Boo Nieves sent to Hartford

The Rangers have announced that Boo Nieves has been sent to Hartford. Nieves played in four games since being called up on 11//24, scratched for two others, and aceraged 7:32 per game, had 2 shots on goal, 6 shot attempts and 4 PIM. Sending Nieves down indicates that Greg McKegg is likely to return after missing the past six games with a lower-body injury. With no other corresponding moves, it’s…

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What David Quinn said after the win over Columbus

David Quinn met with the media following the win over Columbus and said (MSG): Was it goaltender to the rescue, “that is an understatement. It was all about Georgie tonight.” On the game, “I just didn’t think we played with any pace, and physicality, I was surprised at how slow we were tonight. Give them credit, they played with an edge and with some pace but I didn’t think we…

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Georgiev terrific as Rangers hold on for 3-2 win over Columbus

First Period: Cam Atkinson (5) ASST: Nick Foligno (9) Brendan Lemieux (5) ASST: Mika Zibanejad (10), Kaapo Kakko (6) Second Period: PPG – Jacob Trouba (4) ASST: Adam Fox (10), Ryan Strome (18) Artemi Panarin (13) ASST: Tony DeAngelo (13), Brett Howden (5) Third Period: Seth Jones (4) ASST: Dean Kukan (3) Libor Hajek only played 4:49 and did not play in the second or third period after a collision…

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Georgiev in net as Panarin returns to Columbus

6PM: David Quinn said before the game (NYR): On the lineup, “Boo is going to play on the left wing with Howden and Smith.” Is Staal ready, “not yet, him and McKegg are in similar situations with lower body injuries that might take more time than you envision and after practice yesterday neither of them looked game ready just quite yet, but they are getting closer.” Are Staal and McKegg…

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The Oilers reportedly re-engaged the Rangers on Puljujarvi

Elliotte Friedman writes at Sportsnet that the Oilers reportedly “re-engaged” teams that had shown interest in Jesse Puljujarvi prior to Puljujarvi’s December 1st deadline. As an RFA, Puljujarvi had until December 1st to sign an NHL contract or sit out for the season. Friedman writes that his belief is that Puljujarvi wanted to come to the Rangers and that Lias Andersson was discussed but “things couldn’t close.” (Sportsnet) Jim Matheson…

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Updates from Rangers practice on Wednesday

1:48PM: David Quinn met with the media on Wednesday after practice and said (NYR): On Kakko moving up on the PP, “our PP hasn’t been good enough and with Mika coming back and some moving parts, we are just better off having that lefty up on the half wall and I think Kakko over the last few games has earned that opportunity.” On Chytil/Buch for the second PP, “right now…

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