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Jesper Fast (Jesper Fasth)

Jesper Fast said that his game took a step last season but he wants to continue to improve and build upon his experience. (NYR)

He said that he wants to play "as much as possible" and needs to show the coaches that he is "getting better." (NYR)

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Jesper Fast showed last season that he is ready to take the next step in his career. (Dobber Hockey)

Fast played 11:48 last season, had 102 hits and 6 goals and 8 assists.

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Jesper Fast said that his goal for this coming season is to play more and to score more. (Hockey Sverige)

Fast played 11:48 last season, had 102 hits and 6 goals and 8 assists.

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Jesper Fast played 58 games for the Rangers in the regular season and averaged 11:48 per game.

In 19 playoff games, Fast averaged 14:49 per game and played 21:24 in the Rangers Game 7 win over Washington and over 18 minutes in both Game 6 and 7 against Tampa Bay.

Alain Vigneault said during the playoffs that Fast is a "real smart, hard working player."

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?Jesper Fast had two goals in the Rangers game three loss to Tampa but said after the game that he wasn't happy because the team lost. (NY Post)

He said that scoring is good for his confidence but he doesn't take any positives out of the game because the Rangers lost. (The Record)

Derek Stepan said that Fast has played "great" for the Rangers and has developed nice chemistry with himself and Chris Kreider. (The Record)

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4:29PM: Fast said today that he feels he can play well both offensively and defensively but always as part of a five-man unit. (Ranger Rants)

9:37AM: In game two on Saturday, Jesper Fast was moved up to skate with Derek Stepan and Chris Kreider and had an assist, 2 shots on goal, 2 hits and 2 giveaways in 15:05.

Fast played 5:36 of the third period including 5 shifts in the final 10:30 and a shift of 1:23 with Braden Holtby pulled.

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Jesper Fast has goals in two straight games for the second time this season and the second time in his career after scoring on both Saturday against Carolina and Sunday against the Ducks.

Fast has three shots in the past two games and has skated with Kevin Hayes and Carl Hagelin on the Rangers third line.

In the past two games, Fast has started 12 shifts in the offensive zone, 10 in the neutral zone and 3 in the defense zone. (War On Ice)

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Joe Micheletti said, "The goal he scored was so deserving."

Joe added that Fast has been given a chance to be more offensive now and his confidence is growing because of it. He said that Fast is a very smart player who the Rangers have relied on for his defense.

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Alain Vigneault said today that Jesper Fast is "very close" to returning to the Rangers lineup. (NYR)

For more on Fast and his injury, click HERE.

Fast said, It feels pretty good, getting better every day, feel like I am close to being ready. (NYR)

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12:33PM: Alain Vigneault said today on Fast, "I think probably 1-2 practices away, depends on if you consider a morning skate a practice, he is real close to getting the clearance from the medical staff."?(NYR)

10:28AM: Fast is skating with the defensemen today. (Gross)

10:26AM: Jesper Fast is skating this morning in a regular jersey and not the non-contact jersey he had been skating with. (Gross)

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2/23/15 | 11:58PM: Jesper Fast is skating again today in a non-contact jersey. (Gross)

2/22/15 | 12:08PM: Alain Vigneault says that Fast is expected to take part in full practice this week. (Zipay)

11:04AM: Fast is shooting the puck at the morning skate. (Zipay)

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2/19/15 |?Alain Vigneault said today, "he is coming along, riding the bike, I would say that within the next week he should be skating again." (NYR)

2/16/15 | 1:17PM: Jesper Fast is undergoing physical therapy but is not yet ready to resume skating because of his sprained knee. (NYR)

Fast was at the Nassau Coliseum today but limping around. He recently got his knee brace off. (Andrew Gross)

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2/8/15 | 8:05PM: Jesper Fast will be out 2-3 weeks with a first degree sprain of his knee. (NYR)

Fast took a hit from Anton Volchenkov in the second period against Nashville and did not return.

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Alain Vigneault says that he and the players have a lot of faith that when Jesper Fast is on the ice he will make the right play.? (Newsday)

Joe Micheletti said recently that Vigneault couldn't say enough good things about Fast, calling his work ethic "exemplary" and saying that he goes to the net and he gives it his all on every shift.

Right before the season Vigneault said, "when he is on the ice, coaches and management have a lot of trust that he will do the right thing. In his role it?s more of a 3/4 line player who will help us kill penalties."

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Since being called up in early November, the Rangers are 15-3-2 when Jesper Fast is in the lineup. (Rangers Game Notes)

On the season, the Rangers are 16-5-2 when Fast is in the lineup.

Fast has 3 goals and 3 assists in 23 games, has 18 shots on goal, 43 hits, 10 blocked shots, 1 giveaway, 5 takeaways and an average of 11:11 per game.

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8:48PM: The NHL explanation of the situation is below (NHL)

8:41PM: With 5 minutes left in the second period, Jesper Fast put a shot on net from in close that he thought was in but was not ruled a goal on the ice.

