2022-23 Rangers Regular Season

Jaro Halak in net and Libor Hajek in for Zac Jones

6:22 PM: Gallant said that Sammy Blais is “real close, skated again today. He’s feeling good, being cautious….I’m being cautious.”

6:05 PM: Jaro Halak will make his Rangers debut on Friday against the Jets. (NYR)

Libor Hajek will make his season debut in place of Zac Jones. (Stephenson)

Sammy Blais remains out of the lineup. (Stephenson)

2022-23 Rangers Regular Season

What Gerard Gallant said after the win over Minnesota

Gerard Gallant spoke after the Rangers beat the Wild and said (MSG):

  • On the Panarin line and Lafreniere on the right side, “that line was real good and he’ll adjust to that. I was pretty happy, they played some great hockey and made some great plays.”
2022-23 Rangers Regular Season

Rangers beat Minnesota 7-3

First Period:

  • Chris Kreider (1) (Power Play) Assists: Mika Zibanejad (1), Artemi Panarin (2)
  • Adam Fox (1) Assists: Alexis Lafreniere (1), Artemi Panarin (3)
  • Artemi Panarin (1) Assists: Alexis Lafreniere (2), Vincent Trocheck (1)

Second Period:

  • Mats Zuccarello (1) (Power Play) Assists: Kirill Kaprizov (1), Marcus Foligno (1)
  • Filip Chytil (1) Assists: Adam Fox (1), Barclay Goodrow (1)

Third Period:

  • Vincent Trocheck (1) Assists: Artemi Panarin (4)
  • Matt Boldy (1) Assists: Jacob Middleton (1)
  • Kaapo Kakko (1) Unassisted
  • Matt Boldy (2) Assists: Matt Dumba (1)
  • Chris Kreider (2) Assists: K’Andre Miller (2), Mika Zibanejad (2)
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Igor Shesterkin in net against Minnesota

4:41 PM: Gerard Gallant spoke this morning and said (NYR):

  • Is Sammy Blais any closer, “He’s closer, we’ll see how he gets along today, he’ll do a little bit more shoving and pushing out there. Possibly for tomorrow, but not sure.”
2022-23 Rangers Regular Season

Updates from the Rangers on Wednesday

1:47 PM: Gerard Gallant spoke on Wednesday and said about the roster (NYR):

  • Is Sammy Blais cleared to play, “He’s day to day, coming on the trip. I’m not saying he’s playing tomorrow or he’s not playing tomorrow, but he skated today and he’s coming on the trip, but he’s cleared to play yet. That could change in the morning, but I don’t know.”
2022-23 Rangers Regular Season

What Gerard Gallant said after the win over Tampa

Gerard Gallant met with the media following the Rangers win over Tampa and said (MSG, NYR):

  • On the game, “It’s what I expected, to be honest with you. Like I said, the preseason, the last couple of games weren’t great, but I knew that the intensity would pick up tonight and I thought we played great. The guys were ready for this and the last time we played this team was in the semi-finals for the Stanley Cup. It was a good win, we played well, played hard and everybody was a big part of the win tonight.”