Read: What Alain Vigneault sees in Tanner Glass (Updated)

9/22/14 | 3:40PM: On Glass, Vigneault said yesterday “Tanner is a kid who when he came to us in Vancouver, he wasn’t on anybodies chart. We signed him as a depth player, two-way contract and he came to camp and him being who he is, being a hard worker, he battled through every practice, he made his way and caught everyone’s attention and made our team.”

Vigneault added, “He got better coaching and improved as a player. He is a great kid who understands his role and when he became available, the year before he went to Pitt, we tried to bring him back but he felt he had a better opportunity in Pitt and this time we talked to him again and tried to bring him and now he is here.”

7/7/14 | 3:45PM: EJ Hardek said on SNY’s Rangers Blue Line podcast today, “I think the biggest thing is that Vigneault is comfortable with Tanner Glass and he knows him and he can step in and Glass can step in knowing what he has to do in a Derek Dorsett type role at a little less money. I’m never crazy on signing guys like that to a three-year term because I think they are replaceable guys but after going to the Stanley Cup Final I think Alain Vigneault has earned the right to ask management for a guy that he is comfortable with and make it happen. Glass will be what he is which is a fourth line player who can create energy and mix it up.”

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Read: Jeff Gorton Needs To Be The Choice To Replace Glen Sather (Updates)

9/22/14 | 3:54PM: Gorton handles the “day to day demands” of the Rangers  while Sather oversees the “club’s personnel.” (ESPN.com)

Katie Strang says that she wouldn’t be surprised if Sather stepped away and into a “less-demanding” role after this coming season. (ESPN.com)

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6/18/13 | 9:34AM: At The Record, Andrew Gross writes that the Rangers need to make sure that Jeff Gorton is next GM of the team and takes over for Glen Sather when Sather decides to step away.

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Rangers Blue Line Podcast: Leadership, JT Miller and Derek Stepan discussion

NHL.com’s Brian Compton and Adam Rotter of SNYRangersBlog  react to the first few days of training camp, and what they expect to see as games begin. Plus, Brian previews the Atlantic Division with NESN’s Billy Jaffe.

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Stepan day-to-day

Expectations for first pre-season game

Vigneault looking for leadership

Billy Jaffe interview (9:15)

JT Miller’s chip on his shoulder (21:35)

Rick Nash (26:05)

Read: Rangers Prospect Report on Pavel Buchnevich and others

RANGERS0The Rangers have sent through a prospect report focusing on Pavel Buchnevich, Ryan Haggerty and others:

RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: SEPT. 12 – SEPT. 21

FAB FIVE

Pavel Buchnevich, LW – Buchnevich continued his strong start to the season with Severstal Cherepovets in the KHL. The 19-year-old ended this past week by posting three consecutive multi-point efforts, registering six points (four goals, two assists) over the span. Buchnevich has tallied a point in four of his last five games, and has recorded four multi-point games in Severstal’s first eight contests of the season.

KHL SEASON TOTALS: 8 GP, 5-4-9, 0 PIM, +5 +/- RATING

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Recap: Alain Vigneault’s comments today (On Matthew Lombardi, cuts, Henrik Lundqvist)

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault met with the media today to discuss tonight’s preseason game against the Devils (NYR)

  • Update on Derek Stepan, “Rammer decided to give him another full day off the ice, figures that it’s just day to day and nothing serious.”
  • On Matthew Lombardi, “He is a guy that played in the league and played with Ulfie in Phoenix. We knew his skill set, lots of speed, quick on transition, smart player, can kill penalties. He fit a role that we were looking for. He for a couple of years was on the injured side and not play up to his potential. Last year he went to Europe and had a real solid season over there from the people who our scouts are talking to. He has his confidence back and for us, it was a player that has proven he can play at this level, can he still do it, we will give him an opportunity and see what happens.”

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Note: Derek Stepan has a foot issue/listed as day to day

Derek Stepan9/22/14 | 11:44AM: Alain Vigneault says that Stepan’s issue is “nothing serious.” (Gross)

9/21/14 | 11:12AM: Stepan blocked a shot during the informal workouts but has been working through it. (Daily News)

11:08AM: Stepan had x-rays which were negative. (Ranger Rants)

10:13AM: The Rangers have announced that Derek Stepan will not take part in the Rangers scrimmage or on-ice work today because of a foot contusion he suffered while blocking a shot. (NYR)

Stepan is listed as day to day.(NYR)

Practice: The likely lines for tonight’s game against the Devils

Rangers Mural11:06AM: Derek Stepan is not on the ice this morning. (Zipay)

Both Lundqvist and Talbot will play tonight for the Rangers. (NYR)

9/22/14 | 11:01AM: The group of Rangers who are playing tonight against the Devils are on the ice now at the MSG training center.

The likely lines for tonight’s game are (Gross):

  • Carl Hagelin, JT Miller, Ryan Bourque
  • Tanner Glass, Chris Mueller, Jesper Fast
  • Ryan Malone, Matthew Lombardi, Marty St. Louis
  • Chris Kreider, Kevin Hayes, Danny Kristo

The defense being used at the morning skate is (Gross):

  • Marc Staal and Dan Boyle
  • Michael Kostka and John Moore
  • Steven Kampfer, Matt Hunwick

Samuel Noreau and Ryan Mantha are also skating.

Henrik Lundqvist is expected to start with Cam Talbot as his backup.(Gross)