Play continued for another 16 seconds before the horn was blown inside play to stop play. The referee went to the penalty box and was given a headset where he reviewed the play which confirmed that the puck did cross the line.

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Jesper Fast returned to the Rangers lineup last night, played 13:01 and had five hits.

The 13:01 was Fast's fourth highest time on ice of the season.

He played 5:01 in the first, 3:41 in the second and 4:19 in the third with 28 seconds on the PK.

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5:34PM: Dominic Moore said on MSG that Fast is responsible, smart, quick and can make good plays.

12/31/14 | 8:38AM: For the first time in 15 games, Jesper Fast was a healthy scratch on Monday night against Dallas.

Alain Vigneault said that Fast has been playing well but felt that sitting him out against Dallas was the "right thing to do." (Daily News)

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JT Miller will return to the Rangers lineup tonight after being a healthy scratch on Saturday night against the Devils. (NYR)

Brian Leetch said recently that JT Miller is a player going through the process but finding his consistency. He adds that Miller is big and strong enough to be a physical player who drives to the net.

Jesper Fast will come out of the lineup and be a healthy scratch. (NYR)

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Jesper Fast says that he looks at Mats Zuccarello as a player that he can learn a lot from.(VG)

He says that Zuccarello is a small player but one who gets a lot out of his size. Fast says that Zuccarello has a big heart. (VG)

Zuccarello said in late November that Fast had been very good for the Rangers. (VG)

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Henrik Lundqvist describes fellow Swede Jesper Fast as a "smart player," a good skater and someone who has good hands around the net. (Hockey Sverige)

He said that Fast is a good role player for the Rangers who can play big minutes in the bottom six. Lundqvist added that scoring a couple of goals should help Fast's confidence. (Hockey Sverige)

On Carl Hagelin, Lundqvist said that he is a "strong skater" with good speed and is a player who sees the game really well and make "great passes."

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Jesper Fast had a goal, his first regular season goal, and an assist in 10:03 of ice time yesterday.

Fast had 3 hits and 3:04 in the first, 4:01 in the second and 2:58 in the third.

He was on the ice for 9 shot attempts for and 9 against and played mostly with Dominic Moore and JT Miller. (Natural Stat Trick)

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Jesper Fast played 12:20 on Tuesday against the Penguins in his return to the Rangers lineup after being called up.

Fast had two hits and a takeaway but did not register a shot attempt. He played 3:30 in the first, 3:35 in the second and 5:15 in the third while skating with Dominic Moore and Tanner Glass.

When he was on the ice, he only played at even strength, the Rangers had 6 shot attempts for while surrendering 17.

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2:06PM: Alain Vigneault said of Fast today ?the feedback that we got from the staff there was that he had been playing extremely well, very dependable at both ends of the rink. We wanted a right winger, not a center and he was their best right now and we called him up."

Fast said today (NYR):

  • On his season so far, "I thought I had a good preseason. It was disappointing to be sent down but it's how it is an to be ready for the next opportunity."
  • "It's my second year here, it's all about development and being the best player that I can and getting better."
  • On Hartford, "we have a great group of guys both on and off the ice. Oscar has been playing really good, we just give him the puck and he goes. We have good chemistry and hopefully keep it up."

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The Rangers have called up Jesper Fast from Hartford. (Larry Brooks)

Fast's cap hit is $805,500.

In 11 games with the Wolf Pack, Fast has 1 goal and 8 assists, a minus two rating, 2 PIM and 17 shots on goal.

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The Wolf Pack beat the Worcester Sharks 4-3 on Sunday.

??? ?Mat Bodie: 2 assists, plus one, 1 shot

??? ?Ryan Bourque: 1 assist, 1 shot

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The Wolf Pack lost to the Albany Devils 7-3 last night.

  • Mat Bodie: 1 assist, minus one
  • Conor Allen: minus two
  • Dylan McIlrath: minus one, holding and roughing penalties
  • Ryan Bourque: minus two, 1 shot, unsportsmanlike conduct
  • JT Miller: 1 goal, 6 shots
  • Marek Hrivik: 1 goal, minus one, 2 shots
  • Chris Bourque: 1 goal, plus one, 4 shots, tripping penalty
  • Oscar Lindberg: minus FOUR, 2 shots, roughing penalty
  • Jesper Fast: 2 assists, minus one, 5 shots, holding penalty
  • Danny Kristo: minus two, 1 shot, fight
  • Ryan Haggerty: minus three, 3 shots

Marek Hrivik goal:

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The Rangers have sent JT Miller and Jesper Fast down to Hartford and called up Chris Mueller.

Fast played in three games to start the season, was a minus one, had three shots on goal, 2 blocked shots and an average of 12:41 per game. He also saw 1:47 per game on the PK.

Miller was a minus four in three games, had 7 shots on goal, 4 hits, 3 blocked shots, 1 giveaway, 3 takeaways, 9 faceoff wins and 14 losses and average of 12:06 per game.

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In two preseason games, Jesper Fast has 3 goals, 5 shots on goal, 3 hits and played 13:22 and 14:39.

