New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist will be out two to three weeks with a lower-body injury, the team announced Saturday.
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When a collision knocked Mike Smith's mask off, the Coyotes goaltender was less than pleased when he was told a few minutes later he had no choice but to leave the game.
One of the NHL's central spotters in New York made that call to trainer Jason Serbus, and in accordance with the league's concussion protocol, Smith's departure was mandatory.
"Mike didn't want to come out, but that's what was going to be done," coach Dave Tippett said. "I'm interested to see how that one goes in an overtime in playoffs or something like that. We'll see how teams react to that one."
The playoffs are a month away, and teams are already not reacting well to concussion protocol for goalies, which is why it's one of the topics that general managers are expected to discuss at their annual March meeting beginning Monday in Boca Raton, Florida. Smith and Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist are among those who have so far been critical of the rule.
Rangers GM Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has acquired forward Daniel Catenacci from the Sabres in exchange for Mat Bodie.
Catenacci, 23, has skated in 50 games with the Rochester Americans of the AHL this season, registering five goals and eight assists for 13 points.
Bodie skated in 196 AHL games with the Hartford Wolf Pack over parts of three seasons (2014-15 – 2016-17), registering 20 goals and 78 assists for 98 points.
Rangers GM Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Brendan Smith from the Red Wings in exchange for the Rangers’ own third round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and Ottawa’s second round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
Smith, 28, has skated in 33 games with Detroit this season, registering two goals and three assists for five points, along with 34 penalty minutes. He is averaging 18:44 of ice time per game this season, which is a career-high, and he ranked fourth among Red Wings defensemen in average ice time in 2016-17.
Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves for his 400th career win, and the New York Rangers earned their fifth consecutive victory by beating the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Saturday.
Lundqvist is the 12th goaltender in NHL history with at least 400 wins and the first European-born goaltender to reach the mark.
The Rangers on Tuesday signed head coach Alain Vigneault to an extension through the 2019-20 season that would make him the third highest-paid coach in the NHL.
A source told ESPN's Pierre LeBrun that Vigneault's new deal is worth a little more than $4 million per season, which would place him behind only Toronto's Mike Babcock and Chicago's Joel Quenneville among the highest-paid coaches.
New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has claimed forward Matt Puempel off waivers.
Puempel, 23, has skated in 13 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, registering 12 shots on goal and seven penalty minutes.
He has posted a plus/minus rating of even or better in nine of the 13 contests he has played in 2016-17.
Puempel has skated in 52 career NHL games over parts of three seasons (2014-15 – 2016-17), all with Ottawa, registering four goals and two assists for six points, along with 24 penalty minutes.
The New York Rangers acquired defenseman Steven Kampfer and a conditional draft pick from the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenseman Dylan McIlrath, the teams announced Tuesday.
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford and New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Nov. 6.
Jaromir Jagr became the third player to join the NHL's 750-goal club when he scored Thursday night in the Panthers' 4-2 loss to the Capitals.
Jagr's power-play goal tied the game at 2 with 5:50 remaining in the second. Jagr took a pass in the slot from Aleksander Barkov, who was behind the goal line, and beat Braden Holtby.
Jagr trails only Wayne Gretzky (894) and Gordie Howe (801) in career goals.