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Mar 18, 2017; Saint Paul, MN, USA; New York Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey (26) celebrates his goal with forward Oscar Lindberg (24) and forward Pavel Buchnevich (89) during the second period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports (Brace Hemmelgarn)
Mar 18, 2017; Saint Paul, MN, USA; New York Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey (26) celebrates his goal with forward Oscar Lindberg (24) and forward Pavel Buchnevich (89) during the second period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports (Brace Hemmelgarn)

11:14PM: Asked about putting Glass and Kampfer in, Alain Vigneault said that it had somehwat to do with it being a back to back, "a little bit of that, a little bit of the opponent also. I just thought that making those two changes would help us out and for the most part our group as a whole played a strong game."

8:02PM: The Rangers have confirmed that Buchnevich and Clendening are scratched.

7:47PM: According to the line rushes in warmups, Tanner Glass will replace Pavel Buchnevich and Steven Kampfer will replace Adam Clendening in the Rangers lineup tonight. (Brooks)

Alain Vigneault said earlier in the day that the Rangers had some gametime decisions relating to bumps and bruises in the second part of a back to back.

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Jan 7, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Adam Clendening (4) takes a slap shot during the third period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. The Rangers defeated the Blue Jackets 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)
Jan 7, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Adam Clendening (4) takes a slap shot during the third period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. The Rangers defeated the Blue Jackets 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)

In his return to the lineup on Saturday, Adam Clendening played 10:48 and had an assist.

Clendening had been a healthy scratch for six games after the Rangers called up Steve Kampfer.

He played 4:52 in the first period, 4:44 in the second period and 1:12 in the third period.

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Jan 7, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Adam Clendening (4) takes a slap shot during the third period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. The Rangers defeated the Blue Jackets 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)
Jan 7, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Adam Clendening (4) takes a slap shot during the third period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. The Rangers defeated the Blue Jackets 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)

Adam Clendening said that he is surprised to be a scratch tonight against Tampa in place Steven Kampfer. (NY Post)

He said that he felt like he was getting his chance to show what he can do because of injuries and noted that he is a big of an easy target to scratch. (NY Post)

He called the decision "more of a wakeup call" not just for himself but for the whole team. (NY Post)

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Jan 23, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) is congratulated by defenseman adam Clendening (4) after defeating the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jan 23, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) is congratulated by defenseman adam Clendening (4) after defeating the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

As an injury replacement for Dan Girardi yesterday, Adam Clendening played 15:15 and had one shot on goal.

He was credited with two giveaways, 1 hit, 1 takeaway and 2 blocked shots.

Dave Maloney said that Clendening was "really good"against the Predators and said that he plays a style of getting to the puck quickly and getting it out of the zone quickly. (MSG)

Alain Vigneault said that he thought Clendening played well and that it's not easy for a player to sit out. (MSG)

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With Dan Girardi out of the lineup tonight Adam Clendening will play and will be paired up with Marc Staal.

Clendening has sat the past four games as a healthy scratch after playing in 9 consecutive game while Marc Staal was injured.

Clendening said on Thursday that his focus is on continuing to play like he did a few weeks ago and to "move the puck quickly, be responsible and see if I can help create some offense." (NYR)

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Sep 29, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Brandon Pirri (73) in action against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Sep 29, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Brandon Pirri (73) in action against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

4:07PM: Pirri said that he looks at the struggles of the PP as his responsibility and he feels that he needs to be better as the center on the fourth line. (NY Post)

He added that he needs to start shooting the puck again, putting it on net and cause some "mayhem" in front. (NY Post)

Pirri added that the PP needs to work if he wants to continue to play. (NY Post)

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Nov 21, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers center Oscar Lindberg (24) skates with the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at the PPG Paints Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Nov 21, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers center Oscar Lindberg (24) skates with the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at the PPG Paints Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

The Rangers have announced that with Jesper Fast and Marc Staal returning to tonight's lineup that Oscar Lindberg and Adam Clendening will be scratched.

It was noted yesterday that both Staal and Fast could return to the Rangers lineup tonight.

Clendening had played in nine straight games for the Rangers prior to tonight.

