In his season debut last night, Lias Andersson played 12:17, had three shots on goal, 1 giveaway and was 7 and 2 on faceoffs.
Andersson was also called for high-sticking twice in the game.
By period he had:
- 4:19 in the first
- 4:18 in the second
- 3:40 in the third
Following the game, David Quinn said that he liked Andersson’s game and said that he wasn’t surprised, noting that he is a good player, had a good first six weeks in Hartford and was someone the Rangers knew would join the team. (MSG)
Prior to the game, Quinn said that the team had been discussing calling up Andersson for a little while and that he did everything that was asked of him in Hartford.
Asked about what he did in Hartford, Quinn said that Andersson got into better shape, played a more consistent game and was doing the things that make him a “great player.”
He noted that Andersson is likely to remain with the Rangers when Brett Howden returns and that his play and effort will dictate his minutes.
David Quinn said on Thursday that Lias Andersson brings an element to the Rangers that they don’t have “a lot of” and that he brings a lot of compete and skill. (NY Post)