Read: The Rangers Will Decide What To Do With Jesper Fast This Week

9:29AM: Bob Crawford of the Whale noted a couple of days ago that Fast was rehabbing an injury.

9:27AM: At Newsday, Steve Zipay writes that the Rangers will make a decision this week on where Jesper Fast will play the rest of this season.

Zipay says that the team will determine this week whether Fast will join the Rangers or play in Hartford.

Fast came to NY this past week while the Rangers have been on their road trip.

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Adam Rotter: The Rangers created a roster spot by sending Kris Newbury down, but they seem to have their forwards for the final 14 games set. The decision could be whether to have Fast play in the AHL as the Whale look to make a run in the playoffs or to have him return to Sweden and play in the World Championships. I would think the Rangers would want Fast to play in Hartford so that they could watch him and start to acclimate him to the smaller ice and Rangers style of play.

Read: Jesper Fast Is In NY Right Now

According to Larry Brooks in the NY Post, Jesper Fast flew into NY yesterday and will undergo a physical today or tomorrow with the Rangers doctors.

Brooks says that Fast was given permission by Swedish officials to come to NY/there are no restrictions on how he can be used and the team will decide where to place him in the coming days.

Brooks also says that Fast may not have to return to Sweden to play in the World Championships, as was previously reported.

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Read: Jesper Fast Will Be An NHL Player

This translates to “He will be an NHL player eventually, I am convinced,” said Anders Hedberg on Jesper Fasth.

Hedberg is the rangers Head scout in Europe.

He added that Fast is on an “ideal development curve” in Sweden with HV71

Fasth had one goal and four assists in five playoff games for HV71.

In the regular season, he scored 18 goals and 17 assists in 45 games.

Leslie Treff writes at Hockey’s Future that Fast could be in North America next year and has the potential to be a second line player in the NHL.

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Katie Strang writes that Fast is expected to fly to NY tomorrow.

Buzz: Jesper Fast Is Coming To North America…..For A Short Time

11:53AM: Strang spoke with Fast’s agent who said that they hope for a resolution in a day or two.

11:20AM: Katie Strang notes on twitter that even though the Rangers loaned Fast to HV71, that agreement runs through the World Championships. Fast may not be able to come to NY unless he turns down the opportunity to play for Sweden.

Shes notes that it is likely that the two sides will come to an agreement, most likely the one below.

11:10AM: In the NY Post, Larry Brooks says that the Rangers are still working on getting Fast released from his SEL contract.

7:07AM: According to Aftonbladet, a Swedish Paper, Jesper Fast will come to North America but will have to return to Sweden by April 15 so he can join the Swedish training camp for the World Championships.

The World Championships are taking place in Finland and Sweden.

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Buzz: What Could Stop Jesper Fast From Coming To The Rangers

According to Swedish paper Jyntt, the Swedish manager of the World Cup team believes that Jesper Fast’s rights are owned for this season in Sweden and they don’t have to release him to play in the NHL if they want Fast to play in the World Championships.

If Fast is brought over to North America, he would start in the AHL and then possibly be moved to the NHL.

The basis of keeping Fast in Sweden is to give the countries hockey federation the best possible players to choose from when piecing together their World Championship team.

The preliminary roster for Sweden’s team is expected to be released tomorrow and Fast is expected to be on the team.

The World Championships start on May 3 in Helsinki and Stockholm.

Buzz: Jesper Fast Could Join The Rangers By Next Week

According to Larry Brooks in the NY Post, Jesper Fast could join the Rangers by the middle of next week.

Fast needs permission to join the Rangers from the Swedish Ice Hockey Association as he may also be asked to play for Sweden in the World Championships which start in may.

Brooks suggests that if Fast is able to make the Rangers, he could play on a “kid” line with JT Miller and Chris Kreider.

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Buzz: Could The Rangers Bring In Jesper Fasth?

Jack Campbell, Jesper Fasth, Nick LeddyJesper Fasth’s team in the Swedish Elite League, HV71, was eliminated from the playoffs and Katie Strang writes at ESPN NY that the Rangers are considering bringing Fasth over to North America.

Fasth is already under contract so there would be no addition to the Rangers reserve list of 50 contracts and would also not require waivers to play for the Rangers.

Strang notes that the Rangers will need to determine whether Fasth would be best served by coming to North America or playing for Sweden, if chosen, in the World Championships in May.

Fasth had one goal and four assists in five playoff games for HV71.

In the regular season, Fasth scored 18 goals and 17 assists in 45 games.

THIS SECTION is all about Jesper Fasth.

Buzz: Glen Sather Is Interested In Maybe Having Jesper Fasth and Oscar Lindberg This Season

7:01AM: According to Larry Brooks in the NY Post, the Rangers will take a look at bringing over Swedish prospects Oscar Lindberg and Jesper Fasth when their season’s in the Swedish Elite League end.

Both Lindberg and Fasth are under contract and Sather told Brooks, “I really like those two kids. It could be interesting.’’

The regular season ends next week in the SEL and the playoffs would end in the middle of April if they went to the championship.

Lindberg has 16 goals and 23 assists in 52 games.

Fasth has 18 goals and 16 assists in 44 games.

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BUZZ: Players Like Mats Zuccarello/Jesper Fasth and Oscar Lindberg Could Join The Team This Season

According to Larry Brooks, in the NY Post, since Mats Zuccarello, Oscar Lindberg and Jesper Fasth are on the Rangers reserve list, they can play for the team following the end of their respective seasons in Europe.

Zuccarello would need to sign a contract but would not have to clear waivers to play for the Rangers.

Lindberg and Fasth signed contracts last spring.

In the KHL this season, Zuccarello has nine goals and 15 assists in 35 games.

Zuccarello signed a two-year deal in the KHL but the Rangers retained his contractual rights.