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The Rangers have announced that following his MRI, Rick Nash will be out for one week after tweaking his groin last night.
Nash has 11 goals and 7 assists in 27 games this season and 4 goals and 3 assists in the past 8 games.
Over the next week or so the Rangers play @Winnipeg, @Chicago, Devils, Chicago, @Dallas.
Alain Vigneault said on Wednesday that one of the things that the Rangers are thinking about will be whether to insert Adam Clendening into the lineup.
Vigneault said that it was something he would think about during the team's flight to Winnipeg and added "he is definitely high on our list right now."
He played 14:21 last week in his return to the lineup against Buffalo and took the penalty that led to Jack Eichel's tying goal.
12/7/16 | 4:46PM: Vigneault said on Wednesday, "he is continuing the process of the rehab. Right now they feel that he probably needs some more time improving his strength level until they really start gearing him up on the ice. They are working on off-ice stuff, they feel he needs more time so there is no definite timetable. The strength needs to improve before they can really push him on the ice."
12/6/16: On Tuesday, Alain Vigneault said of Buchnevich:
Alain Vigneault met with the media on Wednesday prior to the Rangers flight to Winnipeg (NYR):
3:46PM: Jensen said today (NYR):
4:47PM: Alain Vigneault said that Vesey will make the trip but would not confirm if he would play.
Vigneault also said, in a question about Oscar Lindberg, that he had to see if Vesey will be available against the Jets.
1:57PM: Alain Vigneault says that Jimmy Vesey is being listed as day to day with an upper body injury. (NYR)
He will travel with the Rangers to Winnipeg and Chicago.
12/7/16 | 4:48PM: Alain Vigneault said on Wednesday, "Nash is getting an MRI as we speak. As we said yesterday he tweaked his groin and they are finding out exactly what the issues are. I'll have a better update on that tomorrow."
12/7/16 1:55PM: Nash is undergoing an MRI today and the team should know more about his status tomorrow. (NYR)
12/6/16 10:14PM: On MSG, Alain Vigneault confirmed Rick Nash's apparent injury, "Rick tweaked a groin so he had to leave the game" and added that he will have more information on his status tomorrow.
Brian Compton, Adam Rotter, and Nick Licalzi look back at the Rangers' loss to the Islanders at the Barc on Tuesday night, and discuss the Blueshirts' recent spate of injuries that have clearly affected the team's play on the ice. Later, Brian and Nick chat with Tracey Byers from CSN Chicago as the Rangers and Blackhawks are set to square off twice in the next week.
The Rangers had 10 shots on the PP in the first period last night with 9 of them coming on a 4 minute double minor for high sticking.
On that PP, the following Rangers had shots:
Alain Vigneault spoke with the media on MSG following the Rangers loss to the Islanders:
10:13AM: Alain VIgneault said on MSG that Matt Puempel has to go through the standard conussion protocol.
Asked if he had any comments on the hit, Vigneault said that he would let the league take care of it.
Alain Vigneault met with the media prior to tonight's game against the Islanders and said (NYR):
Oscar Lindberg is expected to be in the Rangers lineup tonight after Josh Jooris, along with Adam Clendening and Antti Raanta, were on the ice at the Rangers morning skate today. (Brendan Burke)
Alain Vigneault said yesterday that either Lindberg or Jooris would be scratched against the Islanders.
Lindberg missed the first five games of the season recovering from hip surgery and has played in 11 games this season while also being a healthy scratch 10 times.
Alain Vigneault said on Monday that the Rangers need to put more pucks on net but not at the expense of their creativity.
Vigneault noted that the Rangers are first in the league in scoring but 28th in the NHL in shots on goal per game.
He said that the Rangers have had a high shooting percentage since he has been the coach and that may have to do with getting "better quality shots."
Marek Hrivik will make his 2016-17 debut tonight against the Islanders after being called up yesterday.
Alain Vigneault said that he has been told that Hrivik has been playing well in Hartford and he hasn't been "quite satisfied" with how some 4th liners are playing.
Hrivik said that he feels he has had a pretty good season down in Hartford and said that wasn't sure what role he would play with the Rangers but expected it to be more defensive. (NYR)
He played in 5 games for the Rangers last season and had an assist, 3 shots on goal, 6 hits and averaged 10:43 per game.
On Saturday against Carolina, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 26 of 28 shots in the Rangers win over Carolina.
He stopped all 15 shots in the first period when the Rangers were out shot 15-3.
