After missing five games with a hip injury, Michael Grabner has 1 goal, 2 assists and 4 shots on goal since returning on Sunday.
Prior to his injury Grabner had been scoreless in 8 games.
Against Detroit, Grabner played 15:52, and saw 5:09 in the first period, 4:36 in the second period and 6:07 in the third period with 2:07 coming on the PK.
Against Tampa Bay, Grabner played 13:35 with 3:35 in the first, 4:46 in the second and 5:14 in the third with 1:04 coming on the PK.
Grabner leads the Rangers this season with 27 goals.
Adam Rotter: He was gifted the puck in front of Peter Budaj on Monday but still made a nifty move to get goal 27. Even with him leading the Rangers in goals I still see Grabner as a depth player but an important player who the Rangers missed when he was out. He's important on the PK, important with his speed and important in his ability to finish this season on that line with JT Miller and Kevin Hayes. Hopefully he is passed this hip issue and can return to playing at the high level he has all season.