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Mats Zuccarello will wear a new helmet this season that was produced by Bauer. (NTB)

Zuccarello said that the new helmet was the Rangers idea and that is features the "latest technology." (NTB)

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Chris Kreider spoke with the Rangers website and said that Mats Zuccarello is doing "really well" in his recovery from the injury he sustained in Game 5 against Pittsburgh. (NYR)

Kreider said that Zuccarello, "bounced back in pretty incredible fashion."(NYR)

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Mats Zuccarello said before his charity game in Norway that he will be ready for training camp and that he feels "very fresh." (VG)

He said he is no longer getting headaches and that doctors told him that his body feels 100%. (VG) (TV2)

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Alain Vigneault said that he received an email last week from his medical staff that stated everything with Mats Zuccarello's recovery is "coming along fine" and that he should be "100%" by the beginning of August. (NHL.com)

Vigneault said that Zuccarello was making "real good strides" during the playoffs and that the team doctors did a "great job" helping him recover. (NHL.com)

Zuccarello skated and scored in his charity game last week.

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Carl Hagelin, Derick Brassard and Swedish from from New Jersey went to visit Mats Zuccarello shortly after he was injured. (VG)

Hagelin said that after first seeing Zuccarello "we had to go back out in the hallway and cry a little" before pulling themselves together and going back into the room.? (VG)

Hagelin said that Zuccarello couldn't speak but was all there mentally with different appliances and wires around him. (VG)

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Mats Zuccarello texted his mother on the nigh that he was injured saying that he was "fine" but his mother Anita got on the first flight to New York that she could.?(VG)

Zuccarello said that his mother didn't know how bad it was when she got to the ICU in the hospital that night. (VG)

Zuccarello said that he got a lump in his throat and "almost started to cry" when he first saw his mom and that she tried to "be strong" but had to retreat to the bathroom to get herself together.? (VG)

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In Game 5 of the Rangers series against the Penguins, Ryan McDonagh put a shot towards the net that ended up hitting Mats Zuccarello in the helmet.

Zuccarello left the game and didn't play again in the playoffs after suffering a bruise on his bruise and other ailments.

On breakup day, McDonagh was asked about Zuccarello and said "nobody knew what was going on the night of. After the game I went to our trainer and asked where he was and he said that he was in the hospital and I went with our doctor to see him and it was not a very good sight for sure." (NYR)

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8PM: The Rangers confirmed that Zuccarello has been cleared to play in the game next week. (Newsday)

7:13AM: Mats Zuccarello's Norwegian manager says that Zuccarello will play next week in a charity game that he organized. (TV2)

Zuccarello said himself that he will play. (TV2)

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Derick Brassard said that the Rangers "really missed" Mats Zuccarello during the playoffs and that Zuccarello is a big part of the team. (NYR)

Brassard said "you need all of your people and he is one of our top players and I think that we just need him to get healthy this summer and come back stronger next year."(NYR)

He added, "I saw him the day after the incident at the hospital and it wasn?t easy and at the same time he was taken care of by our doctors and they did a good job and it was too bad that he couldn?t play in the conference final and we just need him to take this summer and make sure that he will be 100% for next season."

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Alain Vigneault said on Mike Francesa earlier this week that the loss of Zuccarello was "tremendous."

He said that the Rangers knew that if they lost any of their top-six forwards it would be difficult to score and the team had to do a lot of shuffling to make the lines work.

Vigneault added that you hope that when guys get hurt it won't be for a while and that "In Mats' case it was for the remainder of the season but we kept him around the team. He is well liked and respected and kept our fingers crossed that maybe we would have the opportunity to play with him in the final but we didn't get to that."

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6/1/15 | 3:52PM: Zuccarello added that he couldn't walk for 2-3 weeks and when he would get off his couch he would nearly faint. (TV2)
  • He said that it went from being really bad to being better quickly and that as of now the one thing that bothers him the most is talking. (TV2)
  • He said that he is not 100% yet but as the blood went off of his brain he felt better and could speak more.
  • He said that he couldn't talk when he returned to the locker room after being hit and realized when he got to the hospital that it was much more serious. (TV2)
  • He said that he expects to play in his charity All-Star game on June 19th. (TV2)
  • He will be able to train again with weights in a few weeks. (TV2)
Zuccarello's friend Alex Bonsaken said that he was worried Zucc would have permanent injuries but Zuccarello was "very clear" that he would be fine. (VG)

Anderson said that the Rangers discovered the damage to Zuccarello quickly and started taking the proper steps.

6/1/15 | 3:25PM: Mats Zuccarello met with the media for the first time since taking a puck to the head in Game 5 of the series against the Penguins and said (NYR)

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6/1/15 | 12:38PM: Mats Zuccarello suffered a "brain contusion" in Game 5 of the Rangers first round series against the Penguins. (Zipay)

He has not healed just yet but is expected to make a full recovery. (Zipay)

He said that he should be ready for training camp. (Cyrgalis)

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Zuccarello skated briefly yesterday at Rangers practice. He will not play tonight in Game 7.

Alain Vigneault jokingly said yesterday that Zuccarello was "flying out there" and "getting close" before saying that he was still "day to day."

