Read: Jesper Fasth Is Planning To Come Over After This Season

Back in December, Jesper Fast signed a two-year extension with his team in Sweden.

At the time it was thought that Fast would spend this season in Sweden with HV71 and then come to North America next season.

In an interview with Hockey Sverige, Fast said that he is happy to spend this season in Sweden as he needed another year to play there after he lost most of last season to an injury, but that the plan is to come to North America next season.

The Ranger signed Fast to a contract back in May.

Fast has three goals in five goals so far for HV71.

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Note: The Rangers Need To Sign Jesper Fasth and Oscar Lindberg To Keep Their Rights

At Hockey’s Future, Leslie Treff writes that the Rangers need to sign 2010 sixth round pick Jesper Fasth to an entry-level contract to be able to keep his rights.

Treff writes that the Rangers need to offer Fasth a contract in the next two months, “What that will involve is likely giving Fasth a bonus while having him play in Europe for another season, with no assurance that he will play for the Rangers in the fall of 2013. Although that is a big risk, it is expected that New York will do just that, as Fasth has excellent offensive upside.”

Treff writes that Oscar Lindberg, acquired for Ethan Werek last spring, is in the same situation as Fasth.

On Lindberg, Treff writes, “according to the Rangers, the experience Lindberg is getting is excellent, and his development is on target. Projected to be a second- to third-line player in the NHL, the Rangers are looking for Lindberg to develop into a mostly defensive forward.”

Treff writes that Lindberg could play next season with the Whale.

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Note: Jesper Fasth Signs An Extension With HV71

HV71 has announced that they have signed Rangers 2010 sixth round pick Jesper Fasth to a two-year contract extension.

It says in the piece that Fasth is likely to sign a contract with the Rangers but he likes having the option of staying in Sweden to continue to develop his game.

This tweet translates to:HV 71 has posted a new 2-year contract with Jesper Fasth. Expect that he will stay one year and move to NY Rangers 2013th # twittpuck

Fasth has not played since brutally breaking his foot at the end of November. He is expected to miss three months.

Fasth, 20, had five goals and 11 assists in 21 games this season.

Spending at least one more year in Europe after missing this one is probably a good idea. He is still under Rangers control and as long as he is he can take his time in developing into another sixth round Swedish steal.

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Buzz: Jesper Fasth Injured His Foot….Badly (With The Disturbing Video)

Update: 3:23PM:

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This translates to: “He’ll be gone for quite some time.” Ulf Dahlen does not sound veryhopeful as regards Jesper Fasth.

WARNING: Video Is Not Pleasant To Watch

Original Post: According to Hockey Expressen, via Sean Leahy, 2010 sixth round pick Jesper Fasth brutally injured his himself in a game for HV71 earlier today.

The knee was twisted into an ugly angle. Jesper Fasth screaming out his pain and had to leave the ice on a stretcher. For the second time in ten months, the HV71-talent injured his left knee. – It did not look good, says team captain Johan Davidsson.

According to the report, “Fasth lost his balance in a clinch at the rink and in case he turned again to his left knee. He had immediate pain and the game was broken. Doctors ran onto the ice and he had to be carried out on a stretcher.”

WARNING: Video Is Not Pleasant To Watch

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This translates to “Nasty Injury to Jesper Fasth. Hope it is not as bad as it looked”

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This translates to “Suffering with Jesper Fasth who feared had an ankle fracture. Didnot look good after seeing the replay … Hope for the best! # HV71″

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Note: Jesper Fasth Is Still Playing Well

In Newsday, Steve Zipay writes that 2010 sixth round pick Jesper Fasth has four goals and ten assists for his Swedish team.

Fasth is second on the team, and tied for 11th in the league, in scoring behind Rangers legend Jason Krog.

(The “A” translates to “1”)

Krog played nine games for the Rangers in 2006-07.

Fasth had 16 points in 36 games last season.

Fellow Swedish prospect Oscar Lindberg has three points in 18 games.

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I love this guy. I hope he plays for Sweden at the World Juniors so that we can get a look at him.

Read: Jesper Fasth Is Someone That You Make Room For

Last night 2010 sixth round pick Jesper Fasth had one goal and four assists for HV-71 while Rangers management was in the stands.

Head European scout Anders Hedberg said that Fasth is definitely a prospect and is going to be a “good player.”

Last week Leslie Treff at  HF Rangers Blog ranked Fasth __ in her rankings of the top 20 prospects. She explained that Fasth is someone that is gonna have a spot:

Moving quickly up the list was Jesper Fasth, who put on a show in development camp this summer. Great hands, hockey sense, combined with speed was what we saw over and over again from Fasth. I see him as a second line winger, about two years away from NHL play. The question is whether there will be room for him, but he’s the kind of player, you make room for–he’s that good.

I love this guy. He is my favorite prospect for the sole fact that he plays in Sweden and isn’t seen or talked about that much. There is some mystery about him and the fact that he was a late round pick from Europe makes him so intriguing to me. We have seen what Carl Hagelin, a former sixth round pick from Sweden can do, maybe the Rangers hit another homer with Fasth.

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Note: Jesper Fasth Is Off To A Good Start

Update: 2:09PM: According to a Swedish website, via Frank, Fasth has a concussion but is doing well.

Original Post:

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Fasth was ranked eighth by Hockey’s Future yesterday in their ranking of the Rangers top 20 prospects.

He was drafted with one of the picks that the Rangers acquired for trading Bobby Sanguinetti. The other pick was used to acquire Tim Erixon.

It is believed that Fasth is still a couple of years away.

I have loved Fasth since the Rangers drafted him, and it seems like they have another sixth round Swedish prospect to look forward to like Carl Hagelin.

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READ: Jesper Fasth Is On The Right Track

At NYRangers.com, they profile 2010 sixth round pick Jesper Fasth as part of the “20 Prospects In 20 Days” feature.

Rangers scout Anders Hedberg said that Fasth has a great work ethic but that he is probably at least two years away from coming to North America.

CLICK HERE to read more about Fasth and see some video of him.

As soon as the Rangers took Fasth last year, he jumped to the top of my list in terms of Rangers prospects. When you take a guy that seems so far off the board, you make it seem like you know more than another team does about Fasth and reading this, it seemed like the Rangers did.

His excellent performance at the WJC in December and January only served to reinforce that Fasth could end up being a 6th round steal for the Rangers.

Rangers Site: Jesper Fasth Playing For WJC Bronze

..Stinks that he isn’t going for Gold, but I think he has impressed a ton so far in this tournament.

At least some Ranger prospect will go home with a medal, since Sweden is playing Team USA and Ryan Bourque and Chris Kreider