News: Dominc Moore nominated for Masterton Award

Dom Moore

4/2/14: Moore told John Giannone, “It means a lot. It’s an award that means a lot to me. What it’s for, perseverance, dedication are things that I hold in high regard. It’s an honor just to be nominated and I am grateful for the writers for nominating me, the team for all they have done and I have heard from a lot of the fans on twitter and it means a lot.”

3/30/14: 7:34PM: Moore spoke with TSN’s Ryan Rishaug:

  • On the Oilers, “lots of skill and speed and need to get pucks deep.”
  • On the Rangers, “every game we want to improve on something and we were a little looser than we wanted against Calgary.

7:10PM: Moore said before the game that he was humbled by the nomination and the support he has received from everyone during this time.  (Ranger Rants)

He said that the word perseverance is one that he has a lot of respect for and something that he saw with his wife Katie during her battle with illness. (Ranger Rants)

1:40PM: Dominic Moore has been nominated by the NY chapter of the PHWA to be the Rangers nominee for the Bill Masterton Award. (Andrew Gross)

From the NHL: “The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is an annual award under the trusteeship of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association and is given to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.

Read: Dominic Moore On His Status For Saturday.

Dom MooreEarlier in the week, Alain Vigneault said that if he was a betting man he would think that Dominic Moore would play against Montreal on Saturday.

Today, after skating with the full group as a forward, Moore said, via the Rangers, “I feel good….I’m ready to go.”

Moore has been out with an oblique injury.

Practice: Dominic Moore On For Full Practice (Rick Nash skated earlier)

4:16PM: Dominic Moore met with the media this morning and said:

  • On being ready to return, “I think so but….it’s just a matter of getting better everyday and testing it.”
  • What does the injury hamper, “it’s one of those muscles that is a bit of everything. It’s a matter of continuing to test it and hopefully it keeps getting better. It feels good.”
  • It’s good to be practicing and it’s good to test the muscle and see how it feels.
  • How do you feel, “I feel good. I feel good.”
  • On skating with Rick Nash, “Nasher is, it’s great to see him on his feet and on the ice. He has to be patient and work little by little to get better.”

1:34PM: Alain Vigneault, via the team on twitter, said that Moore will not play tomorrow but will likely return on Saturday in Montreal.

12:50PM: The team, on twitter, says that Nash skated prior to practice today.

12:13PM: Andrew Gross notes that Moore is skating on defense and easing back in the same way that Carl Hagelin did.

12:05PM: Larry Brooks tweets that Dominic Moore is going through a full practice with the Rangers today.

Neither Taylor Pyatt or Rick Nash are skating.

It is likely that the team doesn’t want Nash skating with the full group right now and he could have skated before practice or after when fewer players are on the ice.

Read: Dominic Moore Updates His Status

Dom MooreDominic Moore skated on his own today and met with the media, via the Rangers , as he recovers from his oblique injury:

  • Was it your first skate today, “Just to test it out and see who it felt. It’s progress. I need to keep ramping it up little by little and see how it goes.”
  • What will be the big test, “It’s one of those spots where you, everything you do uses that spot. You gradually ramp it up and when you are at a spot where it’s comfortable and can tolerate the demands of playing you know you are good to go.”
  • What happened to cause the injury, “It was on one of the faceoffs. It felt like it went. I was a faceoff early in the game. That hit, it had already happened. I was trying to stabilize myself but it was after the fact.”
  • Will you travel to Columbus, “not sure yet.”
  • On his season, “I was starting to feel better, 3 or 4 games before getting hurt I was starting to feel better. I just gotta stay positive and keep working and be patient because it will come around soon.

Alain Vigneault said that Moore is still under the same 7-10 day banner for a return as he was last week.

News: Dominic Moore Out 7-10 Days

Dom MooreAlain Vigneault has told the media, via Pat Leonard, that Dominic Moore suffered a strained oblique on Tuesday night against the Islanders and will be out 7-10 days.

Moore is averaging 11:52 per night and 2:25 on the PK.

He has one assist, 11 shots and 11 hits.


Note: Dominic Moore Doubtful For Tomorrow

Dom MooreAccording to Larry Brooks, in the NY Post, Dominic Moore is doubtful for tomorrow’s game against the Sabres.

Moore suffered an upper body injury and didn’t return after the first period last night

Moore told Andrew Gross after the game that he was “good” but didn’t elaborate.

Brandon Mashinter is the only healthy forward on the roster who didn’t play on Tuesday.

Moore is averaging 11:52 per night and 2:25 on the PK.

He has one assist, 11 shots and 11 hits.

Last night Moore played 4:23 and his last shift ended with 4 seconds left in the first.

Read: Dominic Moore’s Return To The Rangers

Dom MooreDominic Moore made his regular season return to the Rangers last night against the Coyotes.

Moore played 11:55, 2:05 on the PK, had one shot that missed the net and blocked one shot. On faceoffs he was 5 and 7 and took 8 of his 12 in the defensive zone.

50% of Moore’s even strength shifts started in the defensive zone, according to Extra Skater, and 37.5% in the neutral zone.

While on the ice, Moore saw 6 shot attempts for and 19 shot attempts against.

Alain Vigneault said yesterday that he met with more on Wednesday and that while he usually keeps one on one conversations with players to himself, he told more that he was very happy with how he performed in training camp.

Vigneault said that he was overly impressed with how Moore was able to step in after all he went through and that they both believe Moore can get even better.

Moore spoke about his wife in the NY Post.

Read: Dominic Moore Is More Than Just A Fourth-Liner/PK Guy

Dom MooreIn 530 NHL games, Dominic Moore has scored 67 goals and has 118 assists. In 44 playoff games, Moore has seven goals and 9 assists

Moore has scored more than 10 goals in three seasons and had at least 25 points a season over the last four that he played.

In 2008-09, Moore had 13 goals and 32 assists. His career average is 8 goals and 15 assists per season.

Moore told Mike Brophy of that he is more than just a checking center, “The way I broke into the League as a fourth-line, penalty-kill guy with the Rangers probably pigeonholed me a bit,” Moore said. “I think over the years I have showed the ability to be a two-way player. I have always tried to be a well-rounded player and not just a checker. My mode of operation throughout my career is to get better every year, and that won’t change.”

Alain Vigneault said last week that he was very impressed with Moore and how he played effectively and was a leader during the exhibition games, especially after being out of of hockey for as long as he was.

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