Injured Rangers Improving: Staal, Fedotenko Hopeful For Tomorrow, Gaborik Practices

The New York Rangers had good news at practice today involving a trio of their walking wounded.  Marc Staal and Ruslan Fedotenko were able to participate fully in practice and both are possible additions to the lineup tomorrow against Minnesota.  Marian Gaborik was also able to skate and practice today for the first time since last Friday and says he…

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Updates on Fedotenko, Gaborik, Staal and McCabe Rumors

For those expecting concrete news to come out of today’s New York Rangers practice you will be sadly disappointed as the day had more of a dump it deep in the zone and wait until tomorrow to see if they can chase it down feel to it.  There are updates for Ruslan Fedotenko, Marc Staal and Marian Gaborik to sift…

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Fedotenko Having Appendix Removed

In some rather startling news, Peter Botte is reporting that injured winger Ruslan Fedotenko is having his appendix removed today. His original time table was to return sometime next week, but with this appendectomy (which I am assuming is an emergency appendectomy) he will be out for 3-4 weeks. It is unlikely he will return before the trade deadline now….

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Rangers Getting Good Health News For A Change

As I relayed earlier, Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi were both back at practice as expected and both will play tomorrow against the Penguins. Following the good news of Brandon Dubinsky, Erik Christensen and Vinny Prospal all taking part in a full practice there is even more positive news for the three of them in terms of return dates or…

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Kolarik, Dupont Recalled; Fedotenko Injured

Last night, MSG announced during the Rangers 7-0 drubbing of the Leafs that Chad Kolarik had been called up to replace the injured Brandon Dubinsky. Kolarik has 13 goals and 23 points in 26 games since being acquired for Dane Byers earlier in the season. Kolarik, 24, was a 7th round pick in 2004, and has played in just two…

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The Fedotenko-Boyle-Prust Show

Throughout the myriad of injuries the Rangers have sustained to their forward depth, there has been only one constant: the third line of Ruslan Fedotenko, Brian Boyle, and Brandon Prust. When Marian Gaborik, Erik Christensen, and Ryan Callahan went down with injuries, and the rest of the lines were jumbled to try and find something that worked, this line stayed…

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Tough Decisions Looming When Drury Returns

For all intents and purposes, Rangers captain Chris Drury has missed the entire season to date with a broken finger. The news came last week that Drury’s return is going to be delayed until at least next week because he is still having trouble gripping a stick. Drury has spent the entire season on long term injured reserve, and thus…

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Fedotenko In, Callahan Out Tonight (Update: White Waived)

As per Andrew Gross, Ryan Callahan will be out tonight, likely dealing with the effects of the boarding he took from Kimmo Timmonen last night. Both players were racing for the puck in the corner, and Timmonen let Callahan skate by, and gave him a little “help” in going head first into the boards. Naturally, there was no penalty call…

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Rangers Sign Ruslan Fedotenko

The Rangers have come to terms with Ruslan Fedotenko, who came to camp on a professional tryout. Fedotenko impressed management, coaching, teammates, and fans with his camp and preseason play. Fedotenko led the Rangers in scoring (1 G, 6 A) in his five preseason games, finishing with a +5 rating. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed yet. Larry…

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Could Derek Stepan Decide Ruslan Fedotenko’s Fate?

When the Rangers made their second round of cuts, they left 27 players in camp, for what we now know will be 23 (24 if you include Drury on IR) roster spots. Working with the 24 players that will be kept, there are very few spots left on the roster to be had. Of these 24 spots, seven will go…

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