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Derick Brassard stayed on during the Rangers morning skate yesterday for longer than normal and he was asked if he was working on anything in particular.

Brassard responded by saying, "No, not really. I was just playing there with Marty and Zuc came on the ice with a big smile, and I think that actually kind of helped me to have a smile on my face a little bit. I wasn't working on anything. I was just playing there." (ASAP Sports)

Zuccarello jumped on the ice yesterday at the end of the Rangers morning skate. Zuccarello has not yet been cleared for contact.

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5/26/15 | 4:08PM: Henrik Lundqvist said today, "he has been around the team for a while and it's always fun to see him around. Whenever someone goes away for a while you don't want to see that. He is a big part of this team so just seeing him around is a big energy booster for us and hopefully we can keep on playing so he can join us but right now we are focused on tonight." (NYR)

2:07PM: Alain Vigneault said today of Zuccarello, "day-to-day, and he's getting better."

12:44PM: Alain Vigneault says that Zuccarello won't play tonight and that there is no change in his status. (Gulitti)

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5/25/15 |5:33PM: Zuccarello is with the team down in Tampa. (Zipay)

7:05AM: Derek Stepan said that the Rangers are missing Zuccarello but it's a team game and they need to try to win without him. (VG)

5/24/15 | 12:08PM: Alain Vigneault said today (via ASAP Sports):

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5/19/15 | 8:16PM: When asked about Zuccarello on Tuesday, Vigneault said:

"Like I've done throughout my time here, regular season and playoffs, I work with the players that are available. I don't worry about the ones that are not. I just love having Zuc around because he smiles a lot, but other than that I'm not thinking about him. He's not ready to play." (via the NHL)

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5/17/15 | 1:15PM: Zuccarello has not started skating yet. (Gross)

5/15/15 | 1:38PM: Alain Vigneault said that Zuccarello is doing everything but skating. (NYR)

9:19AM: Pierre McGuire said on Boomer and Carton that if the series goes deep "maybe" Zuccarello could play but not early in the series. (WFAN)

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Carl Hagelin said after the game that it's great to have Zuccarello around and that he is a great person. Hagelin added that if Zuccarello can have a smile on his face, "everyone should be able to." (NY Post)

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5/10/15 | 7:28AM: Alain Vigneault said that Zuccarello has been in constant contact with the coaches, management, trainers and teammates. He said that it's nice to have Zuccarello around because he is an upbeat person. (The Record)

Dan Girardi said that it's "great" to see Zuccarello around and that he is always keeping everything light. He said that the team had seen Zucc before Friday but it was nice to see him feeling good and being out with the team. (Ranger Rants)

5/9/15 | 5:08PM: Zuccarello is on the trip but there is no update on his status except that the team says he is progressing. ?(Strang?and Rosen)

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Mats Zuccarello's manager in Norway says that Zuccarelllo has "been long in peace" and has been allowed to start riding the bike and doing other like training. (VG)

He said that Zuccarello has no timeline for a return and that he suffered a "sharp" concussion.? (VG)

Zuccarello is taking things slow and "one step at a time." (VG)

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Derick Brassard said yesterday that not having Mats Zuccarello is a "big loss" for the Rangers and that "if he isn't our best player up front he is not to far from that."(NYR)

Asked what specifically what the Rangers miss about Zuccarello, Brassard said his "passion" and that he is someone who shows up and competes every night, "we're missing that a lot, obviously." (North Jersey)

Zuccarello is out for the whole series with the Caps and possibly longer after taking a puck to the head from Ryan McDonagh in game five.

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4/30/15 |7PM: The Norwegian media is also reporting that Zuccarello could be done for the playoffs. (Nettavisen)

12:44PM: Mats Zuccarello will not be available at all for the Rangers in their second round series against the Caps and the chance of him returning for a potential Eastern Conference Final or Stanley Cup final are "in doubt." (NY Post)

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Alain Vigneault was talking about Marty St. Louis and mentioned "Marty is one of those guys and considering that Zucc isn't going to be available that is considered one of our offensive players has experience being in these pressure moments and big games and we will need him to help us lead the way. (NYR)

Vigneault was then asked if he didn't expect to see Zuccarello for the series against the Caps and said, "I wouldn't say that. I would just say that he is out indefinitely at this time."

Zuccarello took a puck to the head on Friday in game five and was ruled to be out indefinitely on Monday.

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Pierre McGuire was on TSN1050 this morning and was asked about the injury to Mats Zuccarello.

Pierre said, "I was doing the game and saw the play and knew right away he was in trouble and reported it on air. The puck came with serious velocity and hit him clean, it never stopped or touched anything before it hit him. I know he was reaching for his face as he was going off the ice and that isn't a good sign."

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Carl Hagelin told the Norwegian press last night that his game winning goal that put the Rangers in the second round was for Mats Zuccarello who was injured earlier in the game. (VG) (Nettavisen)

Hagelin said that he and Derick Brassard were talking about how they felt bad Zuccarello couldn't be there at the end and that the game winning goal was for him. He said that he hopes to see Zuccarello in the next game. (VG) (Nettavisen)

Zuccarello took a puck to the side of the head in the first period and did not return. Alain Vigneault didn't have much of an update after the game.

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