According to Larry Brooks, the Rangers have sent Carl Hagelin back to NY to work on his strength and conditioning with Rangers personnel rather than stay with the team through the final two days of the road trip.
Brooks says that Hagelin has not suffered a setback in his return from shoulder surgery and that this was a planned move by the organization.
Hagelin is expected to start the season on LTIR to give the Rangers some cap relief and let Hagelin rehab without the pressure of rushing back. Being placed on LTIR means that he will miss the first ten games of the season.
Andrew Gross notes that the Rangers are making clear that there is no issue with Hagelin and that going back to NY is going to be more beneficial to his rehab schedule
According to Larry Brooks in the NY Post, while neither Carl Hagelin or Ryan Callahan are likely to be able to start the season, Callahan is a couple of weeks ahead in his rehab and should be able to join the lineup sooner.
Brooks says that Hagelin will likely be placed on LTIR, thus giving the Rangers more space space for the time being, and won’t be available for the first 10 games and/or 24 days of the season.
Alain Vigneault said yesterday that Callahan is ahead of Hagelin in terms of shooting the puck but that both are coming along in their rehab.
Hagelin admitted on MSG last week that Callahan was likely ahead by a little bit.
For more on Callahan’s shoulder, CLICK HERE.
Carl Hagelin joined MSG during the Rangers scrimmage:
- On right before they started, “Zuccarello grabbed my hair. He wishes his flow was as good as mine.”
- On his shoulder, “It’s coming along well. It’s a lot of rehab but it feels good and I am on the ice and starting to shoot a little more.”
- On Zucc, “I am staying at his place. He is a great landlord. I’m doing everything for him. We arne’t cooking. He needs to figure some stuff out with the apartment. He doesn’t like to do stuff himself so I am helping him out.”
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Carl Hagelin told the Rangers website that his shoulder feels good and that while he can’t take contact yet, he is able to skate at full speed and that he has his legs under him.
Hagelin said that he is taking things day by day and is just waiting for the doctors to clear him. He noted that things with his shoulder rehab started slow but that things have progressed quickly in the last three weeks.
Hagelin has been considered a breakout candidate for the Rangers this season.
He underwent surgery on 5/31 and is on the same time table as Ryan Callahan.
Ryan Schwepfinger, at ESPN Insider, looks at Carl Hagelin this season and says that some advanced metrics are pointing to a breakout year for Hagelin.
Those metrics, Vukota, point towards a 22 goal and 31 assist season for Hagelin.
- Sports Forecaster has Hagelin putting up 16 goals and 27 assists
- The Hockey News has Hagelin putting up 20 goals and 25 assists
- Dobber Hockey has Hagelin putting up 24 goals and 22 assists
Based on where he was at 48 games last season, 10 goals and 14 assists, Hagelin was projected by NHL Fantasy to put up 17 goals and 24 assists.
In 11-12, Hagelin had 14 goals and 24 assists in 68 games.
Hagelin will miss the beginning of the season as he recovers from shoulder surgery.
He signed a new contract this summer for two years and $2.25 million per year against the cap.
Last week the Rangers signed Carl Hagelin to a two-year contract with a cap hit of $2.25 million per season.
Hagelin has said that he wants to show the Rangers that he is worth the money the Rangers just committed to him.
Cap Geek has a list of 2o players with the closest cap hit to Hagelin and Ryan Smyth of the Oilers is the only player in the league with the exact same cap hit of $2.25 million.
Michael Frolik, Tyler Kennedy, Andrew Cogliano and Matt Cooke are all players with cap hits slightly above Hagelin.
Lauri Korpikoski, Chris Higgins, Eric Nystrom and Brandon Prust all have cap hits of $2.5 million.
In an interview with Expressen, a Swedish paper, Carl Hagelin said that he is very excited about signing his new contract with the Rangers and that he wants to prove that he is worth the $4.5 million the Rangers have committed to him.
Hagelin added that he is recovering well after shoulder surgery and that he will be allowed to remove his sling soon and begin working out and training.
Hagelin originally hurt his shoulder during the lockout while playing in Sweden.
1:07PM: With the Rangers signing Justin Falk to a one-year contract worth $975,000, Cap Geek says that the Rangers have around $3.3 million in cap space.
Without Powe and Asham the Rangers have $5.1 million in cap space.
The team still needs to sign Derek Stepan and Mats Zuccarello.
11:36AM: With the Rangers signing Carl Hagelin to a deal that has a cap hit of $2.5 million, Cap Geek says that the Rangers have $4.3 million in cap space.
The team still needs to sign Derek Stepan, Mats Zuccarello and Justin Falk.
Cap Geek’s projection of $4.3 million includes Darroll Powe and Arron Asham while not including JT Miller.
The Rangers, during the summer are allowed, to go 10% over the upper limit of $64.3 million. The Rangers need to be below the 64.3 million upper limit by the last day of their training camp.
Subtracting Powe ($1.06 million) and Asham ($1 million) while adding JT Miller ($1.24 million) gives the Rangers $5,43 million, according to the Cap Geek cap calculator.
Without Miller, Powe and Asham, the Rangers have $6.1 million in cap space. Because Powe and Asham have salaries greater than $925,000 they will still have a cap charge if sent to the minors. Asham will have a $75,000 cap charge and Powe will have a $141,666 cap charge.
The Rangers have announced that Carl Hagelin has agreed to terms on a new contract.
Hagelin was an RFA and coming off a contract that had a cap hit of $875,000.
Katie Strang says that it is a TWO-YEAR deal and has a cap hit of $2.25 million.
Strang says that Hagelin will get $2.1 million in the first year of the deal and $2.4 million in the second year.
Hagelin played in all 48 regular season games and had 10 goals and 14 assists, while averaging 17:18 per game. Hagelin had 11 points in 12 February games after going scoreless through the first seven games.
In the playoffs, Hagelin played in all 12 games, had three goals and three assists and averaged 18:05 per game.
Hagelin played most of the season with a torn labrum in his shoulder and is expected to miss the start of the 2013-14 season as he recovers from surgery.
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Adam Rotter: Hagelin signed the Rangers standard two-year bridge contract, similar to the one that Ryan Callahan signed in 2009 and Michael Del Zotto last year. It’s a standard deal for a player like Hagelin who is still developing and finding his true role with the Rangers. I think he is best suited as a third liner who can score, is responsible defensively, can create with his speed and kill penalties.
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Pat Leonard writes in the Daily News that the Rangers have decided not to send a qualifying offer to Michael Sauer.
Sauer will now be a UFA.
Leonard notes that the Rangers have sent qualifying offers to Justin Falk, Derek Stepan, Carl Hagelin, Ryan McDonagh and Mats Zuccarello.
- Zuccarello’s qualifying offer is $735,000.
- McDonagh’s qualifying offer is $826,875
- Stepan’s qualifying offer is 826,875
- Hagelin’s qualifying offer is $660,000
- Falk’s qualifying offer is $866,250
The Rangers retain the rights to all of the players that they have qualified.
The deadline to qualify players is tomorrow.