Mika Zibanejad has not registered a point in the six games since returning from his concussion.
He is a minus two, has 13 shots on goal and an average of 15 minutes per game in that stretch.
Prior to the game against the Capitals, their first game since the break, Alain Vigneault said that Zibanejad has been "average" since returning and needed to be more involved, more committed to making plays and winning battles.
Following the game against the Capitals, Vigneault said that Zibanejad was "a little better" but that he wanted to see him play better and make the right decisions in the defensive zone.
He added though that it was a "better game and step in the right direction" for Zibanejad.
Vigneault said that the Rangers are hoping that they will be able to get Zibanejad going by putting him on a line with JT Miller and Mats Zuccarello.
Vigneault said that Zibanejad is a good player and the Rangers need him to be good.
In the six games, at 5 on 5, when Zibanejad is on the ice the Rangers have had 51% of the shot attempts. (Natural Stat Trick)
Zibanejad did score in the shootout against the Capitals last Wednesday.
Adam Rotter: Concussions do not seem like the easiest injuries to come back from, but outside of some really strong play with Nash and Zuccarello against the Capitals, Zibanejad has not been playing well enough. Zibanejad needs to make smart plays with the puck coming up the ice and when the Rangers are in the offensive zone he needs to shoot and get his shot on net. He was nearly a point per game player before his concussion, with the PP accounting for a big part of that, and I think that once he gets a few points he will be dine.