New York Rangers Report: Upcoming milestones, injuries, and practice buzz

The New York Rangers next game will be Monday night against the Islanders at Madison Square Garden. The will be looking for their third straight win and some breathing room points wise from their opponent.

New York Rangers upcoming milestones

Ryan Strome is heating up and is just one goal away from his 100th NHL goal. He’s also 2 points away from his 100th point as a member of the Rangers. The 27 year-old center is heating up for the Blueshirts with 3 goals and 2 assists in his last 4 contests.

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Feb 4, 2021; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Pavel Buchnevich (89) celebrates after scoring an empty net goal against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Pavel Buchnevich scored the empty netter against the Caps and is just 2 points away from passing Sergei Zubov (156). That would give him the third-most points by a Russian-born player in franchise history. He is also 7 assists away from 100 in his NHL career, all with the Rangers.

New York Rangers Injuries

  • Filip Chytil (upper-body; 4-6 weeks from time of injury on Jan. 24) – has missed five games
  • Jack Johnson (lower-body; day-to-day) – has missed four games
  • Colin Blackwell (upper-body; 7-10 days from time of injury on Jan. 30) – has missed two games
  • Brendan Smith (upper-body) – has missed one game

NYR SCHEDULE UPDATE

New York Rangers post practice interviews

Kaapo Kakko provides an update on his game and how he feels.

David Quinn won’t commit to a starter for Monday and thoughts on Mika Zibanejad’s slump.

Related: Rangers PP and Mika Zibanejad need to change things up

NHL Rumors

Latest on three big names in the rumor mill, including Tony DeAngelo.

Note: Milestone and injury info provided by NYR