What is going on with Vitali Kravtsov?

9:27AM: According to Igor Eronko, Vitali Kravtsov is reportedly considering a return to the KHL this season through the European assignment clause in his contract. Larry Brooks tweets that as of yesterday, he was told that there had been no discussions on this topic between the Rangers and Kravtsov. Eronko tweeted on 10/13, “Kravtsov is the guy who produces and produces when the coach believes in him. When it’s not…

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Updates from the Rangers on Tuesday

3:49PM: David Quinn spoke on Tuesday and said (NYR): Is Howden between Kreider and Kakko on Thurs, “that is something we are going to do.” Why make that change, “didn’t love what I saw in that line, I think the line balance might be better. Howds had a decent night the other night.” What have you liked about Howden, “of the three games we’ve played, I think he has gotten…

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Updates from the Rangers on Sunday

Mika Zibanejad (flu), Brendan Lemieux (flu), Marc Staal (maintenance) and Chris Kreider (lower body) did not skate during Sunday’s practice. (NYR) David Quinn said on Sunday (NYR): On Chris Kreider, “day to day, obviously it felt like the right thing to hold him out today and he will be reassessed tomorrow.” It’s not anything serious, “no.” On the others that didn’t practice, “just day to day” How do you make…

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What David Quinn said after the loss to the Oilers

David Quinn spoke after the Rangers loss to the Oilers, on MSG, and said: On the game, “I thought we got off to a good start but, boy, as the game went on we got sloppier and sloppier. I know it’s a 1-1 game but all throughout the lineup we didn’t play with a lot of pace or jam.” On Kakko getting his first goal, “for him, personally, it’s his…

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Oilers score thrice in the third to beat Rangers 4-1

First Period: Kaapo Kakko (1) ASST: Ryan Strome (1) Second Period: Oscar Klefbom (1) ASST: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (3) Third Period: PPG – Connor McDavid (4) ASST: Leon Draisaitl (7), Oscar Klefbom (6) Leon Draisaitl (3) ASST: Connor McDavid (8), Ethan Bear (1) EN – Leon Draisaitl (4) Stats: Adam Rotter: Outside of the first period, and really their PP chances, the Rangers struggled to get anything going offensively and let…

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WATCH: Kaapo Kakko’s FIRST NHL goal

Kaapo Kakko scored his first career NHL goal in the first period of today’s Rangers/Oilers game. Pure. Joy. pic.twitter.com/DyfQXSYaSZ — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 12, 2019 Try not to get chills listening to this. pic.twitter.com/58KCQ9w9Nx — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 12, 2019