OFFICIAL: #NYR Jesper Fast suffered a quad strain last night at NJ and will be sidelined for 2 to 3 weeks.— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) December 22, 2017
The loss is a big one for the Rangers as Fast is having quite a sensational season. He’s appeared in 30 games scoring seven goals while adding nine assists for 16 points. Fast is a career 0.33 points per game player, but he’s been trending above that for the majority of this season.
There could be a dip considering he's a career 0.33 P/GP player, but this is pretty good. pic.twitter.com/wf47kPdCOO— Tom Urtz Jr. (@TomUrtzJr) December 22, 2017
As a result of this the Rangers’ lines in practice were scrambled ahead of Saturday’s game vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs.
#NYR lines:— Matt Calamia (@MattCalamia) December 22, 2017
28-10-24 (hard to tell who is at center)
Defense appears to be same.
Alain Vigneault will meet with the media after practice, and at that time it will be more clear if a player will be called up from Hartford.
UPDATE: December 22, 1:41 p.m.
AV said at this time there's no plan to recall a player for tomorrow's game following Fast's injury. They'll reassess the situation after the holiday break. #NYR— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) December 22, 2017
Tomorrow’s game is the Rangers’ last before the holiday break, while the Pack are home tonight vs. the Providence Bruins and play a 3:00 p.m. game vs. the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Saturday as well.
The Rangers’ first game after the break is on Wednesday December 27 vs. the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden.