July 22, 2020

Rangers Roundup: Practice updates, Buchnevich suffered minor injury, and more news

Buchnevich (AP)

The Rangers announced that they will be practicing again tomorrow at 11AM prior to heading to Toronto. As the Blueshirts get closer to their exhibition contest on the 29th against the Islanders, David Quinn has been ramping up the workouts.

It will be great to see just how this team comes out of the gate. Tony DeAngelo has stated that the guys are in great shape, especially the players who were in Europe where Coronavirus restrictions were not as bad as the States.

Buchnevich status ok (Nick Homler/NYR)

Pavel Buchnevich suffered a minor injury

Rangers forward Pavel Buchnevich who left one practice early and missed another entirely said he suffered a “minor injury”.

David Quinn was also very complimentary of Buchnevich saying he was “coachable” and looking to please. The coach gave him a lot of credit for where the Rangers are today.

John Davidson dishes Rangers news on ESPN

Team President, John Davidson was on ESPN talking about the team today. Here’s a link to the interview. Here’s what he said about the Rangers chances.

“We are confident, really confident. A lot of times, coaches and players think about today and that is natural, management think about a bigger picture because that is their job. I know that before the pause we were playing very well, especially on the road, really good on the road. With that feeling of knowing that we are a good hockey club, can we become a great club, we will see but I know we have a lot more confidence today going into this thing than we had at the start of last season where there were a lot of unknowns. There wasn’t an Adam Fox or Ryan Lindgren on the blue line, we didn’t know how they were going to play or make the team. We didn’t know about Shesterkin, we knew Lundqvist and Georgiev and then you have players like Panarin pop in and he taeks off, Zibanejad was having the best year of his career. Jesper Fast is so valuable because of his ability to make everything work defensively, Ryan Strome we didn’t know if he would click with Panarin, but the coaching staff went through with it and boy, oh, boy it worked well. Kreider works will with ZIbanejad. Those were all question marks coming into the season and we’ve answered a lot of those, that makes us feel we are a pretty good hockey club. I think we are in a good spot. Carolina is good, they are fast, shoot from everywhere, experience being in the playoffs lately. It’s going to be a good experience for us.”

SNY

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