He said on Saturday that "I feel like the game is right there for me. It was important for me to come back here and try to help the team to get this win." (MSG)
Lundqvist said that his game is all about "focus," his "reads" and "decisions" and that the "key for him is not to think ahead and just stay in the moment of that play. (NY Post)
Alain Vigneault spoke with reporters on Monday after practice and said (NYR):
12:39PM: Alain Vigneault says that either Josh Jooris or Oscar Lindberg will be scratched tomorrow. (NYR)
12:17PM: Michael Grabner will not be with the Rangers tomorrow and is traveling home to Austria after his Grandmother passed away. (Brooks)
Marek Hrivik, who was called up, will reportedly skate with Brandon Pirri and Matt Puempel.
Grabner was at practice today but skated on a fourth defense pair with Adam Clendening. (Brooks)
11:07AM: Hrivik is on the ice at Rangers practice today. (NYR)
11:05AM: The Rangers have called up Marek Hrivik from Hartford.
From the Rangers announcement: "Hrivik, 25, has skated in 20 games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering eight goals and nine assists for 17 points, along with a plus-three rating and eight penalty minutes. He leads Hartford in points and shorthanded goals (two), is tied for the team lead in goals and assists, and is tied for second in plus/minus rating in 2016-17. Hrivik has recorded at least one point in 13 of 20 games this season, and he has posted a six-game point streak (Oct. 14 - Oct. 28) and a five-game point streak (Nov. 11 - Nov. 19) this season. He notched two points (one goal, one assist) and posted a plus-one rating in his last game with Hartford on Dec. 3 at Toronto."
Alain Vigneault said that for stretches following Derek Stepan's early first period goal on Saturday the Ranger execution was "non-existent."
He noted though that games are three periods long and that the Rangers found a way to play their best period of the night in the third.
Ryan McDonagh said that at times the Rangers got the puck but stopped moving their feet. He said that the Rangers weren't anticipating the play or thinking fast in the first two periods. (Rangers Game Note)
Mats Zuccarello had two points yesterday against Carolina, his first multi-point effort in nine games.
He had two assists, a plus two rating, 3 shots on goal, 1 shot attempt blocked and one giveaway in 19:18.
Zuccarello said that he felt he played better and that he "had to." (Nettavisen)
He said that the way he played against the Hurricanes is how he has to play and that "I must try to play that in every game." (Nettavisen)
After being scratched on Thursday, Kevin Klein returned to the Rangers lineup on Saturday and played 16:47.
He had an assist, was a plus two, 4 hits, 1 takeaway and 5 blocked shots.
He played 5:17 in the first, 5:32 in the second and 5:58 in the third and when he was on the ice at 5 on 5 the Rangers had 9 shot attempts for and 10 against. (Hockey Stats)
Joe Micheletti said on MSG that Klein's overall game was "really good," he moved the puck well, blocked shots and played his best game in a "long time."
Derek Stepan broke out yesterday against Carolina
While speaking with the media yesterday, Alain Vigneault said that he liked the following portions of the Rangers win over Carolina:
He then said "everything in-between, because there are some kids in the room here, I'm not gonna tell you what I think of those moments. "
Vigneault said that the Rangers found a way to win in the third when they could play their best hockey.
Alain Vigneault met with the media following the Rangers win over Carolina (MSG):
Alain Vigneault listed the following things about what changed for the Rangers in the third period of today's game (MSG).
He said that the Rangers "started to:"
Derek Stepan said that the Rangers started to do good things in the third, such as "shooting the puck," generating second opportunities and maintaining zone pressure. (MSG)
Kevin Klein returns to the Rangers lineup tonight and Adam Clendening will be scratched. (NYR)
Josh Jooris will play instead of Oscar Lindberg.
Alain Vigneault was asked twice on Thursday about how it seems like the Rangers have been spending more time in their own zone lately.
After answering the first question about that particular game, Vigneault was asked again if he felt it was a consistent issue and said "I do think that there were portions of the last games where we have been spending too much time in our zone."
He added, "we will take a look at it and try and fix it."
Derek Stepan said that he didn't have an answer for why this was happening and questioned whether it's structure related, "bad reads or a combination of things." (NY Post)
Vigneault said that the Rangers know all of the different scenarios and situations they may face in the neutral zone and said "we have analyzed them inside and out, we know how to beat them, we know the execution that is needed. We just need to execute better."
He talked about making the right kind of play with the puck such as a direct pass, putting the puck into an area where you can skate into it or just chipping it deep.
