Read: Henrik Lundqvist on Carl Hagelin, Jesper Fast and the dinner they had with Anton Stralman

Henrik LundqvistHenrik Lundqvist describes fellow Swede Jesper Fast as a “smart player,” a good skater and someone who has good hands around the net. (Hockey Sverige)

He said that Fast is a good role player for the Rangers who can play big minutes in the bottom six. Lundqvist added that scoring a couple of goals should help Fast’s confidence. (Hockey Sverige)

On Carl Hagelin, Lundqvist said that he is a “strong skater” with good speed and is a player who sees the game really well and make “great passes.”

He said that Hagelin’s game is more than just about speed and that he has good skill and works well with his linemates. (Hockey Sverige)

Lundqvist said that when the Rangers were in Tampa Bay the Swedish players met with and had dinner with former teammate Anton Stralman. He added that when the Rangers are on the road it isn’t just the Swedish players who hang out but on occasion they do get together. (Hockey Sverige)

Read: Jesper Fast’s game yesterday and how happy everyone is for him

Jesper FastJesper Fast had a goal, his first regular season goal, and an assist in 10:03 of ice time yesterday.

Fast had 3 hits and 3:04 in the first, 4:01 in the second and 2:58 in the third.

He was on the ice for 9 shot attempts for and 9 against and played mostly with Dominic Moore and JT Miller. (Natural Stat Trick)

Mats Zuccarello said that ever since Fast has been with the team he has been “very effective” and he is a smart player who improves every day. (Nettavisen)

Zuccarello adds that Fast is a modest player who has been very good. (VG)

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Stats: Jesper Fasts’ game on Tuesday against the Penguins

Jesper FastJesper Fast played 12:20 on Tuesday against the Penguins in his return to the Rangers lineup after being called up.

Fast had two hits and a takeaway but did not register a shot attempt. He played 3:30 in the first, 3:35 in the second and 5:15 in the third while skating with Dominic Moore and Tanner Glass.

When he was on the ice, he only played at even strength, the Rangers had 6 shot attempts for while surrendering 17.

When Fast played against Patric Hornqvist the shot attempts for 4 for, 4 against, Evgeni Malkin, 1 for, 4 against, Sidney Crosby 1 for, 3 against.

Against Nick Spalling the shot attempts for 1 for, 10 against, Brandon Sutter 1 for, 8 against, Steve Downie, 1 for, 8 against.

Alain Vigneault was asked about Fast on Wednesday and said, “I have always felt very comfortable with him, he is a very smart two-way player who always gives the best of his effort. He is a young player who is growing and improving his skill set and very smart on the ice and his line was effective.”

Read: The Rangers trust Jesper Fast (Updates)

Jesper Fast2:06PM: Alain Vigneault said of Fast today “the feedback that we got from the staff there was that he had been playing extremely well, very dependable at both ends of the rink. We wanted a right winger, not a center and he was their best right now and we called him up.”

Fast said today (NYR):

  • On his season so far, “I thought I had a good preseason. It was disappointing to be sent down but it’s how it is an to be ready for the next opportunity.”
  • “It’s my second year here, it’s all about development and being the best player that I can and getting better.”
  • On Hartford, “we have a great group of guys both on and off the ice. Oscar has been playing really good, we just give him the puck and he goes. We have good chemistry and hopefully keep it up.”

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NEWS: Jesper Fast called up

Jesper FastThe Rangers have called up Jesper Fast from Hartford. (Larry Brooks)

Fast’s cap hit is $805,500.

In 11 games with the Wolf Pack, Fast has 1 goal and 8 assists, a minus two rating, 2 PIM and 17 shots on goal.

Fast played three games with the Rangers this season, had 3 shots on goal, a minus one rating, 2 blocked shots and 12:41 per game with 1:47 on the PK.

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Stats: Wolf Pack win 4-3 on Sunday (JT Miller, Danny Kristo, Jesper Fast score)

The Wolf Pack beat the Worcester Sharks 4-3 on Sunday.

•    Mat Bodie: 2 assists, plus one, 1 shot
•    Ryan Bourque: 1 assist, 1 shot
•    JT Miller: 1 goal, 1 assist, plus one, 3 shots
•    Marek Hrivik: nothing on scoresheet
•    Chris Bourque: 1 goal, plus one, 3 shots
•    Oscar Lindberg: 2 assists, plus two, tripping penalty
•    Jesper Fast: 1 goal, plus two, 1 shot
•    Danny Kristo: 1 goal, plus one, 1 shot, hooking penalty
•    Ryan Haggerty: 1 shot