Rangers Rumors & News

  • Grabner scores twice as Rangers beat Maple Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Henrik Lundqvist regained his puck-stopping touch on Thursday night and the New York Rangers played more effectively in front of him. The result was a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Lundqvist turned aside 23 shots, some of them difficult, as the Rangers ended a..." January 19

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Chris Kreider fined $5,000 for using helmet in fight with Cody Eakin

    Fox Sports "Dallas Stars forward Cody Eakin probably had a good idea that some New York Rangers players would come after him during their game on Tuesday night. He probably didn’t imagine that they’d use his own helmet against him. Back in December, Eakin was suspended for four games after taking a brutal..." January 18

  • Is this more than just a slump for Henrik Lundqvist?

    Pro Hockey Talk "People have been wondering for years if Henrik Lundqvist would finally fall off track and, you know, look human. After the New York Rangers’ zany 7-6 loss to the Dallas Stars, those rumblings are probably getting a little louder. Don’t expect the Rangers to throw their star goalie under the..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Stars hang on to beat Rangers in high-scoring affair

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It started badly enough for the Dallas Stars when Derek Stepan opened the scoring for the New York Rangers just 27 seconds into the game. Undeterred, the Stars scored seven of the next nine goals to take a commanding four-goal cushion into the final period, which is almost always..." January 17

  • Rangers have everyone together for first time in two months

    New York Post "For the first time in two months, the Rangers will have their full complement of forwards when center Mika Zibanejad makes his return from a broken leg in Tuesday night’s Garden match against the Stars. “It’s been a long time coming,” said Zibanejad, out since Nov. 20, having missed 24 games...." January 17

  • Rangers goalie Antti Raanta out 7-10 days with lower-body injury as Mika Zibanejad is set to return

    New York Daily News "Rangers backup goalie Antti Raanta (lower body injury) is expected to be sidelined 7-10 days, coach Alain Vigneault said Monday in Greenburgh, likely but not definitely pushing his return past the NHL All-Star break. Vigneault said he therefore intends to ride Henrik Lundqvist during this..." January 16

  • Canadiens enjoy late surge to topple Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens found themselves down but never let themselves be out. Montreal erased a trio of one-goal deficits and scored three times in 62 seconds to skate away with a 5-4 against the New York Rangers on Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Trailing 3-2 to enter..." January 14

  • The Rangers are getting Nash, Buchnevich back tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers enter Friday’s game against Toronto having won five of their past six games and now they are getting back some of the forward depth that has made them such a dangerous offensive team this season when Rick Nash and Pavel Buchnevich return to the lineup. Nash has not played..." January 13

  • Leafs stymie Rangers at MSG

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Toronto Maple Leafs, a team that is loaded with rookies still finding their way in the NHL, took another step Friday toward becoming a more consistent team and maybe even a playoff team. Frederik Andersen made 34 saves as the Leafs grabbed an early lead and locked it down in..." January 13

  • Marc Staal had a concussion, and his return is unknown

    New York Post "Marc Staal’s status is unclear as he recovers from apparent post-concussion symptoms that sidelined him for the Rangers’ past two games before entering this bye week, The Post has learned. Staal, believed symptom-free after working out this week at the club’s practice facility, has not gone..." January 12

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Each goal by Rangers’ revelation is an expansion-draft headache

    New York Post "The Rangers have jumped on board the Austrian Express and will ride it and Michael Grabner to the end of the line, but the looming question is how on earth management will be able to avoid exposing the team’s leading goal-scorer for claim in the expansion draft? True enough, there are more than..." January 10

  • Rangers' Matt Puempel: Moves to IR

    CBS Sports "Puempel was placed on injured reserve with a concussion Wednesday, the New York Daily News reports. Puempel sustained the injury in Tuesday night's loss to the Islanders upon taking a high stick to the face from Brock Nelson, who was slapped with a double-minor penalty for the incident. " January 08

  • Grabner, Rangers rally past Blue Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- After nearly setting an NHL record with 16 straight victories, the Columbus Blue Jackets are riding a losing streak for the first time since before Thanksgiving. Michael Grabner scored on a breakaway with 17 seconds remaining for his second goal of the game as the New York..." January 07

  • Lundqvist rebounds as Rangers down Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- One night after seeing Henrik Lundqvist allow four goals on 19 shots, New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault says he never gave a second thought to starting his veteran goaltender against the Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday night. "He's our best player," Vigneault said after..." January 04

  • Rangers’ Matt Puempel out with another concussion

    New York Post "Matt Puempel, who scored a hat trick last week against the Coyotes but then took a hit to the head in Colorado on New Year’s Eve, has been placed in the concussion protocol and is out indefinitely, according to coach Alain Vigneault. Vigneault said Puempel began feeling symptoms during Monday’s..." January 04

  • Inspired Sabres breeze past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Jack Eichel was so upset after the Buffalo Sabres' loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday that he stormed out of the locker room without addressing the media. The next day, he insisted the Sabres' season wasn't over and that they could still play better. On Tuesday night, Eichel..." January 03

  • Are the NHL outdoor games still must-see TV?

