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Rangers vs. Stars 1.17.16: Pregame Notes

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. DALLAS STARS
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
 
Rangers: 28-15-1 (57 pts)
Stars: 18-19-8 (44 pts)

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Rangers Host Stars at The Garden

Zibanejad Expected to Return for Injury

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

The Rangers return home to face the Dallas Stars and they'll have a big piece of their puzzle back in the lineup.

Center Mika Zibanejad is expected to return to the lineup after missing the last 25 games with a broken fibula, which he suffered back on Nov. 20 against Florida. Zibanejad had five goals and 10 assists for 15 points in 19 games prior to the injury.

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Rangers Assign Marek Hrivik to Hartford

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has assigned Marek Hrivik to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

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Rangers Prospect Report: 1.16.17

Updates From Around the Farm System

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / New York Rangers

Three Stars of the Week

Gabriel Fontaine, C, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL) - Fontaine registered three goals/points in two games last week. The Rangers' sixth round pick (171st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft extended his goal/point streak to four games, and he has tallied eight points (six goals, two assists) over the span. Fontaine has registered 33 points (15 goals, 18 assists) and a plus-15 rating in 35 games this season.
 
Igor Shesterkin, G, SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) - Shesterkin posted a 3-0-0 record, along with a 1.95 GAA and a .923 SV% in three appearances during the week. The Rangers' fourth round pick (118th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft has posted a 29-3-1 record, along with a 1.55 GAA, a .941 SV%, and 8 SO in 35 appearances in the KHL this season. Shesterkin ranks third in the KHL in SV% and ranks fourth in the league in GAA this season.
 
Ty Ronning, RW, Vancouver Giants (WHL) - Ronning registered a goal/point in each of Vancouver's two games last week, tallying three points (two goals, one assist) over the span. The Rangers' seventh round pick (201st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has notched a point in seven of the last eight games, recording 10 points (six goals, four assists) during the stretch. Ronning ranks second on Vancouver in goals (18) and points (38), and he is tied for second in assists (20) this season.

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Rangers Recall Magnus Hellberg From Hartford

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has recalled goaltender Magnus Hellberg from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

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Prospect Update: Saturday Night Round Up

Updates on Ronning, Fontaine, Jensen and more

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Forward Ty Ronning picked up a goal and an assist in Vancouver's 6-3 loss to Kamloops Saturday night in the Western Hockey League. The 2016 seventh round pick has 10 points in his last eight games and 18 goals and 20 assists for 38 points in 41 games this season for the Giants.

Brad Morrison scored a goal in Prince George's 5-4 win over Calgary. Morrison, selected by the Rangers in the 2015 fourth round, has 17 goals and 24 assists for 41 points in 44 games this season with the Cougars.

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Rangers Surrender Lead in Third in Loss to Canadiens

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

The Rangers' struggles in Montreal continued Saturday night when New York let a 3-2 third period lead slip away in a 5-4 loss to the Canadiens.

Alexei Emelin, Max Pacioretty and Paul Byron scored in a 62-second span against Henrik Lundqvist.

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Rangers at Canadiens 1.14.17: Postgame Notes

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

Team Notes

  • RED, WHITE, AND BLUESHIRT - Five American-born players have tallied 10 or more goals in one season with the Rangers for the first time in franchise history (Kreider, Hayes, Vesey, Miller, and Stepan).
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Prospect Update: Fontaine 2 Goals, Gettinger 2 Points

Plus Jensen, Graves and Shesterkin In Action

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Center Gabriel Fontaine scored a pair of goals in Rouyn-Noranda's 6-3 win over Sherbrooke in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League on Friday night. The 2016 sixth round pick has a three-game goal/point streak during which he's netted five goals and two assists for seven points. Fontaine has 14 goals and 18 assists for 32 points in 34 games this season for the Huskies.

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Rangers at Canadiens 1.14.17: Pregame Notes

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

NEW YORK RANGERS at MONTREAL CANADIENS
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Bell Centre - Montreal, QC
 
Rangers: 28-14-1 (57 pts)
Canadiens: 26-11-6 (58 pts)

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