Brett Howden will NOT return against Buffalo

10:13PM: David Quinn said that Howden was kept out for precautionary reasons with an upper body injury. (MSG) 9:12PM: The Rangers have announced that Brett Howden will not return to tonight’s game after leaving in the second period with an injury. (MSG) Ryan Spooner missed the game against Buffalo with a lower body issue that Rangers coach David Quinn said wasn’t serious or long-term. (Newsday) Adam McQuaid who has been…

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Pavel Buchnevich is back in on Sunday

David Quinn said that Pavel Buchnevich will return to the Rangers lineup on Sunday against Buffalo after missing the past two games as a healthy scratch. Quinn said on Saturday that he thinks and hopes that Buchnevich is “pissed” and that is how he wants every player to feel when they don’t play.  (NY Post) He added that now Buchnevich has to “do something about it.” (NY Post)

Lias Andersson continues to produce in Hartford

While Lias Andersson said that he thinks he could be helping the Rangers right now, he added that his main focus is playing well in Hartford. (NY Post) Rangers assistant GM Chris Drury said that Andersson has been playing well in Hartford and praised now be handled the situation of being sent down. (NY Post) Drury said that the situation with Andersson is day by day and that the organization…

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The Rangers and Sabres have talked about Jimmy Vesey

According to Elliotte Friedman, the Sabres have spoken with the Rangers about Jimmy Vesey. (Sportsnet) It’s been noted before that Vesey could be a trade chip for the Rangers. He has one-year left on his contract at $2.27 million and is slated to be a UFA following the 2019-20 season. This past season, Vesey had 17 goals and 18 assists in 81 games. October: 12 games, 3 goals, minus four…

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Rangers Alex Georgiev earned his spot but needs to play

The Rangers will start the season with Alex Georgiev as the backup to Henrik Lundqvist but Jeff Gorton noted that he needs to play. Gorton said, “we will watch his ice time and make sure he is playing games but it was clear to us in camp that he is our number two guy.” He added that the Rangers do have the luxury of sending Georgiev down to Hartford without…

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