    Yardbarker "The plan here for New Year’s Day was about the same as it has been for the last couple of years: Curl up into a ball and watch the first of the NHL outdoor games until the NYE-induced champagne headache finally faded. A couple years ago, there was a sizable amount of people that did the exact..." January 03

  • Auston Matthews, Chris Kreider, Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury earn honors

    NHL.com "Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews , New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider and Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 1. FIRST STAR - AUSTON MATTHEWS, C, TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS Matthews led the NHL with..." January 02

  • Kreider's hat trick lifts Rangers over Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Henrik Lundqvist showed some rust in his first game back but by the end of the night, he was making highlight-reel saves and entering the record books. Chris Kreider had three goals for his first hat trick of the season, Henrik Lundqvist returned from a two-game absence for a..." January 01

  • Special teams powers Rangers past Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Special teams have been a strong point for the New York Rangers, and an Achilles' heel for the Arizona Coyotes this season. That was the simple storyline in New York's 6-3 win on Thursday at Gila River Arena. New York scored four power-play goals in seven opportunities,..." December 30

  • Rick Nash likely won’t return for Rangers’ two-game trip

    New York Post "Rick Nash, sidelined for three straight games bridging the Christmas break while tending to the groin pull sustained in overtime of the Dec. 18 shootout victory over the Devils, is likely to miss at least the first game of the Rangers’ upcoming trip to Arizona and Colorado, if not both. No. 61..." December 28

  • Rangers’ stunning plunge leaves them baffled and worn out

    New York Post "This holiday break comes at a good time for the Rangers, who are tired, worn down and now have time to refocus after a two-game wake-up call that was as shocking — if not more — than their 13-4-0 start. They went into this three-day, league-wide break beginning Saturday still reeling from a 7-4..." December 27

  • Rangers escape early hole, edge Senators

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Rangers coach Alain Vigneault called the start to New York's Tuesday game a "worst-case scenario." The Ottawa Senators scored on their first two shots, and the Rangers looked as if they were still filled with egg nog after the four-day Christmas break. Antti Raanta was the..." December 27

  • Rangers play Adam Clendening but not for the reason you think

    New York Post "Adam Clendening got into his sixth game of the year, but he was inserted into the Rangers’ lineup at the expense of Brady Skjei at least partially because coach Alain Vigneault wanted to send a message to the rookie. “I thought the last little while he’s been kind of struggling,” Vigneault said..." December 24

  • Wild top Rangers for 10th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- After earning a franchise-record 10th straight victory, the Minnesota Wild locker room was filled with hockey cliches. What's significant is that every player on the roster is contributing, said Charlie Coyle after his four-point night in the Wild's 7-4 drubbing of the New York..." December 23

  • Rick Nash injury poses challenges for New York Rangers

    Fanrag Sports "There isn’t exactly a lot of room for error in the Metropolitan Division right now. And that’s putting it mildly. The New York Rangers led the pack with 47 points entering play on Tuesday. Which is great — as in, best-record-in-the-entire-Eastern-Conference great. But there’s not a whole lot of..." December 21

  • Penguins pull away from Rangers for 7-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The New York Rangers had been stingy, allowing six goals over seven games, with two shutouts. Here's the catch: None of those opponents were the Pittsburgh Penguins. Although the Penguins were coming off two quiet games offensively, overtime losses with one goal total, they..." December 20

  • Rangers lose Nash to another groin injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "Four days ago, we wrote about how Rick Nash recovered from a groin injury and rejoined the Rangers. Now, a new problem. Same injury, different area. After playing just 37 seconds of New York’s shootout win over the Devils on Sunday, Nash has reportedly been diagnosed with another groin..." December 20

  • Lundqvist ties Hasek for 12th on all-time wins list

    NHL.com "New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist was inspired by Dominik Hasek when he was a young goalie growing up in Sweden. Now Lundqvist shares a place in the NHL record book with the Hall of Famer. Lundqvist tied Hasek for the most wins by a European-born goalie in NHL history by making 29 saves..." December 19

