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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.

To face Devils, Vigneault, front office, opting for experience

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault looks up at the

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In prepping for the first visit to Newark this season on Saturday, the Rangers front office and head coach Alain Vigneault are opting to fill the hole left by Ryan Callahan (broken thumb, hit by shot against Caps), with experience raather than youth.

The message, it appears, is that the 2-4 Rangers need to nail down a few winnable games, and let the youngsters simmer a bit in Hartford. Vigneault...

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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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