Blue Notes

Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.

Smoke signal? Brandon Mashinter returned to Hartford

The Rangers were off today, including Rick Nash (concussion), who had skated or practiced for nine straight days and said he was hopeful to return Tuesday against the Bruins or Thursday in Dallas.

But the Mashinter transaction is not a definitive sign that the elite right wing will dress for Tuesday's game at MSG. As you have read here and in Newsday, the print edition, Nash has said he wanted...

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Captain Ryan Callahan returns vs. Ducks


                After missing seven games with a broken left thumb, Rangers captain Ryan Callahan is dressing against Anaheim at Madison Square Garden. Callahan, who broke the finger blocking a shot in Washington on Oct. 16, was scheduled to be out three to four weeks, but he was cleared Sunday.


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Callahan practices, Moore out with oblique, Lundqvist in goal


               Although he’s frustrated with being sidelined, Rangers captain Ryan Callahan’s broken left thumb is healing on schedule and he skated with his teammates Thursday morning before the Sabres game for the first time since the injury.


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Chris Kreider, Brandon Mashinter recalled from AHL

Feeling the need for more offense, size and toughness, the Rangers have recalled Chris Kreider and Brandon Mashinter from Hartford.

On a day that started with the retirement announcement from goaltender Martin Biron, with the corresponding callup of Hartford's No. 1 goalie Cam Talbot to back up Henrik Lundqvist,  there were four other moves, but the Kreider and Mashinter transactions...

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Powe, Bickel, Mashinter all clear waivers, assigned to AHL

Stu Bickel stops Brandon Sutter #16 of the

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Darroll Powe, Stu Bickel and Brandon Mashinter have all cleared waivers and will be assigned to AHL Hartford.

The three were among the seven cuts made on Sunday.

Head coach Alain Vigneault said that "selfishly", he hoped Powe would clear, because he might be of use during the season.

If Bickel, a physical, right-handed d-man, plays well in the AHL, he might also be added...

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