Talbot allowed three goals on 34 shots in a loss to the Red Wings back on December 6th. Henrik Lundqvist has started the last five games, but it will be Talbot tonight vs. Carolina. It will be his first start since signing a one-year extension on Friday. He enters play with a 2-3-1 record, 2.34 GAA and .921 SV%.
The Rangers signed Cam Talbot to a one-year, $1.45 million contract extension on Friday.
Talbot, 27, has gone 2-3-1 with a 2.34 GAA and .921 SV% as Henrik Lundqvist backup this season. Over two seasons with the Rangers, he is 14-9-2 with a 1.80 GAA and .936 SV%. He is signed with New York through the 2015-16 season.
Brassard (mumps) will return to the Rangers lineup on Saturday.
Brassard returned to practice on Friday after missing the previous two games and he will be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Hurricanes. He has eight goals and 16 assists (24 points) in 27 games this season.
Lundqvist allowed two goals on 31 shots in the Rangers win over Calgary on Tuesday. That is four wins in a row for King Henrik, who draws a wonderful matchup tonight in Carolina. During his four game winning streak, he has posted one shutout with a 1.48 GAA and .946 SV%. He is a must-start tonight.
Brassard, who missed the last three games with mumps, was back at practice and centred the top-line with Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello, which is a good sign that he will be back in the lineup on Saturday. Monitor his status during tomorrow’s morning skate.
Stempniak will be isolated from the team for five days and is being tested for mumps.
Stempniak is expected to be isolated from the team until Tuesday which means he will likely miss the next three games and won’t be back until after the Christmas break. The Rangers are already without Derick Brassard who is out with mumps.
Brassard (mumps) will resume skating on Friday; no indication whether he will play this weekend.
Brassard has missed the last two games with mumps, but he will be back on the ice tomorrow. Depending on how he feels will determine whether he will play in the Rangers’ home-and-home vs. Carolina on Saturday and Sunday.
Brassard was sent home before Sunday’s game in Edmonton. The fear was that he had contracted mumps, but his test results came in this afternoon, confirming that he has mumps. There is not timetable for his return.
Lundqvist stopped all 16 shots that he faced in the Rangers 2-0 shutout win over the Oilers on Sunday. It was probably King Henrik’s easiest shutout of his career, but his fantasy owners will take it. He is now tied for the league-lead with five shutouts—but he is 25th in GAA (2.51) and t-29th in SV% (.911).
Lundqvist starts both games of the Rangers back-to-back.
Lundqvist allowed one goal on 30 shots in the Rangers 5-1 blowout win over the Canucks last night. After a rough night in Tampa Bay at the start of December, Lundqvist has won each of his last two games while stopped 61 of 65 shots (.939 SV%). Tonight he could come in clutch with a great Sunday night matchup.
With Henrik Lundqvist getting the call last night, it looks like it will be Talbot tonight in Edmonton. He allowed three goals on 34 shots in a loss to the Red Wings in his last outing. Even though he is 1-3-0 with a 3.06 GAA and .895 SV% on the road, if you need a Sunday spot-start, you won’t find a better option than this.
Lundqvist leads the Rangers onto the ice for warmups.
Lundqvist allowed three goals on 35 shots in the Rangers win over the Penguins on Monday. He has allowed 14 goals in his last four starts and sits with a 2.71 GAA and .906 SV% on the season. With the late confirm he likely won’t do too many people any fantasy good tonight.