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.

For more on Miller, CLICK HERE.

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.”

Read: Marty St. Louis only knows how to be intense

Marty St. Louis11/25/14 | 10:12AM: Derek Stepan said that St. Louis demands that players raise their level and he depends on that if you are skating on a line with him. Stepan said that St. Louis is always talking about the game and he expects players to keep up with him. (NY Post)

11/21/14 | 6:36PM: In talking about Marty St. Louis, Derick Brassard said that Marty is very demanding of his teammates and linemates on the ice. (NY Post)

St. Louis said that he knows he is demanding and expects a lot but “that’s the only way to be.” (NY Post)

  • For more on how Marty works with his teammates, click HERE, HERE and HERE.

St. Louis said that he feels comfortable as a Ranger and no longer feels as if he is trying to be perfect on the ice. He said that trying to be perfect when he first got to the Rangers was counter productive. (NY Post)

He has points in three straight games and 9 in 10 games in November.

NEWS: Rangers/Sabres rescheduled for February 20th

The NHL has announced that tonight’s postponed Rangers/Sabres game has been rescheduled for Friday, February 20, 2015 at 7PM.

The Rangers host the Vancouver Canucks the night before.

From the Rangers: “NEW YORK, November 21, 2014 – The National Hockey League announced today that the game between the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres, initially scheduled for November 21, 2014, will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.”