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Anyone Want Mats Zuccarello?

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New York Rangers Keep Winning And The Calgary Flames On The Bubble

from Craig Custance of ESPN,

The New York Rangers are now an impressive 8-1-2 since Henrik Lundqvist left the lineup, and their 1-0 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday might have been one of the most encouraging, because they didn't have to rely on a slew of goals to pull it off.

Cam Talbot got the shutout, stopping all 21 shots he faced, and the Rangers managed to keep pace with the New York Islanders, who beat up a bad Arizona Coyotes team. It was a strong road effort for the Flames in their first game of a seven-game road trip, and you can't help but wonder if this road trip will ultimately define whether they make the playoffs.

Calgary would like to add depth on defense and some scoring before the deadline, but if things go sideways this week they would have to consider selling potential UFAs, including Curtis Glencross, who is generating interest. Two more games in the New York area this week might help determine how it all plays out in Calgary.

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Video- Karri Ramo With One Of The Better Saves Of The Year Tonight

The New York Rangers did defeat the Calgary Flames 1-0.

 

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The New York Rangers At The Trade Deadline

from Steve Zipay of Newsday,

The Rangers brass is tight-lipped on this front, but in conversations with some other club executives and agents around the league, here's what we're hearing at this point:

1. Carolina's Andrej Sekera, Edmonton's Jeff Petry and Arizona's Zbynek Michalek will command too high a price for the Rangers, given the competition and the thin market for defensemen.

2. They are not trading their three top prospects, Anthony Duclair, Pavel Buchnevich and Brady Skjei. But Hartford's Danny Kristo and others in the AHL would be available in the right package.

3. One of the second-rounders could be moved.

4. Among depth defensemen, Colorado's Jan Hejda and Carolina's Brett Bellmore, a 6-4 stay-at-home D-man, apparently are on the radar.

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The New York Rangers Could Be Targeting Andrej Sekera

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

... as the March 2 trade deadline approaches, the Blueshirts’ primary need is for a reliable left defenseman to partner on the third pair with Dan Boyle rather than a bottom-six forward to bolster the team’s depth up front.

Getting both would, of course, be optimum, but general manager Glen Sather may not have the cap space or the expendable assets with which to pull off the double. And if the Blueshirts — who moved into second in the East and fifth overall in points per game following Monday’s thrilling 6-5 victory at the Coliseum, trailing only acknowledged Cup front-runners Nashville, St. Louis, Montreal and Anaheim — can fill only one hole, then it has to be on the blue line, where the John Moore-Matt Hunwick rotation has grown increasingly deficient under pressure.

To that end, sources have told The Post the Blueshirts have joined a crowded field dreaming of acquiring Carolina’s Andrej Sekera as a rental property. The price at this point, sources said, is a first-rounder plus a prospect, which is too rich for just about any suitor’s blood, and certainly Sather’s.

But chances are that the price will drop, and if it does, there is no reason the Rangers shouldn’t be willing to offer one of their two second-rounders (their own or Tampa Bay’s) and a prospect not named Anthony Duclair, Pavel Buchnevich or Brady Skjei.

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Would Patrick Kaleta Be A Fit For The New York Rangers?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Columbus’ Mark Letestu is an option. Buffalo’s Torrey Mitchell, a center by trade, might fit the job description. Calgary’s Curtis Glencross, the guy who years ago concussed Chris Drury with a blindside hit miles away from the puck, would fit if the Rangers could fit his $2.55 million under the cap.

But there’s one other name that pops. Remember last January when there was almost universal skepticism — if not revulsion — when Sather acquired Daniel Carcillo from LA? Remember how useful Carcillo was until that moment in Game 3 of the conference finals against Montreal when he became engaged with linesman Scott Driscoll and elbowed his way out of New York?

Well, presented for your (and Sather’s) consideration, another reclamation project right up the general manager’s alley.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Sabres’ Patrick Kaleta, the notorious pending free agent who, when not injuring opponents with headshots and when maintaining his discipline, is exactly the tough, grinding depth winger so necessary to go deep in the playoffs.

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The New York Rangers May Be In Need Of A Backup Goaltender

via Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

The New York Rangers feel they have a pretty good handle on Henrik Lundqvist's situation, but to be safe, word is the Blueshirts are canvassing the market to see if there’s a fit to bring in an experienced goalie to back up Cam Talbot.

Right now the backup is 20-year-old Mackenzie Skapski, and I think the Rangers would like a little more insurance behind Talbot while Lundqvist is out.

Lundqvist will be out of action for at least three weeks, the result of a vascular injury suffered when he was struck in the neck by a puck last weekend. He hopes to be back before the start of the playoffs.

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Henrik Lundqvist Could Have Suffered A Stroke If He Continued To Play

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist would have been at risk for a life-threatening injury if he kept playing with what he called a sprained blood vessel in his throat that was detected Tuesday.

Lundqvist said Sunday he won't be re-evaluated by the doctors for at least 2-3 weeks to see how it's healing, and he can do only light cardio between now and then. He even once referenced a timetable of potentially 3-4 weeks before he is re-evaluated.

"If I would keep playing I'd run a big risk of having a stroke, and that's why you have to make sure you play this one safe because it's not a sore shoulder or elbow or something like that," Lundqvist said prior to the Rangers' game against the Dallas Stars at Madison Square Garden.

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New York Rangers Statement On The Health Of Henrik Lundqvist

NEW YORK, February 6, 2015 – Henrik Lundqvist suffered a vascular injury on Saturday. We have been conferring with leading medical experts to ensure the best possible care. Henrik will remain sidelined at least three weeks, until he is revaluated and we have completed the process of conferring with the medical experts.

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Report- Henrik Lundqvist Out At Least A Month With Neck Injury

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

It’s bad, Rangers fans.

Franchise goaltender Henrik Lundqvist will be sidelined for at least one month, and perhaps longer, with a neck injury he sustained last Saturday night when struck in the throat by a shot, sources have told The Post.

The Rangers, who have kept the exact nature of the injury a secret, neither denied nor confirmed the timeline of Lundqvist’s expected absence when contacted by The Post.

Lundqvist not only completed Saturday night’s game against Carolina after being hit square in the throat by Brad Malone’s shot just over three minutes into the second period, The King played the full 60 minutes in the Rangers’ victory over the Panthers two nights later.

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