Hartnett: With Klein Down, Rangers To Force McIlrath Into The SpotlightThe Rangers were dealt a tough blow when shutdown defenseman Kevin Klein fractured his right thumb during Tuesday's defeat to rival Devils.
Rangers' Klein Out Indefinitely With Broken ThumbKlein hurt the thumb in the final minutes of Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Devils when he was checked by Reid Boucher and then fell awkwardly into the boards.
Vigneault: Rangers' Defenseman Klein To Miss 2-3 WeeksThe Rangers have to fill a big hole on defense.
Hartnett: Yandle, Klein Could Remedy Rangers' Long-Standing Power-Play WoesDuring Monday's practice, Vigneault experimented with Keith Yandle and Kevin Klein on the top power-play unit.
Hartnett: Rangers' Training Camp Intrigue To Revolve Around Depth PositionsTraining camp opens on Sept. 17 and the Rangers will begin their six-game preseason schedule four days later, when they host the Devils.
Hartnett: Salary Cap Squeeze Has Put The Rangers In A BindA demand of a long-term deal above $7 million AAV could force the Rangers to do the unthinkable -- trade Stepan away.
Hartnett: Who's Staying? Who's Going? Previewing The Rangers' OffseasonWith day one of the June 26-27 NHL Draft edging closer and the July 1 free-agent frenzy just over the horizon, the Rangers are searching for ways to alleviate the salary-cap crunch.
Hartnett: Rangers Should Get Back Quite A Haul When They Trade TalbotIt has long been a foregone conclusion that the Rangers will trade backup goaltender Cam Talbot prior to or during the NHL draft. You could go as far as calling it one of the worst-kept secrets in hockey.
Rangers' Mats Zuccarello Out Indefinitely; Kevin Klein Ready For Second RoundZuccarello scored 15 goals and added 34 assists for the Blueshirts in 2015. In New York's first-round series victory over the Penguins, the 5-foot-7 Norwegian had two assists and no goals.
Hartnett: Good News, Rangers Fans — Lundqvist Appears To Be In Playoff FormIt's only taken Henrik Lundqvist four games to shake off the rust following his return from a scary vascular injury that forced him to miss 25 consecutive games.
Rangers Say St. Louis To Miss Up To 2 Weeks With Lower Body InjurySt. Louis appeared to get hurt during Sunday night's game when Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov fell shoulder-first on his right knee early in the third period.
Rangers Defenseman Kevin Klein To Miss 3-4 Weeks With InjuryRangers defenseman Kevin Klein will be out three to four weeks due to an undisclosed injury sustained when he was struck in the left arm by a shot taken by Washington's Alex Ovechkin.