry of reports of injuries in advance of the World Cup, there may be some terrible news for Team Sweden. The Swedish site Expressen.se reports that New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist may have been injured while golfing. The site ran pictures of Lundqvist holding his side in..." September 04

  • Chris Drury will be named assistant GM of the Rangers

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers are expected to promote one of their former players. Chris Drury will be named the team’s next assistant general manager, according to ESPN.com’s Joe McDonald." September 02

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31