Note: The Rangers told Matt Hunwick to get an apartment

Matt HunwickAlain Vigneault recently called Matt Hunwick to tell him to leave the hotel that team was putting him up at and to find an apartment. (Canoe)

Hunwick is now in a condo in downtown Manhattan. (Canoe)

Hunwick has six assists in 17 games and is averaging close to 18 minutes a game.

Recap: Alain Vigneault’s comments today after practice

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault met with the media today following Rangers practice (NYR):

  • On Stempniak for tomorrow, “if we need him he will be ready to go. See how he responds tomorrow morning and make a decision and be ready to go.”
  • On now having a back to back in Feb because of the Buffalo game was rescheduled, “anytime a schedule where there is a game that is postponed, it’s going to be a challenge. The schedule is already very challenging the way that it is, so, they found a spot in Feb that works for both teams and we will handle it when we get there.”

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Note: Ryan McDonagh is close to skating with the team

Ryan McDonaghRyan McDonagh skated on his own today and will do so tomorrow but Alain Vigneault says that the Rangers captain is close to joining the team during practice. (NYR)

McDonagh separated his shoulder three weeks ago tonight.

Vigneault said that McDonagh will travel with the team to Tampa Bay this week and could skate with the team there. (Gross)

Read: The Rangers need to move JT Miller to wing permanently

JT Miller 1If JT Miller is to have a career with the Rangers it will be as a winger and not a center since the Rangers have four NHL centers and Chris Mueller and Oscar Lindberg in Hartford. (Larry Brooks, NY Post)

The Rangers are in need of a winger with size, speed and grit, all of which Miller possesses. (Larry Brooks, NY Post)

As mostly a center in Hartford, Miller has six goals and eight assists in 16 games with a minus four rating and 39 shots on goal.

Alain Vigneault said in October that Miller was sent to Hartford to get more experience at center and that his likely future spot with the Rangers would be in the middle.

He added that Miller is already comfortable as a winger.

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Read: What Mike Milbury said after the Rangers beat the Flyers

Following the Rangers win over the Flyers on Wednesday, Mike Milbury said on NBCSN that the Rangers showed they are better than how they played in their previous few games.

He said that the Rangers are better “when they play responsibly, they manage the puck better, don’t take too many chances and cash in on the PP.”

  • To read what Milbury and Keith Jones said about the Rangers before the game, CLICK HERE.

Dave Maloney said on ESPN Radio, “you are one game removed from the end of the world. You need to take it period by period and game by game until you know what you are as a team.”