Trade Winds: Rangers Acquire RW Chad Kolarik from Columbus

As being reported from various media outlets, the Rangers have acquired Columbus Blue Jacket RW Chad Kolarik in exchange for LW Dane Byers.  Originally drafted #48 overall by the Rangers in 2004, Byers played in only 6 games for the Rangers, tallying a single point, that being a goal against the Minnesota Wild.  Kolarik was drafted 199th overall by the…

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Roster Questions in Gabby’s Absence

With Gaborik out for a minimum of 2 weeks, Drury done for at least 5 and Erik Christensen still hurting the Rangers will very likely need to recall a player from Hartford. The apparent depth the organization has is about to be tested early on in the season. Lets look at a few of the candidates. Forget Tim Kennedy. If he is…

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Training Camp Hot Seats

Less than a month to go before Camp. Who is in danger of missing out? Which players need a strong camp to make the club and fight their way up the depth charts? For the first time in several seasons the Rangers go into training camp with a lot of competition for places. How many places are really up for grabs…

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Dane Byers Contract Details

Capgeek has the details on Dane Byers contract extension with the Rangers.  Byers signed a one year, two-way contract.  His AHL salary will be $90,000 (a $10,000 increase on last year), and his NHL salary will be $500,000, which is consistent with his salary last year.  Byers will be a restricted free agent when the contract expires. This deal surprises…

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Rangers Re-sign Byers

The Rangers have agreed to terms with restricted free agent Dane Byers. Byers, 24, captained the Hartford Wolfpack last season, and played five games with the Rangers, netting a goal and 31 PIMs. In 74 games in Hartford, Byers put up a line of 25-26-51 with 100 PIMS. Byers previous contract was a one year, two-way deal which paid him…

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Weise vs. Prust vs. Byers

The Rangers, as they approach the 2010 offseason, will have a few difficult choices to make. One of those choices includes the curious case of Dale Weise, Brandon Prust, and Dane Byers. Each player brings a similar game to the table, but only one has seen significant NHL time to prove he belongs. With third/fourth line players Brian Boyle, Aaron…

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Parenteau Called Up, Byers Sent Down

Considering last night’s abysmal performance, it is unsurprising that some roster moves were made. Dane Byers, who played just 5:47 last night for a shorthanded Rangers squad, was sent back to Hartford after the game, and P.A. Parenteau was called back up for the second time this season. These two will be riding the New York/Hartford bus all year. Neither…

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Vally / Lisin In; O’Brien Suspended

Some notes: As per Steve Zipay, Steve Valliquette will be in net tonight, and Enver Lisin will be returning to the lineup as well. As per Andrew Gross, Canucks defenseman Shane O’Brien has been suspended for jabbing his stick at Ranger winger Sean Avery during that melee in Vancouver. It is presumed that there will be no lineup changes, in…

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Byers Suspended

As per Andrew Gross, Ranger winger Dane Byers was suspended one game by the NHL for instigating the brawl at the end of last night’s game against Vancouver. Coach John Tortorella has also been fined $10,000. This is an automatic suspension / brawl for getting an instigator penalty.

Lisin Doubtful, Higgins on Top Line

As per SNY Rangers blog, citing Steve Zipay, whom I can’t access anymore thanks to Newsday charging for online content (really?), winger Enver Lisin is doubtful for tonight’s game against Vancouver after taking a shot off the foot against Boston on Sunday. Replacing him on the top line alongside Vinny Prospal and Marian Gaborik is the struggling Chris Higgins. This…

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