Mats Zuccarello

Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Jared Max: I’m In Sports Purgatory — How About You?

Since the Rangers lost Game 7 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night, I have been in a funk. A sports malaise.

06/03/2015

Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Mats Zuccarello Suffered Brain Contusion, Couldn’t Speak For Days

Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello could not speak for four days after being hit in the head by a shot in the opening round of the playoffs and sustaining a small skull fracture and some bleeding.

06/01/2015

Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Vigneault On WFAN: Zuccarello ‘Starting To Work Out’

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault isn’t ruling out Mats Zuccarello’s return in the Eastern Conference finals.

05/15/2015

The Rangers’ Rick Nash, center, puts a shot on goal during Game 4 of the second-round playoff series against the Capitals on May 6, 2015, in Washington D.C. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Friedman: Nash Simply Isn’t Getting It Done, So Stop Apologizing For Him

Losing in the second round would be really bad, but how the Blueshirts have gotten themselves into this predicament has been a lot worse.

05/07/2015

Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Are Broken, Punchless Without Zuccarello

Without Mats Zuccarello, New York’s scoring issues have become exposed. Case in point: Wednesday’s Game 4 loss to the Capitals.

05/07/2015

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Report: Mats Zuccarello Could Miss Remainder Of Stanley Cup Playoffs

According to a report, if the Rangers advance to the Eastern Conference final and Stanley Cup Final, there’s a good chance that the Norwegian won’t play.

04/30/2015

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Rangers’ Mats Zuccarello Out Indefinitely; Kevin Klein Ready For Second Round

Zuccarello 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.

04/27/2015

Rick Nash of the New York Rangers takes a shot on goal during the second period against the Bruins at TD Garden in Boston on Jan. 15, 2015. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Bad News For Islanders As Rangers To Rest Several Key Players Against Senators

The Islanders can also clinch a spot Thursday night with some help from other teams, including the Rangers. It just doesn’t look like the Blueshirts feel all that inclined to help their long-time rivals out.

04/09/2015

Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers celebrates his goal with teammates on the bench in the first period against the Los Angeles Kings on March 24, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: ‘Next Man Up’ Mindset Driving Playoff-Bound Rangers

The Rangers have done all of this without Lundqvist, St. Louis and Klein. Imagine what this team is capable of doing when its at full strength.

03/27/2015

Derek Stepan #21, Kevin Hayes #13 and Keith Yandle #93 of the New York Rangers celebrate the win over the Anaheim Ducks on March 22, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Yandle Is Showing That He Can Be Rangers’ Difference-Maker

During Sunday’s victory, Yandle became the only defenseman to record three 40-assist seasons since 2010-11.

03/23/2015

Keith Yandle #93 of the New York Rangers skates in his first game as a Ranger against the Nashville Predators at Madison Square Garden on March 2, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: With Zuccarello Signed And Yandle Added, Rangers Are Primed For Cup Run

With Mats Zuccarello signed for the long-term and newly acquired defenseman Keith Yandle added to their arsenal, the Rangers are primed for another run at Lord Stanley.

03/03/2015

Keith Yandle skates in his first game as a Ranger against the Nashville Predators at Madison Square Garden on March 2, 2015. The Rangers defeated the Predators 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Keith Yandle Feeling At Home After Rangers Debut: ‘It Was Awesome’

One day Yandle was at a kid’s birthday party in Arizona, and way out of the Stanley Cup playoff chase. The next, he stepped into the thick of the fight. The All-Star defenseman couldn’t be happier.

03/03/2015

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: Keith Yandle #93 and Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers celebrate their 4-1 victory over the Nashville Predators at Madison Square Garden on March 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Skate Past NHL-Leading Predators In Yandle’s Debut

Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard both had two assists, and the New York Rangers rebounded from a rare regulation loss and sent the NHL-leading Nashville Predators to their season-worst third straight defeat.

03/03/2015

Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Rangers, Mats Zuccarello Agree To 4-Year Contract Extension

Mats Zuccarello isn’t going anywhere. According to ESPN.com, the Rangers and the 5-foot-7 winger have agreed to a four-year, $18 million extension.

03/02/2015

Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Will Have To Make Tough Calls On Zuccarello, St. Louis

Rangers wingers Mats Zuccarello and Martin St. Louis have blown hot and cold throughout the 2014-15 regular season. Both are pending unrestricted free agents and neither has made any progress toward reaching a contract extension.

02/11/2015

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