Read: Anthony Duclair since he returned/likely in tomorrow

DuclairAlain Vigneault said today that he expects to keep Anthony Duclair in the Rangers lineup tomorrow against Montreal.

In his two games since returning to the Rangers lineup, Duclair has 1 shot on goal and an average of 12:44 and 9:25.

He has two hits in those games, 1 shot that was blocked, 1 giveaway, 1 takeaway and one blocked shot.

Duclair has been on the ice at 5 on 5 for 17 shots for and 11 against. (War on Ice)

Asked about Duclair’s recent play, Vigneault said today, “yes, he is learning, he is improving with every practice and every opportunity to play. His situation has not changed. He is still day to day and revolves around his progression as well as how the team is playing. He is coming along, he is a young player that is following the process.”


Stats: Anthony Duclair’s return to the Rangers lineup

Anthony DuclairIn his return to the Rangers lineup last night, Anthony Duclair played 12:44, an even rating, one shot attempt blocked, 1 hit and one blocked shot.

Duclair played 4:44 in the first, 3:25 in the second and 4:35 in the third, with all of his time coming at even strength.

He registered four mentions on the NHL’s official play by play sheet for the game:

  • 2:57 left in first period: Hit on Andrej Sustr
  • 13:23 left in the second period: blocked Gudas shot
  • 18:29 left in the third period: hit by Jonathon Drouin
  • 15:03 left in the third period: shot attempt blocked by Matt Carle

Duclair was also seen battling with Brian Boyle throughout the game. He played three minutes on the ice against Boyle. (Nat Stat Trick)

When Duclair was on the ice at 5 on 5, the Rangers had 15 shot attempts for and 7 against but only two shots on goal for and four against. (Nat Stat Trick)

He played mostly against the D pairing of Matt Carle and Anton Stralman and Alex Kilorn, Nikita Kucherov and Jonathon Droiun. (Nat Stat Trick)

Read: Anthony Duclair on returning to the Rangers lineup tonight

DuclairAfter being a healthy scratch for three games, Anthony Duclair will return to the Rangers lineup tonight and start on a line with Kevin Hayes and Carl Hagelin.

Duclair said that he is not used to sitting but that sitting out is part of the process that he is going through as a young player. He said that when he is in the lineup he needs to make a difference. (

He said that he has been learning by watching, talking to some veterans and watching video.He said that he is soaking in the experience and learning from guys like Rick Nash and Marty St. Louis (Ranger Rants)

Duclair added that he isn’t complaining about the situation that he is in and he would much rather be with the Rangers than back in juniors where he feels he doesn’t have much to prove. He thinks that practicing with the NHL players will help him in the long run. ( and Ranger Rants)

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Poll: What should the Rangers do with Anthony Duclair?

11/15/14 | 11:17AM:

Duclair will be scratched again tonight. For the latest on Duclair, CLICK HERE.

11/10/14 | 12:23PM:

Duclair played 12:13 last night including 5:35 in the third period. He had zero shot attempts.

DuclairHe has one assist and 3 shots in his last five games.

Larry Brooks wrote at the end of October that Anthony Duclair has “too much upside” with him to send him back to Quebec and lose him for the rest of the season. (NY Post)

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Note: Anthony Duclair will be scratched tonight (Updates)

Anthony Duclair11/12/14 | 3:30PM: Vigneault said on Wednesday, 

  • On what he has seen from Duclair, “in my mind, there is a skill set there that I haven’t seen a young player have in a long time. Sometimes for a guy like that, playing every night is not the right thing to do. When we sat him out for a couple of games the last time he came back and was real strong those first few games. It gives him time to practice and work with the coaches, some individual work with Arnie. It’s a long season, might not play tomorrow but is day to day and still part of this team right now.”

11/11/14 | 12:54PM: Alain Vigneault said of Duclair, “his situation is day by day, he is a very young player. I get it, he has to play but he isn’t playing tonight and tomorrow is another day.” (NYR)

11:34AM: Anthony Duclair will be a healthy scratch tonight when the Rangers play the Penguins. (Gross)

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Read: Anthony Duclair, a top nine spot and balance

Duclair1Alain Vigneault has said all season long that Anthony Duclair will stay with the Rangers as long as he can play in their top nine.

He said that Duclair may not play every game but when he does it has to be in the top nine.

Duclair spent Wednesday game playing on the fourth line and is scheduled to skate tonight with Kevin Hayes and Tanner Glass on the fourth line.

Asked about Duclair falling out of the top nine, Vigneault said that it has to do with balance in the lineup and the need for the Rangers to play four lines tonight and tomorrow because of the back to back. Vigneault added that he always wants to play four lines but when he does shorten the bench it’s because of performance reasons.

He played a career low 9:39 on Wednesday and only has two shots on goal in the past three games.

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Stats: The Anthony Duclair situation right now

DuclairAnthony Duclair played a career low 9:39 last night and had 1 shot on goal and 1 shot that missed the net.

Duclair played 4:07 in the first, 3:03 in the second and 2:29 in the third. 8:43 of his ice time was at even strength and 56 seconds was on the PK.

He started the game with Tanner Glass and Chris Mueller on the fourth line and also saw time with Chris Kreider and Carl Hagelin, Kevin Hayes and Mats Zuccarello.  (Natural Stat Trick)

  • 5:04 with Chris Mueller
  • 4:22 with Tanner Glass
  • 2:52 with Chris Kreider
  • 2:18 with Mats Zuccarello
  • 1:31 with Kevin Hayes
  • 1:08 with Dom Moore

Alain Vigneault said on Wednesday that he moved Duclair around and he had some good looks. He added that Duclair has a “real good skill set” and is in the process of becoming a pro.

He only started 1/3 of his shifts last night in the offensive zone. (Natural Stat Trick)

Duclair has two shots on goal in the past three games and has played between 9:39 and 11:06 in the last four games.

On one shift last night Doc Emrick said that it was “fun” to watch Duclair.