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Bantering Points: 3/19/20

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New Jersey Devils v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks reports that nobody on the Rangers (or Knicks) as been tested for the coronavirus as of now (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano relays word that there’s a plan in place for part-time workers at Madison Square Garden to receive some form of payment during the season suspension as of now (LoHud)
  • Jim Bay ponders whether or not the league would expand its post season tournament to include the Blueshirts should the season resume (Empire Sports Media)
  • Matt Catalano thinks that the Rangers’ usage of Lundqvist this season has put is future with the team in question (The Hockey Writers)
  • Alex Csedrik examines how New York could potentially replace Jesper Fast if he were to leave in free agency during the offseason (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • Steven Ellis notes that the Canadian Hockey League has cancelled the remainder of the regular season for all three major junior leagues (The Hockey News)
  • The Buffalo Sabres signed undrafted college free agent Brandon Biro to a two year entry-level contract (TSN)
  • Scott Charles hears that the Seattle NHL franchise has pushed back its name reveal from April in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak (NBC Sports)
  • Elliotte Friedman authors another edition if 31 Thoughts (Sportsnet)