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Jan 7, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Adam Clendening (4) takes a slap shot during the third period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. The Rangers defeated the Blue Jackets 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)
Jan 7, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Adam Clendening (4) takes a slap shot during the third period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. The Rangers defeated the Blue Jackets 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)

Adam Clendening has played in 9 straight games after only playing in 9 of the Rangers first 40 games.

On the season, Clendening has 1 goal, 7 assists, a plus 6 rating, 23 shots on goal and an average of 16:06 per game.

Since being a regular, Clendening has 1 goal, 4 assists, an even rating, 17 shots on goal and an average of 16:06 per game.

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Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn scores a goal past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger)
Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn scores a goal past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger)

The New York Rangers' three-goal third-period rally fell short as they allowed three goals in the first period and four goals in the second en route to a 7-6 loss to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • 0:27 NYR Derek Stepan; Assists: Chris Kreider, Mats Zuccarello
  • 12:34 DAL Patrick Eaves (power play); Assists: Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin
  • 12:46 DAL Patrick Sharp; Assist: Radek Faksa
  • 17:54 DAL Jamie Benn; Assists: Cody Eakin, Eaves

Second period:

  • 4:32 DAL Antoine Roussel; Assist: Lauri Korpikoski
  • 9:56 NYR Mika Zibanejad; Assists: Rick Nash, Pavel Buchnevich
  • 12:06 NYR Buchnevich; Assists: Kevin Klein, Adam Clendening
  • 12:54 DAL Patrick Sharp; Assists: Devin Shore, Faksa
  • 15:53 DAL Adam Cracknell; Assists: Korpikoski, Dan Hamhuis
  • 17:40 DAL Eakin; Assists: Eaves, Benn

Third period:

  • 3:11 NYR Kreider; Assists: Stepan, Zuccarello
  • 5:31 NYR Stepan; Assists: Ryan McDonagh, Zuccarello
  • 7:26 NYR Zibanejad; Assists: Nash, Buchnevich
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Jan 7, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Adam Clendening (4) celebrates a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period at Nationwide Arena. The Rangers defeated the Blue Jackets 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)
Jan 7, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Adam Clendening (4) celebrates a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period at Nationwide Arena. The Rangers defeated the Blue Jackets 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)

The NHL has changed the scoring on Adam Clendening's second goal on Saturday night, that tied the game at 4 for the Rangers, and have credited to Michael Grabner.

With the goal now attributed to Grabner it retroactively gives him a Hat Trick and 19 goals on the season.

Clendening fired a shot from the boards that beat Columbus goalie Curtis McElhinney. While Clendening was shooting the puck Grabner skated by and the puck apparently went off of him.

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Jan 7, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Adam Clendening (4) takes a slap shot during the third period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. The Rangers defeated the Blue Jackets 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)
Jan 7, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Adam Clendening (4) takes a slap shot during the third period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. The Rangers defeated the Blue Jackets 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)

Adam Clendening had two goals on 4 shots on goal, 2 shot attempts that were blocked and 1 shot that missed the net.

Clendening was a minus one, had a giveaway and played 15:02 with 13:47 coming at even strength.

Alain Vigneault said after the game that he was happy for Clendening but happier for the team overall.

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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

Adam Clendening played 13:19 on Wednesday against the Flyers with 2 giveaways, 1 takeaway and 1 blocked shot.

Clendeing was also called for holding in the second period.

He played 4:37 in the first period, 3:45 in the second period and 4:57 in the third period while also seeing 34 seconds of PP time in the first period.

When Clendening was on the ice at 5 on 5 the Rangers had 9 shot attempts for, 10 against and 4 shots on goal for and 2 against. (Natural Stat Trick)

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Dec 8, 2016; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; New York Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei (76) controls the puck past Winnipeg Jets center Bryan Little (18) during the third period at MTS Centre. Rangers win 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports (Bruce Fedyck)
Dec 8, 2016; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; New York Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei (76) controls the puck past Winnipeg Jets center Bryan Little (18) during the third period at MTS Centre. Rangers win 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports (Bruce Fedyck)

6:54PM: Brady Skjei will be a healthy scratch Friday night for the Rangers and Adam Clendening will come into the Rangers lineup.

