According to Alain Vigneault, Marc Staal got hit to the chin, immediately "didn't feel quite right". No update beyond that
Staal was able to skate off under his own power but did not return to the game. It has the sounds of a possible concussion and he seems doubtful to play tonight vs. Washington. Monitor his status as puck-drop draws near.
Lundqvist gave up four goals on 24 shots in a loss to the Devils last night. Despite the tough night for King Henrik, he gets the call again today with Washington coming to town. He stopped all 22 shots in 2-0 shutout win over the Caps on October 16.
Lundqvist allowed a single goal on 28 shots in a 3-1 win over the Sabres on Thursday. After signing a monstrous contract on Wednesday, Lundqvist proved that he is among the NHL's elite and deserved the cash. He will go again tonight against a Devils team who only had 11 shots vs. Detroit last night - he is a must-start.
The Rangers have recalled J.T Miller from Hartford (AHL).
In 15 games with the Rangers this season he has one goal and one assist with a minus-4 rating. He has been recalled as the Rangers extra forward with Derek Dorsett battling a wrist issue. While in the AHL, Miller racked up five goals and an assist in six games. He was their 15th overall pick in 2011.
The Rangers have traded Brandon Mashinter to the Blackhakws for Kyle Beach.
This is a minor league deal. Beach was the 11th overall pick in the 2008 NHL Draft, but has yet to make his NHL Debut. He had 26 points and 204 PIMs in 66 games with Rockford last season and has four goals in seven games this season. He will report to Hartford, the Rangers' AHL affiliate.
Fresh off of signing a seven-year $59.5 million dollar deal, Lundqvist will make his first start since last Friday after watching Cam Talbot in the last two games. The contract extension that makes him the highest paid goalie in the league by $1.5 million puts the non-existent goalie controversy to rest. He has a great matchup on Thursday and is a must-start as usual.
The Rangers have signed Henrik Lundqvist to a 7-year deal worth $59.5 million US which is an average annual salary of $8.5 million US.
Lundqvist has spent his entire nine-year career with the Rangers. In that time he has posted a 284-182-57 recvord with an outstanding 2.26 GAA and .920 SV%. The deal makes him the highest paid goalie in the NHL edging out Pekka Rinne and Tuukka Rask. This has been Lundqvist's toughest year so far, he is 8-11-0 with a 2.51 GAA and .917 SV%… That is how good he is, that is a tough year. He is still the clear number-1 in New York and remains an elite goaltending fantasy option.
Let the goalie controversy begin… Talbot will be getting his second straight start after allowing two goals on 37 shots in a big win over John Tortorella and the Canucks on Saturday. Talbot is 6-1-0 with a 1.49 GAA and .944 SV% in his first seven career NHL games.
In shocking news, Cam Talbot is off the ice first and appears to be getting the start vs. the Jets.
Let the goalie controversy begin… Talbot will looks to be getting his second straight start after allowing two goals on 37 shots in a big win over John Tortorella and the Canucks on Saturday. Talbot is 6-1-0 with a 1.49 GAA and .944 SV% in his first seven career NHL games.
Talbot will make his first start at Madison Square Garden this season. Talbot has been excellent this season allowing the Rangers to give Henrik Lundqvist a number of nights off. He is 5-1-0 with a 1.41 GAA and .944 SV% but has a tough matchup with with for Rangers' coach John Tortorella and his Canucks in town.
Lundqvist gets the nod this afternoon vs. the Bruins.
Lundqvist stopped 31 of 33 shots he faced in a win over the Panthers on Wednesday. I was a nice bounce-back game for him after his beat up by the Lightning on Monday. He draws a tough assignment taking on the Bruins this afternoon.
Lundqvist allowed four goals on 22 shots in two periods on Monday, he was replaced with Cam Talbot in the third. After a great game against the Stars, Lundqvist followed it up with a stinker. Tomorrow he gets the start in Florida, he is 3-5-0 with a 3.48 GAA and .895 SV% on the road this season.
The Rangers have sent J.T Miller to Hartford (AHL).
Miller was a healthy scratch in the last four Rangers contests. He has struggled this season with just one goal and one assist in 15 games. His return to the AHL likely means that Taylor Pyatt is nearing a return.
Lundqvist shut the door on 41 of 43 shots in a win over the Stars on Thursday. The win snapped a three game losing streak and pushed him to 7-9-0 with a 2.36 GAA and .921 SV% on the season. He has a solid matchup against a Lightning team who is struggling to score without Steven Stamkos.