Bantering Points: 3/19/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Mollie Walker notes that with the weekend’s games in the rear view mirror, there are no more sets of back-to-back games on the schedule for the remainder of the regular season (NY Post)

Walker also reports that the Blueshirts will attempt to sign Quinnipiac forward Collin Graf as the league’s college free agency period approaches (NY Post)

Larry Brooks christens the Rangers as playoff-ready a month ahead of the post-season tournament (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson relays word that Ryan Lindgren’s injury is not as severe as originally anticipated and the rugged defenseman could return in the playoffs (Newsday)

Sam Henes details Brett Berard’s rise from his time in college to his current status as one of New York’s top prospects (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

Former Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Konstantin Koltsov passed away at age 42 (TSN)

Veteran NHL forward Wayne Simmonds signed a one day contract with the Philadelphia Flyers to announce his retirement from the league (NBC Sports)

Florida Panthers’ defenseman Dmitry Kulikov has been suspended two games for a check to the head against Conor Sheary of the Tampa Bay Lightning (ESPN)