Skjei has played in all 35 of the Rangers games this season and is averaging 16:46 per game.

Clendening last played on 12/13 against Chicago.

 

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8:24PM: Clendening told the NY Post that he understands that changes aren't usually made when a team is playing well and that "knock on wood" everyone has been healthy.

He said that the players believe that they might have "something going on here that might last a while." (NY Post)

5:18PM: Alain Vigneault said that he has not made up his mind about the six players the Rangers will use on defense Friday night against the Wild.

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In his return to the lineup, Adam Clendening had an assist, 1 shot attempt that was blocked, 2 hits and 1 blocked shot in 14:21.

Clendening was also called for holding at 12:21 of the third period which results in Jack Eichel's tying goal.

He played 4:40 in the first, 4:09 in the second and 5:32 in the third and when he was on the ice at 5 on 5 the Rangers had 6 shot attempts for, 10 against, 1 shot on goal for and 3 against. (Natural Stat Trick)

Alain Vigneault said before the game that he wanted to see Clendening in the lineup because he did a good job early in the season and because he is a right handed shot the Rangers could use on the PP. (Newsday)

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2:39PM: Clendening spoke in Buffalo today and said (NYR):

  • "every time that you get to come into the lineup after being out is an opportunity. I don't think I need to do anything special. I just need to play my game, move the puck and help out on the PP if I can."
  • How do you fit in, "I play to my strengths, I can move the puck, help out on the PP, join the rush, create a little bit of offense and it's been working when I was in the lineup."
  • On being moved around a lot the past few years, "it's nice to see different cities and know different guys but you always want to find a home and play every night. It's been fun but difficult."
  • A lot of family tonight, "just mom, dad and sister." 
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Larry Brooks writes that Alain Vigneault's decision to keep going with the same six defensemen every night and not take another look at Adam Clendening is "baffling." (NY Post)

He compares it to Dylan McIlrath's situation last year but notes that Clendening is a mobile puck-mover who better suits Vigneault's system. (NY Post)

Brooks says that with the Rangers issues dealing with the neutral zone trap it might be "beneficial" to see if Clendening can make a difference "clearing the zone, transporting the puck and beating the trap." (NY Post)

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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

Adam Clendening was put into the Rangers lineup around game time last night when it was revealed that Pavel Buchnevich would not be able to play because of back spasms.

Clendening did not take one shift during the game last night.

Alain Vigneault said after the game that Clendening didn't have a warmup and that their plan was to possibly use him on the PP.

The Rangers though did not have a PP last night and because of that, Alain Vigneault said "we didn't use him."

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Adam Clendening returned to the Rangers lineup last night as a replacement for Dan Girardi who was given the night off.

Clendening was paired with Marc Staal and had an assist, plus one rating, 1 shot attempt that was blocked and 2 blocked shots in 16:31.

He played 5:57 in the first period, 6:55 in the second period and 3:39 in the third period.

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New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Danny Wild/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Danny Wild/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Rangers scored four goals in the second period en route to a 5-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • 2:12 NYR Kevin Hayes; Assists: Kevin Klein, Brady Skjei
  • 10:45 WIN Patrik Laine; Assists: Ben Chiarot, Mark Scheifele

Second period:

  • 10:02 NYR Mats Zuccarello; Assist: Chris Kreider
  • 12:02 WIN Scheifele; Assists: Paul Postma, Nikolaj Ehlers
  • 13:01 NYR J.T. Miller; Assist: Nick Holden
  • 16:24 NYR Jesper Fast; Assists: Klein, Brandon Pirri
  • 17:05 NYR Pavel Buchnevich; Assists: Pirri, Adam Clendening
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Apr 4, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi (5) against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. The Rangers won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)
Apr 4, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi (5) against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. The Rangers won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)

8:23PM: Vigneault said of Girardi (NYR):

  • "When Dan suffered his groin injury a couple of weeks back, decided with our medical staff that on back to back games we would be preventative…careful on back to backs and that is what we are doing."
  • It's preventive. When the injury happened, with our doc and Rammer we discussed on back to back nights, not a long time but a short time. We want to be careful and this is the first back to back."

