Brendan Smith has played in the last five games for the Rangers after sitting out the final game before the Rangers bye week and their first game after the bye.
Prior to coming back into the lineup, Alain Vigneault was asked about Smith and said, "he would be the first to say, I think, that he can be better. There are a lot of things we all like about Smitty, his energy, the way that he comes to play. But for this first half, I would say that it hasn't been what we expected, it hasn't been the same player that we saw last year.
In the five games since Smith has returned, he has 1 goal, a minus 2 rating, 18 PIM, 14 shots on goal and an average of 17:52.