News: Chris Mueller called up, Jesper Fast and JT Miller sent down

Jesper FastThe Rangers have sent JT Miller and Jesper Fast down to Hartford and called up Chris Mueller.

Fast played in three games to start the season, was a minus one, had three shots on goal, 2 blocked shots and an average of 12:41 per game. He also saw 1:47 per game on the PK.

Miller was a minus four in three games, had 7 shots on goal, 4 hits, 3 blocked shots, 1 giveaway, 3 takeaways, 9 faceoff wins and 14 losses and average of 12:06 per game.

Starting tomorrow the Wolf Pack have 3 games in four nights.

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Adam Rotter: I thought Miller and/or Fast would get in on Sunday but instead they go to Hartford to play rather than sit in the press box. This should mean that Marty St. Louis is done playing center and will go back to the wing, maybe with Kevin Hayes in the middle like we saw at times last night. I liked Mueller during the preseason and I like anything that will get Marty back to the wing.

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Jesper Fast

Note: Jesper Fast has a sore hand

5:41PM: Alain Vigneault said that he was surprised that Fast was able to practice today.

Fast said that he was “fine” but still sore. (Ranger Rants)

10/10/14 | 10:25AM: Alain Vigneault said on MSG last night that Jesper Fast’s hand was sore from blocking a shot.

1:31 into the second period, Fast blocked a shot from Ian Cole and went to the bench to be examined by Jim Ramsay before they both went to the Rangers locker room.

Fast missed about 10 minutes of game play before returning at 9:59 of the second period.

Fast played over 5 minutes after returning including 4:32 over 7 shifts in the third period.

Read: Jesper Fast’s chance of making the roster

Jesper FastIn two preseason games, Jesper Fast has 3 goals, 5 shots on goal, 3 hits and played 13:22 and 14:39.

On the MSG training camp show, Sam Rosen said, “I think he makes the team. Everyone that I talk to is very high on him, loves his play on the ice, the intelligence with which he plays, always in the right position, defensively responsible, a regular on the PK and has been very good and he has added some goal scoring.”

Joe Micheletti added that Fast is bigger and stronger and brings a high level of intelligence about how to play the game.

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Read: Jesper Fast was told to add strength and now feels more confident

Jesper FastJesper Fast says that he was told following last season that he needed to add strength so after working on his upper body and legs he feels that he is in a better position to show what kind of player he is. (NY Post)

Fast says that he feels more comfortable this season knowing his teammates and what the expectations are of him. He says that he feels more confident. (NY Post)

Larry Brooks writes that Alain Vigneault felt “safe” with Fast last season because of his play away from the puck. Fast says that the players are aware of how many spots are up for grabs.

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