Roster Moves: Five Players Back To Connecticut; Callahan, Prospal Activated.

According to Andrew Gross, the Rangers are going to use the NHL All-Star break as a chance to allow many of the recent recalled players to go back to the Connecticut Whale and continue playing.  Here is what he had to say during his recap of last night’s loss: Defenseman Michael Del Zotto and forwards Evgeny Grachev, Brodie Dupont, Chad…

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Vinny Prospal Does Not Sound Optimistic About Return

At tonight’s Rangers’ fan forum event at MSG for season ticket holders per Scotty Hockey Vinny Prospal told the crowd that he is unsure if he will ever play again. Obviously he did not say that he is done for sure or anything along those lines, but the idea that he might not come back should not be shocking given…

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Three “Trades” The Rangers Will Make

As the trade deadline grows nearer, there is discussion amongst fans about whether now is the time to buy for a Cup run. I posed that question and got some yes’s, but mostly no’s in response to selling off some youth for some key parts that may be necessary for a run to the Stanley Cup Finals. Most are hesitant…

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How Long Will Zuccarello Be On Broadway?

For the first few games, while finding his feet, the little Norwegian flashed his ability but failed to gain much consistency in a Rangers side struggling for offense. Last night, the diminutive winger came up big with a great assist and a beautiful shot for the game winning goal. If there was a welcome to the NHL moment for the…

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Drury Back, Decisions Ahead

Although he still has plenty (potentially) to give to the Rangers, with the news of Chris Drury’s pending return – a welcome return at that – Erik Christensen is starring down the barrel of a healthy scratch. Luckily for him, Derek Boogaard doesn’t like to stay healthy. It was telling that during the Rangers demolition of the Caps Christensen only…

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White/Kennedy Clear Waivers; Drury/Prospal On IR

When the Rangers waived centers Todd White and Tim Kennedy yesterday, many assumed that one or both would be claimed, especially Kennedy, who comes very cheap. However, both cleared waivers. Since both have cleared waivers, their salaries ($2.375 for White, $550,000 for Kennedy) are removed from the Rangers cap. The Rangers have 30 days to assign them to the AHL,…

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Prospal Out Provides Opportunity

UPDATE: this post was published prior to seeing Tim Kennedy and Todd White placed on waivers. One or both may clear waivers and stick with the team like Aaron Voros did in the past but this clearly isn’t a good situation for the two forwards.  We’ll look at other players who will get opportunities to impress at a later date….

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Prospal May Require Surgery

As per Larry Brooks, the Vinny Prospal injury situation may be more severe than initially predicted. Prospal, who has been feeling a level of soreness in his right knee all summer, did not play in a single preseason game. He was recently advised to spend two weeks off his the ice. Unfortunately, it looks like there will be little cause…

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Prospal Hurt, Out At Least Two Weeks

Vinny Prospal won’t be dressing for the Rangers anytime soon. The alternate captain, and second leading scorer from last season, was a late scratch in last night’s game against Ottawa, and hasn’t played in a single preseason game this year. That trend will continue into the regular season, as Prospal has been advised to rest the knee for two weeks…

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Rangers Sign Derek Boogaard, Martin Biron, Erik Christensen, Vinny Prospal on Day One

Day One of free agency started off with a bang for the Rangers, as they inked a backup goalie in Martin Biron to a two year deal worth $875,000 per year, and re-signed center Erik Christen to a two-year deal worth $975,000 per year. In Biron, the Rangers get a capable backup goaltender that can potentially start 20 games next…

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