Updates from Rangers practice on Monday

Brett Howden is not taking part in Rangers practice today after being injured in last night’s game. (Stephenson) Boo Nieves, Freddy Claesson and Ryan Spooner, who missed last night’s game, are all on the ice. (Stephenson) The lines being used today are (Stephenson): Namestnikov, Zibanejad, Zuccarello Kreider, Hayes, Buchnevich Vesey, Spooner, Fast Cody McLeod, Boo Nieves/Filip Chytil, Vinni Lettieri Brendan Smith is paired with Kevin Shattenkirk, Brady Skjei is skating…

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Lundqvist and Vesey lead Rangers to 3-1 win over Buffalo

First Period: No Scoring Second Period: Neal Pionk Assists: Vladislav Namestnikov, Mika Zibanejad Jimmy Vesey Assists: Brett Howden, Jesper Fast Third Period: Conor Sheary Jimmy Vesey (ENG) Assists: Brady Skjei Goalie: Henrik Lundqvist stopped 39 of 40 shots 3 Stars: 3: Vlad Namestnikov 2: Jimmy Vesey 1: Henrik Lundqvist Stats: Adam’s Thoughts: Well, this was a night for Henrik Lundqvist and he was as good as he had ever been against Buffalo. This…

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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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