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NHL Buzz: Blaze to play Rangers first game in 11 months

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Sammy Brace The New York Rangers are set to play his first regular season game in nearly a year when they host the Anaheim Ducks at Madison Square Garden on Monday (7 p.m. ET, MSG, BSSC, ESPN+, SN NOW).

The forward missed the first three games of the season with an upper body injury after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee against the New Jersey Devils on November 14, 2021, and missed all but 14 games last season. .

“He wanted to play, but we as coaches told him, ‘Sammy, we’re not going to put you in there when you’re not ready to play,’ Rangers coach Gerard Gallant said Sunday. “It’s a small setback, but he hasn’t played in 10 months, so I can understand that he really wants to play. He’s ready to go now, feels good and is strong.”

Bryce has scored 39 points (17 goals and 22 assists) in 133 NHL games for the St. Louis Blues and Rangers.

“I haven’t played a regular season game in a while. It’s a shame I got hurt just before the season,” Blaise said. “I was feeling really good on the ice today, so I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”

but Vitaly Kravtsov (Upper body) Practice with a non-contact jersey, Ryan Carpenter (upper body) I didn’t. Gallant said each forward every day.

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Brandon Carlo Due to an upper body injury, he may not be able to play for the Bruins against the Florida Panthers on Monday (7pm ET, TVAS, NESN, BSFL, ESPN+, SN NOW).

The defense left with a 6-3 win against the Arizona Coyotes at the end of Saturday’s first period after a collision with the board with the Coyote forwards Liam O’Brien.

“He’s doing better than we expected today,” Boston coach Jim Montgomery said Sunday. “We’re hopeful, but he’s not ready to play yet. Don’t panic, that’s for sure.”

defense man Dan Renouf It was recalled by Providence of the American Hockey League.

Brad Marchand I skated with the Bruins during practice on Sunday.

The forward is expected to take six months to recover from a hip arthroscopy and labral repairs to each hip in May, and is expected to return in late November.

“I feel really good,” Marchand said. “Today was more of an emotional triumph than anything else. It’s been four long months, I’m old, exhausted and alone.

“I was a little off. I felt better than I expected. I’ll be back soon. It’s natural. There was no combat or contact training there anyway. We do it every day. intend” .”

Marchand made his first return to the ice on September 16th.

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Tyler Pittrick After being released from the first PTO on October 7, he returned for his second professional tryout on Sunday.

“I came back and thought I’d be practicing a little bit here and they’d look at me and see how it goes.” That gave me the opportunity to come back.”

The 30-year-old forward has four assists in three preseason games. He returned home to Minnesota with a lower body injury in his 4–1 preseason win against the Chicago Blackhawks.

“He has speed and he has the same type of things. [forward Alexey Toropchenko]Coach Craig Bellube said. That’s his game.

“He had a good camp. He has to have depth in this league. That’s what matters.”

there is uncertainty about Logan Browna 5-2 preseason loss to the Dallas Stars on October 1 may require a forward who is out with an upper-body injury. — Lou Colac