Buzz: JT Miller Called Back Up

5:29PM: The team has officially sent Kreider and Fast to the Whale. Press release is below

4:51PM: Andrew Gross notes on twitter that the Rangers have said Miller won’t be in the lineup tonight.

4:25PM:According to the AHL Transaction wire, the Rangers have recalled JT Miller from Hartford.

Chris Kreider is still in Hartford.

Miller and Kreider were sent down, though not confirmed by the team, this morning.

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Read/Watch: The Rangers Wanted To Check Out Jesper Fast Today/He May Have To Return To Sweden In Two Weeks

Jesper FastThis morning at Rangers practice, Jesper Fast skated on a line with Brian Boyle and Taylor Pyatt.

Fast was likely holding the spot for fellow Swede Carl Hagelin who was given the day off for a maintenance day.

Fast, according to Ranger Rants, was practicing with the Whale for the past week or so and was brought into Rangers practice today so the coaches could get a first hand look.

He told Ranger Rants that he was excited to be in NY and that he wants to bring speed, pucks to the net and scoring ability to the Rangers.

Fast told the Rangers website, “it was very fun and exciting to come here. It is a dream come true to play in this organization. “

Fast said that he was glad to be in NY and will take things day by day.

John Tortorella said, via the NY Post, that Fast was a player he wanted to get a look at and meet. He added, “we don’t know where it goes” in regards to what the team will do with Fast or if he will get into the lineup.

Swedish paper Expressen reports that Fast will be called back to Sweden on April 15th to play in the World Championships. They report that this is the agreement that Peter Forsberg and Bill Daly reached, that Fast and Detroit’s Calle Jarnkrok could come to North America for a few weeks but then return to Sweden for the World Championships

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.

THIS SECTION is all about Jesper Fast.

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.

THIS SECTION is all about Jesper Fast.

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.

THIS SECTION is all about Fast.

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.

THIS SECTION is all about Jesper Fast.