Pavel Buchnevich has a four-game point streak and six points (2 goals and 4 assist) since returning to the Rangers lineup last Friday.
He has 6 shots on goal and is averaging 15:19 per game since returning.
Alain Vigneault said earlier in the week that Buchnevich wants to make plays with the puck, sees the ice well and is going through the process of becoming a pro in the NHL.
He said that he would like Buchnevich to shoot the puck a bit more and added that Buchnevich understands English pretty well, understands everything and is getting better at speaking it.
Buchnevich said that he will use the All-Star break to work on his conditioning and stop his legs from getting as tired. Buchnevich added that he can now understand the jokes that the players make with one another. (NHL.ru)
He said that he has started to adjust to the language barrier and that things in the locker room are now easier. (NHL.ru)
Buchnevich added that he can now understand the jokes that the players make with one another. (NHL.ru)
Adam Rotter: He has been pretty good and certainly productive since coming back from his injury. I'm a little surprised only because I thought there might be more of an adjustment period after that long a layoff, but he got put into a prominent position with prominent players and he has produced. He's only played in 14 games and the Rangers seem to be handling him carefully, but he's lived up to the hype so far. The ideal situation coming into the season was for Buchnevich to be a big part of the present, as well as the future, so far that has been the case.