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.

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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Live from Anaheim: What to watch for during Rangers-Ducks

Taylor Pyatt celebrates his second-period goal during a

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For the third time in four games on this season-opening Western trip, the Rangers (1-2) will face a club staging its home opener, with all the inherent ceremonies, introductions and an energetic crowd.

For the Blueshirts, tonight's clash with the Ducks (2-1) will have a greater emphasis on intensity.

They presumably will be without Rick Nash, who apparently sustained a concussion on...

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J.T. Miller assigned to AHL

LOS ANGELES---Back to the Pack.

J.T. Miller, who along with Jesper Fast, were two of the youngsters who made the Rangers opening day roster, has been sent to Hartford.

A team spokesman said this morning here in California that the club wanted Miller to get more ice time.

With captain Ryan Callahan (shoulder) returning on Monday, presumably that wasn't going to happen in the NHL.


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Miller, Fast, Asham, Falk survive; Kreider assigned to AHL

Chris Kreider, left, gets knocked to the ice

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The Rangers have kept forwards J.T. Miller, Jesper Fast, Arron Asham and defenseman Justin Falk on their roster, and cut Chris Kreider, who played well on Friday in Las Vegas but didn't impress enough during the rest of the pre-season campaign. He'll be back at some point, I assume.

The other cuts: Darroll Powe, Stu Bickel and Brandon Mashinter, all of whom must clear waivers, plus Oscar Lindberg,...

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Live from Calgary: Banff practice, Vigneault, game preview

Alain Vigneault speaks to the media after being

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Well, didn’t need more than a few hours to ascertain that Banff, Alberta and the surrounding area is absolutely gorgeous. Will surely be back for a vacation.

But today was work. First time following any sport I’ve had to drive through a national park to cover a practice.

Cruised west out of Calgary this morning, with a golden sunrise in the rear-view mirror and Ryan Adams (alone and...

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