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News and notes for Friday, September 22nd, 2017

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The Rangers are headed up to Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport today, as they'll take on the New York Islanders in yet another intense pre-season contest. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis chatted with Kevin Shattenkirk about the pressure he'll face once the regular season begins (NY Post)
  • Steve Zipay heard from Pavel Buchnevich about his second training camp with the team, as well as his goal of staying healthy (Newsday)
  • David Bruce argues why Filip Chytil should crack New York's opening night roster (Blue Line Station)
  • Jenifer Moglia lists the top five games to look forward to on the Rangers' schedule (Blue Line Station)
  • Frank Curto notes that Chytil will have another chance to wow the coaching staff tonight in Bridgeport (Elite Sports NY)
  • In addition to being Henrik Lundqvist's understudy, Ondrej Pavelec has taken on the role of a mentor for his teenage countryman Filip Chytil (Official Team Site)
  • Media Availability: Alain Vigneault (5:31) and Brady Skjei (3:22)
  • He came to camp looking for a spot in 2015, but was beat out by Raphael Diaz and Dylan McIlrath before getting cut. Yesterday's player in the picture was.....Brett Bellemore (Wikipedia)

Around the NHL:

  • Cam Tucker passes along the latest twist in the Joffrey Lupul saga, as the Toronto Maple Leafs' forward  will receive an independent medical exam to determine his status (NBC Sports)
  • Travis Yost dives into the numbers to pinpoint players who might be capable of bounce back seasons (TSN)
  • Frank Seravaill got a handful of NHL players to admit the fact that they hate things about the game of hockey that they don't fully understand (TSN)
  • Elliotte Friedman authors another edition of 31 Thoughts (Sportsnet)
  • Franklin Steele presents one pressing question for each NHL franchise (FanRag)
  • Jeremy Davis breaks down how evaluating prospects has evolved from simply watching them and looking at counting stats (Canucks Army)
  • Greg Wyshynski reports that free agent forward Jaromir Jagr will announce his plans for the 17-18 season on October 5th (Puck Daddy)