Tuesday night was Pavel Buchnevich's 100th career NHL game, 105 including playoffs.
Since returning from a concussion on 2/17, Buchnevich has 1 goal and 3 assists in 9 games, with 19 shots on goal and an average of 15:34 per game.
On the season, Buchnevich is averaging .61 PPG compared to averaging .49PPG last season.
Larry Brooks writes that the rest of the season should allow Pavel Buchnevich to "showcase his talents and give the Rangers a better feel for what they" have in him. (NY Post)
Buchnevich turns 23 in April and is in the second-year of his entry-level contract that has a cap hit of $925,000.
He had 20 points in the first 25 games this season but only 16 points in the last 34 games.
Adam Rotter: I still view Buchnevich as an essential part of the Rangers future and he has a chance over the last few weeks to really show that. He's still very young, has shown really good chemistry at times with Chris Kreider and Mika Zibnaejad and is still on his entry-level deal. I've seen progression in his game from last year to this year and now it's just about him doing it consistently. I'd like to see how he would play on a line with Namestnikov and see if there is a match with their speed, skill and previous experience playing with Russian teams.