5:23PM: Dan Girardi will be scratched tonight and replaced with Adam Clendening in the Rangers lineup. (Brooks)

Girardi was told yesterday by Alain Vigneault that he won't play tonight and reportedly "understands."

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(AP)

Alain Vigneault said Monday that Adam Clendening will likely return to the lineup for the Rangers' busier upcoming schedule. Clendening last game was on Oct. 22 against the Capitals where he lasted 11:55 and had picked up an assist. He has played five games for the Rangers this season with one assist, a plus-three rating, four shots on goal and an average of 16:48 per game.

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Nov 12, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi (5) after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the third period of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers defeated the Blues 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports ( Adam Hunger)
Nov 12, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi (5) after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the third period of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers defeated the Blues 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports ( Adam Hunger)

The Rangers announced last night that today's 11:30AM morning skate would only be for players who are not playing tonight.

Dan Rosen notes that Dan Girardi DID NOT skate this morning and that Adam Clendening did skate.

Alain Vigneault said yesterday that Girardi would likely be available today for the Rangers.

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Adam Clendening was the third star in last night's Rangers win over the Islanders with 2 assists in 20:19.

Clendening had one shot on goal, one shot attempt blocked, 1 that missed the net, 1 hit and 1 giveaway.

He played 15:23 at even strength, 2:38 on the PP, 2:18 on the PK and 6 minutes in the first, 8:28 in the second and 5:51 in the third.

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Adam Clendening skates during the third period against the San Jose Sharks. (AP)
Adam Clendening skates during the third period against the San Jose Sharks. (AP)

In the 2012 edition of The Hockey News Future Watch, Adam Clendening was ranked as the 8th prospect on the Blackhawks, ahead of Kevin Hayes.

The 2012 edition said of Clendening, "a playmaker the Hawks think can be a PP QB down the road."

In 2013, The Hockey News Future Watch had Clendening ranked 6th and they wrote "skilled offensive defenseman starting to get noticed, played in AHL All-Star game."

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Mar 12, 2016; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers defenseman Adam Clendening (27) during the face off against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period at Rexall Place. Arizona Coyotes won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports (Sergei Belski)
Mar 12, 2016; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers defenseman Adam Clendening (27) during the face off against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period at Rexall Place. Arizona Coyotes won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports (Sergei Belski)

Adam Clendening said that he has been interested in joining the Rangers ever since he knew he wasn't going to return to the Oilers this season. (NYR)

He said that he knows the Rangers needed a player like him "who can move the puck from the back end and has a good shot." (NYR)

Clendening said that the Rangers were interested "right away" and figured it would be a good fit. (NYR)

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The Rangers signed 23-year old defenseman Adam Clendening to a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 in the NHL and $300,000 in the AHL.

Clendening was drafted by Chicago in the second round in 2011 and then:

  • 1/29/15: Traded by Chicago to Vancouver for Gustav Forsling
  • 7/28/15: Traded by Vancouver to Pittsburgh along with Nick Bonino in the Brandon Sutter trade
  • 1/15/16: Traded by Pittsburgh with David Perron to Anaheim for Carl Hagelin
  • 1/27/16: Claimed by Edmonton off of waivers from Anaheim

Over the past two seasons Clendening has played in 50 NHL games: 4 for Chicago, 17 for Vancouver, 9 for the Penguins and 20 for the Oilers.

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Mar 12, 2016; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers defenseman Adam Clendening (27) during the face off against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period at Rexall Place. Arizona Coyotes won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports (Sergei Belski)
Mar 12, 2016; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers defenseman Adam Clendening (27) during the face off against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period at Rexall Place. Arizona Coyotes won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports (Sergei Belski)

The Rangers have signed right-shot defenseman Adam Clendening to a two-year deal worth $600,000 in the NHL and $300,000 in the AHL. (Dreger)

Clendening, 23, has played 50 games in the NHL with Chicago, Edmonton, Pittsburgh and Vancouver.

He was a 2nd round pick of Chicago in 2011 and last season played 20 games wit hthe Oilers, scoring 1 goal and 5 assists.

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