  • Panarin, Lundqvist, Staal named NHL's 3 stars of the week

    NHL.com "Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin, New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Dec. 18. FIRST STAR - ARTEMI PANARIN, LW, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Panarin paced the NHL with seven assists..." December 19

  • Rangers defeat Predators in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For the 13:09 that he was on the ice Saturday night, Jimmy Vesey heard nothing less than a dull roar, and occasionally loud, profane chants. But at the end, the New York Rangers' rookie left winger silenced the raucous sellout crowd in Bridgestone Arena with a shootout..." December 18

  • Rangers come back to beat Devils in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Showing plenty of resolve, plus a flair for the dramatic, the New York Rangers erased a pair of third-period deficits en route to a 3-2 shootout victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden. The victory was New York's third straight and sixth in its..." December 18

  • Lundqvist, Nash return, lead Rangers to 2-0 victory

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist wasn't about to let a violent collision keep him out of the net for long in his first action since Dec. 6. Rick Nash scored the game-winning goal on a shorthanded breakaway at 7:08 of the third period and Lundqvist stopped 27 shots as New York..." December 16

  • Vigneault: NHL 'better do something' about Eakin's hit on Lundqvist

    Sportsnet "New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault expects the NHL to take action after a scary hit occurred during Thursday night’s game between his club and the Dallas Stars. Midway through the first period, goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was bowled over by Stars forward Cody Eakin while playing the..." December 16

  • Glass gunning for NHL return, either with Rangers ‘or someone else’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Here’s a name to keep an eye on as the trade deadline draws closer: Tanner Glass. Glass, the 33-year-old veteran with 500 games of NHL experience, has been plying his trade with the Rangers’ AHL affiliate in Hartford this season, racking up five goals and seven points through 25 contests...." December 16

  • Darling, Blackhawks edge Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Scott Darling on Tuesday night continued to make the most of Corey Crawford's absence. The backup goaltender stopped 33 shots, including three dangerous chances in the final minutes, as the Chicago Blackhawks held off the hard-charging New York Rangers for a 2-1 victory at..." December 13

  • Jakub Voracek leads 3 Stars of the Week

    NHL.com "Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek, New York Rangers goaltender Antti Raanta and Columbus Blue Jackets center Sam Gagner have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Dec. 11. FIRST STAR - JAKUB VORACEK, RW, PHILADELPHIA FLYERS Voracek led the NHL with six..." December 12

  • Rangers extend streak by blanking Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK, NY -- With Henrik Lundqvist watching from the bench for the third game in a row, backup goaltender Antti Raanta helped the New York Rangers extend their winning streak to three with a 5-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden. Raanta stopped..." December 11

  • Coyotes claim Josh Jooris off waivers from Rangers

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes have had some issues down the middle of their lineup this season and have attempted to address them anyway they can over the past couple of days. After adding Peter Holland in a trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs late in the week, the team made another roster move on Sunday..." December 11

  • Lundqvist sits again as Raanta makes third straight start for Rangers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Well here is an interesting development for the New York Rangers. When the team takes on the New Jersey Devils on Sunday night it will once again be Antti Raanta in net, meaning that long-time starter Henrik Lundqvist will remain on the bench for a third consecutive game. Raanta started both..." December 11

  • Hayes' goal with 1:09 left lifts Rangers over Jets

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- With a relentless pursuit of the puck all game long, the New York Rangers were rewarded with a last-minute ricochet that produced the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night. With many in the crowd at the MTS Centre likely expecting..." December 08

  • Injury woes mean opportunity for Rangers’ overlooked center

    New York Post "Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich already were down for a long count. Now, Rick Nash (groin, expected to miss approximately one week) and Matt Puempel (concussion) have joined them on the sideline. And Jimmy Vesey, who did not skate at Wednesday’s practice while nursing an undisclosed upper-body..." December 08

  • Isles continue run against Rangers at Barclays Center

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Barclays Center is fewer than 70 miles away from Bridgeport, Conn., but the drive along perpetually packed Interstate 95 isn't an easy one at any time of the day or night. Yet sitting in traffic Tuesday morning is going to be the last thing New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield..." December 06

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Rangers' J.T. Miller: Still bothered by knee injury

    CBS Sports "Miller is reportedly still dealing with a "nagging" knee injury, but he "should be good to go" Saturday against Carolina. All signs point to Miller playing Saturday, but if he's unable to go, the Rangers will likely release another update on his status ahead of puck drop." December 03