On the MSG training camp show, Sam Rosen said, "I think he makes the team. Everyone that I talk to is very high on him, loves his play on the ice, the intelligence with which he plays, always in the right position, defensively responsible, a regular on the PK and has been very good and he has added some goal scoring."

Joe Micheletti added that Fast is bigger and stronger and brings a high level of intelligence about how to play the game.

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Jesper Fast says that he was told following last season that he needed to add strength so after working on his upper body and legs he feels that he is in a better position to show what kind of player he is. (NY Post)

Fast says that he feels more comfortable this season knowing his teammates and what the expectations are of him. He says that he feels more confident. (NY Post)

Larry Brooks writes that Alain Vigneault felt "safe" with Fast last season because of his play away from the puck. Fast says that the players are aware of how many spots are up for grabs.

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Jesper Fast says that it's important to be at your best over the next three weeks before the season starts to try and secure a spot on the opening night roster. (Expressen)

He says that you have to believe in yourself but the competition will be "very tough" and many players are interested in the open spots. (Expressen)

On Oscar Lindberg's chances to make the team, Fast says that Lindberg "has a good chance" and is "next in line." Fast says that both players have a shot at making the roster with good camps. (Expressen)

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Jesper Fast switched from #12 to #91 over the summer after newly signed Ranger Lee Stempniak was given #12.

Fast said that he was offered a bunch of different numbers over the summer in the 40s and 50s and decided to go with #91 because that was the year he was born.(Rangers)

Other Rangers who have worn #91 include:

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8/21/14 | 10:35AM: Last season, Jesper Fast played 11 games for the Rangers in the regular season and 3 for the Rangers in the playoffs.

He averaged 11:17 per game in the regular season and 9:39 per game for the Rangers in the playoffs in mostly a bottom six role.

In the AHL, Fast had 17 goals and 17 assists in 48 games.

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The Rangers have announced the jersey numbers for new players this season (Rangers):

  • Dan Boyle: 22
  • Tanner Glass: 15
  • Lee Stempniak: 12
Jesper Fast will switch from 12 to 91.

Matthew Lombardi, Michael Kostka, Matt Hunwick and Steven Kampfer are still without numbers.

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Jesper Fast, JT Miller and Raphael Diaz all entered the Rangers lineup last night and replaced Dan Carcillo, Derek Dorsett and John Moore.

Alain Vigneault said on MSG after the game that he didn't want to go into all the reasons why he made the changes but having fresh legs was part of it.


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In his second game with the Rangers since being called back up, Jesper Fast played 12 minutes, had two shot attempts that missed the net and five hits.

Fast played:

  • First Period: 3:32
  • Second Period: 4:11
  • Third Period: 4:17
Fast was on the ice for (5 on 5) 14 shot attempts for and only 2 against, and 6 shots on goal for and 2 against. (ES)

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In his return to the Rangers lineup, after being called up on Monday, Jesper Fast played 13:54, had 1 shot on goal, 1 shot blocked, 3 hit and 1 blocked shot.

Fast played:

  • First Period: 4:02
  • Second Period: 5:47
  • Third Period: 4:05
At 5 on 5, Fast was on the ice for 12 shot attempts for and 12 against with 8 shots on goal for and 6 against. (ES)

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The Wolf Pack beat Norfolk 3-2 yesterday:

  • Chris McCarthy: 1 shot
  • Conor Allen: nothing on scoresheet
  • Dylan McIlrath: plus one, 1 shot
  • Ryan Bourque: 1 goal, 1 assist, plus 2, 6 shots
  • JT Miller: 1 assist, 3 shots, high sticking and hooking penalty
  • Marek Hrivik: plus 2, 1 shot, interference penalty
  • Oscar Lindberg: nothing on scoresheet
  • Jesper Fast: 2 goals, 1 assist, plus 2, 3 shots
  • Danny Kristo: 2 shots

Game:

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The Wolf Pack beat the Phantoms 4-2:

  • ?Conor Allen: 3 shots
  • Dylan McIlrath: plus one, 1 shot
  • Ryan Bourque: plus one
  • JT Miller: 2 assists, 4 shots
  • Marek Hrivik: 2 shots
  • Oscar Lindberg: 1 goal, plus one, 6 shots
  • Jesper Fast: 2 goals, 1 assist, 4 shots,
  • Danny Kristo: 1 goal, 1 assist, 4 shots, holding penalty

GAME

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The Wolf Pack beat the Albany Devils 4-3 last night:

  • Conor Allen: 2 assists, plus one, 1 shot, slashing penalty
  • Dylan McIlrath: minus one, 2 shots
  • Ryan Bourque: 1 goal, 2 assists, plus 4, 3 shots
  • JT Miller: 1 goal, 3 assists, plus 4, 1 shot
  • Marek Hrivik: nothing on scoresheet
  • Oscar Lindberg: 2 shots
  • Jesper Fast: 1 goal, plus 3, 1 shot
  • Danny Kristo: 1 shot
Highlights below

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