News: Hagelin tallied his seventh goal of the season in Tuesday's 5-2 victory over the Oilers.
Impact: Hagelin has notched goals in back-to-back contests, giving him 13 points in 29 contests this season. However, he's currently skating on the third line with Kevin Hayes and Lee Stempniak, a role that won't afford him much more than 15 minutes per night. He's a solid depth scorer for the Rangers, but fantasy owners can likely do better.
News: Brassard (illness) has been confirmed to have a case of the mumps, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.
Impact: Brassard will remain away from the Rangers until his contagious symptoms have subsided. He's the 15th NHL player confirmed to have acquired the mumps this season, and the second Rangers player after Tanner Glass was diagnosed with the virus in late November.
News: Stepan had a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win over Calgary on Tuesday night.
Impact: It was the third multipoint performance in 17 games this season for the New York Rangers center. He had one assist in his prior four contests. Stepan has three goals and 13 assists this season.