Rangers Roundup: Mika Zibanejad still in Sweden, Kaapo Kakko in NY, and Alex Georgiev awaits a visa

You can add another name to the list of overseas Rangers to make it back to the States. 19 year-old future star, Kaapo Kakko arrived in New York today.

Kaapo Kakko back in “Wow! It’s a nice City”

The kid who famously said about New York, “Wow! It’s a nice City” is back. According to report in the NY Post, he is expected to join his Rangers teammates next week.

Kaapo Kakko is back in New York and currently quarantining in accordance with the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol before he can join the Rangers for informal workouts at the team’s practice facility, his agent, Mike Liut, told The Post. The Finnish winger is expected to be on the ice sometime next week.


Mika Zibanejad still in Sweden

Mika Zibanejad
Zibanejad and Kreider (Getty Images)

Mika Zibanejad is still in Sweden and skating hard to prepare for the new season. In a video on his Instagram, he is seen doing a lap in his Rangers practice uniform. He is also expected back in NY next week.

Alexandar Georgiev visa issues

Newsday’s Colin Stephenson is reporting that Alexandar Georgiev is still waiting on a visa. This could impact the 24 year-old goaltender’s ability to participate in training camp.

On another note, he will be my special guest on the next episode of the Forever Blueshirts Radio podcast which drops tomorrow. Subscribe now to get it as soon as it hits.

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