Injury update: Klein on the ice, Girardi not

After last night’s game, both Dan Girardi and Kevin Klein were both in need of stitches. Girardi took a shot off the ankle that needed to be stitched up, and Klein took a puck to the chin. Klein returned to the ice today for practice, while Girardi did not. Girardi is day-to-day, and there’s a chance he could miss tomorrow’s game…

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Lineup notes: Fast, Glass in tonight

Despite earlier reports that Tanner Glass may be out with a back injury, he will be in the lineup tonight against the shorthanded Columbus Blue Jackets. Jesper Fast, who blocked a shot awkwardly on Thursday, is also in the lineup. Both of these reports are per Andrew Gross. Cam Talbot gets the start. Also, Matt Lombardi cleared unconditional waivers, and…

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Injury Update: Tanner Glass a game time decision

Per Steve Zipay, winger Tanner Glass will be a game time decision with a back issue. Kevin Hayes, who is expected to be medically cleared to play, would replace Glass in the lineup. If Hayes is cleared to play, the Rangers would need to send a contract to the AHL, as they would be over the 23 man max. Also,…

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Dan Boyle breaks hand, out 4-6 weeks

Dan Boyle has broken his hand, and will be out 4-6 weeks, per Pat Leonard. Boyle blocked a Jori Lehtera shot early in the third, and took his last shift one minute later. Suffice it to say: with Derek Stepan already out, this is another big blow.

Derek Stepan’s injury leaves multiple roster options

Three cuts were made yesterday, as Matt Lombardi, Steve Kampfer, and Mike Kostka were all placed on waivers. There are more cuts coming today, as Alain Vigneault will need to trim the roster to 22-23 players. That number may or may not include Derek Stepan, who is out with a broken fibula. There are two options for the Rangers with…

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Quick injury updates: Girardi, Malone skate

Just some quick injury updates: Dan Girardi (multiple maintenance days in a row)- skated in NY, still day-to-day Ryan Malone (hip flexor) – same as Girardi, skated in NY, still day-to-day Matt Lombardi (groin) – did not skate today Derek Stepan (broken fibula) – Evan Sporer conducted a Q&A with an orthopedist, who noted the injury will keep Stepan out…

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Derek Stepan fractures left fibula, timetable unknown

Update 1pm: Stepan has a fractured left fibula, and a timetable for his return is unknown. Original Post: Derek Stepan was helped off the ice during conditioning drills today, clutching his left leg in pain. This is unrelated to Stepan missing a day due to a bruised foot, and it is a giant red flag when a player goes down without…

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Breakup day notes: Stralman, Boyle could be goners

Today was breakup day for the Rangers, and there were some interesting quotes from some of the players, and not all were good. Dan Girardi suffered a broken pinkie in Game Two against the Kings, per Andrew Gross. I thought he was hurt, but I thought he was more banged up. Anton Stralman said that his family and security are…

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No Talbot at practice, Miller good to go

Some quick practice notes this morning, aside from the end of John Moore’s suspension. First, Cam Talbot was not at practice, and there is no update on his status. Talbot suffered from an undisclosed injury in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals, and has been day-to-day since. Also, J.T. Miller, who hurt his shoulder in the Eastern Conference Finals,…

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Practice notes: Talbot misses second straight practice

Per Katie Strang, Cam Talbot sat out for a second straight practice with an undisclosed injury. This is relatively minor in the grand scheme of things, because Talbot and/or LeNeveu would only see ice time if Hank gets hurt, forgets how to play goalie, or goes nuts and disappears to Africa to hang with Dave Chappelle. I asked Jim Cerny if Talbot…

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