Derek Stepan - #21 - Center - 6'0" - 196lbs
Sep 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stepan has a foot contusion after blocking a shot in practice, and is considered day-to-day, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
Impact: Stepan's day-to-day injury designation indicates that this is a minor injury, and should be ready start the regular season. Provided he does return to action soon, this injury should not affect Stepan's fantasy value.
J.T. Miller - #10 - Center - 6'1" - 205lbs
Thu. Sep 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Miller will be used at the center position during the team's training camp this month, reports Andrew Gross of The Record.
Impact: With the summer amnesty buyout of Brad Richards and an already-glaring depth issue at the position, it's no surprise that head coach Alain Vigneault will look to plug the hole with depth from the wing. Still just 21, Miller has potential, but has totaled just five goals and 10 points through 56 career games in the NHL. Nonetheless, being tabbed as a center gives him an inside track on making the opening-night lineup.
Ryan Malone - #24 - Left Wing - 6'4" - 224lbs
Thu. Sep 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Malone signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Rangers on Thursday, Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports. The deal is worth $700,000 at the NHL level.
Impact: Malone could only secure a minimal commitment from the Rangers after an Apr. 12 arrest for DUI and cocaine possession understandably resulted in a cool market for the veteran winger. Even prior to the arrest, Malone's career was on shaky ground, as his annual injury issues and declining on-ice production had relegated the one-time 50-point scorer to checking line status. He'll be one of a slew of players competing for a fourth-line role with the Rangers in training camp, with his two-way contract likely working against him.
John Moore - #17 - Defense - 6'3" - 202lbs
Wed. Sep 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moore signed a one-year, $850,000 contract with the Rangers on Wednesday, Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports.
Impact: Moore's 15 points in 74 games last season wouldn't seem to suggest an ascension to universal fantasy relevance is in order, but since he's still just 23 years old, some more growth could still exist in his game. He'll more than likely open the season as one of the Rangers' third-pairing rearguards, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him emerge as a top-four player on defense as the campaign wears on.