Grabner was on the ice for the Rangers’ morning skate, but will miss his fifth straight game with a hip injury. He is nearing a return to the lineup, but it won’t come until Sunday in Detroit at the earliest.
Grabner (personal) will be back in the Rangers’ lineup on Thursday.
Grabner missed Tuesday’s game because he was back in Austria attending a funeral, but will be back in for Jimmy Vesey (upper-body) tonight. Grabner has picked up 13 goals and four assists (17 points) in 26 games this season.
The Rangers have signed Michael Grabner to a two-year contract worth $3.2 million ($1.6M AAV).
Grabner, 28, is a former 30-goal scorer (34 in 2010-11) but has struggled for the last four seasons, especially in Toronto in 2015-16, where he tallied 18 points (9G / 9A) in 80 games. The Rangers top-6 is pretty much set in stone, so Grabner will bring some speed to their bottom-6 as he hopes to regain his scoring touch.
The Maple Leafs have acquired Michael Grabner from the Islanders in exchange for Taylor Beck, Carter Versarghe, Matt Finn, Tom Nilsson and Christopher Gibson.
Grabner, 27, was limited to 34 games last season due to a multitude of injuries including sports hernia surgery. In the 34 games he played in, the speedy winger tallied eight goals and five assists (13 points). He had a career-high 34 goals in 2010-11, but since then he has scored just 56 goals in four seasons. This trade helps his fantasy value because he moves from a team with an ultra crowded top-six to a team who is very thin at forward.
Grabner (upper-body) has been activated from IR and will play Tuesday.
Grabner missed the last five games with an upper-body injury, but replaces the injured Casey Cizikas tonight in Carolina. Grabner has had an injury ravaged season, but has posted seven points (5G / 2A) in the 18 games that he has played.
Grabner has been out since December 13th, but it looks like he will return to the lineup tonight vs. the Canucks. It has been an injury plagued season for the Grabner, but he has scored twice in just five games.
The Islanders have placed Michael Grabner (lower-body) on IR.
Grabner is eligible to return to the lineup on Saturday vs. the Lightning, but he has not skated since being injured, so do not expect him to play. His placement on IR and Griffin Reinhart’s return to the AHL opens up roster spots for Johnny Boychuk and Travis Hamonic to come off of IR for Friday’s game.
Grabner is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury, so he will not play tonight. There is no word on when he suffered the injury, but he has played just five games since returning from offseason sports hernia surgery. Casey Cizikas will replace Grabner vs. the Devils.