Good News For Staal/Sauer; Ranger Nation Backs Away From Cliff

There has been much publicity regarding the injuries for Marc Staal (concussion) and Mike Sauer (right knee tendinitis).  Today, there was good news all around, as Staal, who sat out yesterday, participated in practice and drills.  He was held out of scrimmages, but that’s to be expected.  As for Sauer, he participated in a delayed Camp Torts, which he missed…

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Training Camp Injury Updates

Artem Anisimov and Mike Sauer are the two “regulars” who did not participate in the first day of Camp Torts this morning due to their own injuries.  Sauer tweaked his knee this summer, and it’s the same knee that has limited his action in the past.  The Rangers have announced that it is tendinitis, and it is something that will…

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Potential Sophomore Slumps

Last year, the Rangers had several rookies playing key roles in the organization.  Derek Stepan was fifth on the team in goals (21) and fourth in points (45), while Ryan McDonagh and Mike Sauer were counted on as a second pairing, eating up big minutes against tough opponents.  These three, especially Sauer and McDonagh, are going to be expected to…

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Mike Sauer Press Release

Here is the press release for the Mike Sauer signing: RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH DEFENSEMAN MICHAEL SAUER New York, July 8, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenseman Michael Sauer on a new contract. Sauer, 23, skated in 76 games with the Rangers last…

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Rangers Re-Sign Mike Sauer

Per Andrew Gross, the Rangers and RFA defenseman Mike Sauer have agreed to terms on a deal.  Sauer was one of four RFAs to file for arbitration just three days ago.  This signing avoids an arbitration hearing between the Rangers and Sauer.  The deal is worht $2.5 million over two years, or $1.25 million per season.  When initially predicting what it…

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Dubinsky To File For Arbitration (UPDATE: And Callahan, Boyle, Sauer)

Per Larry Brooks, Brandon Dubinsky plans on filing for player-elected arbitration: Dubinsky to file for salary arb, agent Kurt Overhardt tells Post. “Not a negative commentary, part of the process…” The deadline to file for arbitration was today, and this comes as no surprise to most that at least one Ranger filed for arbitration.  As Dubi’s agent states, this is just a…

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Grachev, RFA, Qualifying Offer Notes

After the draft ended yesterday, Glen Sather was pretty candid about the RFA situations, qualifying offers given, and the Evgeny Grachev trade. Regarding Grachev, it appears he asked out of NY over a year ago, and that the Rangers had been shopping him all year. St. Louis was the only team interested, which severely limits his trade value. That surely…

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Erixon Arrival Promises Change To The Rangers

The Rangers are ‘counting on Erixon’ to make the team. These words, spoken by Rangers beat writer Steve Zipay on twitter, provided some significant insight on the newest member of the Rangers organisation. Numerous other writers and bloggers – not all from the Rangers community – congratulated the Rangers on the acquisition and many even went as far as to…

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The Whale and Rangers Prospect Low-Down (Part One)

A lot of change is happening in the Rangers organisation. Many prospects are coming up through the organisation and developing; whether it be after their first year as a pro, promotion from the Canadian Junior Circuit (CHL) or leaving college to join the pro ranks. In most cases the prospects will taste the pro level for the first time with…

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Derek Stepan Continues to Gather Plaudits

While the young freshman is over in Europe racking up the assists and playing big minutes for Team USA, the rookie’s first year in Ranger blue continues to gather compliments. This week, Hockeysfuture wrote about their Calder nominations and spoke in some detail about their top 10. Derek Stepan came in 9th place in their top 10 while Mike Sauer…

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