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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Read: Jesper Fast on his and Oscar Lindberg’s chances at making the roster

Jesper Fast:Oscar LindbergJesper Fast says that it’s important to be at your best over the next three weeks before the season starts to try and secure a spot on the opening night roster. (Expressen)

He says that you have to believe in yourself but the competition will be “very tough” and many players are interested in the open spots. (Expressen)

On Oscar Lindberg’s chances to make the team, Fast says that Lindberg “has a good chance” and is “next in line.” Fast says that both players have a shot at making the roster with good camps. (Expressen)

Carl Hagelin says that the team has “faith” in Fast and he is a player who can help swing the momentum of a game. (Expressen)

On Lindberg, Hagelin says that he is an “incredibly good two-way center” who has to “stand out” in camp to have a chance. (Expressen)

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Read: Why Jesper Fast chose #91

Jesper FastJesper Fast switched from #12 to #91 over the summer after newly signed Ranger Lee Stempniak was given #12.

Fast said that he was offered a bunch of different numbers over the summer in the 40s and 50s and decided to go with #91 because that was the year he was born.(Rangers)

Other Rangers who have worn #91 include:

  • Evgeny Grachev
  • Markus Naslund

After playing with the Rangers for parts of last season, Fast said that he learned a lot and is looking forward to the battle for spots in training camp. (Rangers)

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