Read: Rangers Prospect Report 10/13 to 10/19 (Oscar Lindberg, Ryan Haggerty, Pavel Buchnevich, Adam Tambellini)

RangersThe Rangers have sent through the following report on their farm system:

EMERGING FROM THE PACK
After winning its season opener on Oct. 12 at Syracuse, the Wolf Pack returned to Hartford for two home contests this past weekend. Hartford won its home opener on Saturday, defeating the Portland Pirates, 2-1. Ryan Haggerty opened the scoring with a power play goal in the third period, as he redirected a pass from Oscar Lindberg into the net for his first professional goal. J.T Miller registered the game-winning goal in his AHL season debut. On Sunday, the Wolf Pack and Hershey Bears were deadlocked in a scoreless battle through regulation and 6:58 of overtime, until Casey Wellman’s power play goal gave the Bears a 1-0 win.

  • CLICK HERE to see highlights from Saturday’s game.

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Recap: Rick Nash on ESPN Radio (On Anthony Duclair and Kevin Hayes, his start, playoffs)

Rick NashRick Nash was on ESPN Radio on Wednesday at 4:30PM:

  •  On having a newborn, “It has been tough to sleep and we have been at home so it’s been tough. I’m lucky and my wife has been taking care of a lot of it the night before games.”
  • On his start, “It’s been a lot of puck luck, a lot of pucks have been going in that haven’t in the past. It’s just finding some chemistry with Marty early on and now Kreider and Kevin Hayes, we all complement each others games.”

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Stats: Dan Girardi’s return after his leg laceration

Dan GirardiAfter missing most of the third period on Sunday due to a leg laceration, Dan Girardi played 28:02, had one shot, one shot that missed the net, 4 hits and 3 blocked shots.

Girardi played 8:41 in the first, 9:13 in the second, 9 minutes in the third and 1:08 in OT.

When Girardi was on the ice at 5 on 5, the Rangers had 11 shot attempts for, 21 against (34.38%) and 6 shots on goal for and 13 against (31.58%). (Natural Stat Trick)

Girardi started 12 of his shifts in the defensive zone, 16 in the neutral zone and 8 in the offensive zone. (War on Ice)

Recap: Alain Vigneault’s comments today after practice (On Carl Hagelin’s role, the break in games)

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault met with the media today following Rangers practice (LoHud via SoundCloud):

  • On Kevin Hayes and Chris Mueller, “In Hayes case, a young player that is improving on a daily basis. He is soaking in everyday that he is here. He is working hard in the areas that we have talked to him about as far as on-ice play. He is working hard on his conditioning and he is coming along. Last night, faceoff wise it was a little average but he did some other good things. He was in on the tying goal and he is a young player with some real good upside. In Muelle’rs case, he is a veteran guy who has been in different organizations and has been good in the faceoff circle, smart player and not overly quick but knows what to do with the puck and he is a right shot which helps our group because we don’t have a lot of those.”

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Read: There is no timetable yet on when Derek Stepan will start skating

Stepan10/22/14 | 1:54PM: Alain Vigneault says that he doesn’t think Derek Stepan will skate today or tomororw. (Gross)

10/21/14 | 4:11PM: Alain Vigneault said today that there is not yet a timetable for when Derek Stepan will begin skating following his fractured fibula.

Stepan’s injury was announced on 9/24 and he was told he would be out 4-6 weeks.

The Rangers placed Stepan on Long-Term IR to start the season and he is eligible return on November 3rd against St. Louis.

The only update on Stepan’s rehab came last week when Vigneault said that he was swimming.

Practice: Dominic Moore and Derick Brassard not on the ice

12:07PM: The Rangers say that Moore and Brassard were both given maintenance days. (Gross)

12:04PM: Dominic Moore and Derick Brassard are not on the ice for the Rangers at today’s practice. (Andrew Gross)

Moore played 15:23 last night for the Rangers including the final shift of the third period. He did not have a shift in OT.

Moore had one blocked shot in the game.

Brassard had an assist and played 19:07. He was on the ice to start overtime for the Rangers.

WATCH/Stats: Wolf Pack win 5-4 (Mat Bodie, Conor Allen, Oscar Lindberg, Ryan Bourque, Danny Kristo score)

The Wolf Pack beat Worcester 5-4 last night:

  • Mat Bodie: 1 goal, plus one, 4 shots
  • Conor Allen: 1 goal, 1 shot
  • Dylan McIlrath: minus one, 1 shot
  • Ryan Bourque: 1 goal, minus one, 3 shots
  • JT Miller: 1 assist, minus one, 3 shots, tripping penalty
  • Marek Hrivik: minus one
  • Chris Bourque: plus one, 1 shot
  • Oscar Lindberg: 1 goal, plus one, 2 shots
  • Jesper FastL minus one
  • Danny Kristo: 1 goal, 2 assists, plus two, 4 shots
  • Ryan Haggerty: 2 assists, plus one, 3 shots

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