Adam Rotter: These teams that trap can be beaten and it shouldn't take a Herculean effort from Rick Nash to make it happen. There is no doubt that teams are out to limit the Rangers speed and, for the most part, they have been able to do so lately. If it all comes down to simple passes, simple plays and dumping and chasing to win on a certain night then that is what the Rangers have to do. If they can grab a lead and then handle the pressure being placed by the opposition then they should be in good shape to win most games. If they can't then it's very possible that the inconsistent and frustrating Rangers of last season could return.
Alain Vigneault announced earlier today that Henrik Lundqvist will start against the Hurricanes on Saturday. (NYR)
He stopped 26 of 28 shots against Carolina on Tuesday in the Rangers win and 30 of 34 shots on Thursday against Buffalo.
Lundqvist said that the goals scored against him on Thursday were "flukey" and he said that he felt he played a strong game, made a lot of "good saves" and felt that he was moving and tracking the puck well.
Alain Vigneault met with the media on Friday after Rangers practice (NYR)
JT Miller did not practice today and Alain Vigneault said that Miller is still dealing with a "nagging knee injury."
Vigneault said, "he was a maintenance day. That injury, that shot he blocked where he had some stitches is still nagging. We gave him the morning off considering that we have an afternoon game tomorrow at 1. He should be fine and good to go." (NYR)
5:22PM: Vigneault said on Friday, "I expect him to play better. Kevin is a gritty defensive type defenseman that plays with some jam. He can chip in now and then in the offensive part when the opportunity is there. I just felt that the last little while there wasn't enough, maybe urgency to his game. I am hoping to see that tomorrow with a little bit of bite and if we see that we will have a good defenseman. He has been very good for us, very reliable player in the past and maybe his game just slipped a little for an amount of time."
2:20PM: Alain Vigneault said today that there is a "good chance" that Kevin Klein will return to the Rangers lineup tomorrow against Carolina. (NYR)
JT Miller is not skating at Rangers practice and has been given a maintenance day. (NYR)
Kevin Klein is skating with Brady Skjei and Adam Clendening is skating as an extra at rotating in. (Cyrgalis)
The Rangers lines today are (Cyrgalis):
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)
Derek Stepan said that the Rangers did a lot of "really good things" in the first period but "for whatever reason" they came out in the second and "played defense the whole time." (NY Post)
The Rangers were out shot 14 to 9 in the second period and out attempted 28-17. (Hockey Stats)
Alain Vigneault said he wasn't very happy with the Rangers second period and that Buffalo gained the momentum "right off the hop. Our first four shifts were clogged in our zone, icing the puck, not making the plays we need to make with the puck. That was the whole period."
Stepan said that after the second period the Rangers went to the locker room, "said all the right things" and then came out and were on their heels the whole time. (NY Post)
Alain Vigneault met with the media on MSG following the Rangers loss to Buffalo:
Henrik Lundqvist spoke with the media on MSG following the Rangers loss to Buffalo:
Buffalo's Jack Eichel scored two third-period goals as the Rangers fell to the Sabres 4-3 in Buffalo Thursday night. >> Read more
Sabres coach Dan Bylsma spoke about the Rangers today and said (Sabres):
2:39PM: Clendening spoke in Buffalo today and said (NYR):
Kevin Klein will be a healthy scratch for the Rangers tonight against the Sabres.
He has 6 assists in 21 games, a plus two rating, 20 shots on goal and an average of 17:57.
When Klein is on the ice at 5 on 5 the Rangers have 47% of the shots on goal and the Rangers have had 17 goals for and 18 against. (Natural Stat Trick)
Following the Rangers win over Carolina on Tuesday, Henrik Lundqvist said that it was great to see Rick Nash play with that level of confidence. (MSG & Game Notes)
Lundqvist added, "I love watching him take pucks to the net. He is so strong and skates really well and when he decides to go to the net not a lot of guys can stop him. (MSG & Game Notes)
Alain Vigneault said that Nash was the Rangers leader on Tuesday and made "great" plays both defensively and offensively. (MSG)
The Buffalo Sabres acquired the rights to Jimmy Vesey from Nashville for a third round pick on June 20th.
At the time Sabres GM Tim Murray called it a gamble and said that Vesey has top-six potential, is a "complete forward" who is big, strong, can shoot the puck, make plays and has a "great hockey IQ." (Buffalo Hockey Beat)
Tonight will be Vesey's first time in Buffalo since deciding not to sign with the Sabres and instead sign with the Rangers.
Larry Brooks wonders if Vesey will be booed by the Buffalo crowd in the same way that Chris Drury was after he signed with the Rangers. (NY Post)
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)