Bantering Points: 3/30/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Mollie Walker relays word that although Jacob Trouba is not a guarantee to return to the lineup tonight, the captain is nearly healed and ready to return from his lower body injury (NY Post)

Tom Castro points to the need for the Rangers to balance chasing down the top seed with making sure all of the team’s players get adequately rested down the stretch (The Hockey Writers)

David Kolb notes that the Blueshirts are currently on pace to set franchise records for wins and points in the regular season (The Hockey News)

Around the NHL:

John Wawrow recaps the only game to take place on Friday, a 5-2 Buffalo Sabres victory over the New Jersey Devils that saw Tage Thompson score four goals to help his team rally from a 2-0 deficit with five unanswered goals (Yahoo Sports)

The Toronto Maple Leafs agreed to a three year, $4.05 million contract extension with defenseman Simon Benoit (Sportsnet)

Montreal Canadiens’ defenseman Kaiden Guhle has been suspended for tonight’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes for a slash against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday (ESPN)