Pavel Buchnevich said that during his time in the KHL he was only a healthy scratch once and that he was a healthy scratch for the second time in his NHL career last night against the Leafs. (NHL.com/RU)
He said that he wants to play, score and help the Rangers and that Scott Arniel was the one who told him he would be scratched. (NHL.com/RU)
Steve Zipay noted yesterday that Buchnevich had a long chat with Arniel before practice.
Buchnevich has been speaking with Mika Zibanejad a lot and Zibanejad said that everyone has to remember that Buchnevich is still a rookie and playing in his first year overseas. (NHL.com/RU)
Zibanejad added that he is "absolutely convinced that he is a great hockey player" who is learning and going through some "hard times." He said that Buchnevich seeks out help, wants to learn and that he will be "fine." (NHL.com/RU)
Buchnevich added that he has been adjusting well to living in America. (NHL.com/RU)