Bantering Points: 4/5/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Mollie Walker notes that the revolving door that has become the 12th forward spot spun once again on Wednesday as Jonny Brodzinski sat while Matt Rempe drew into the lineup in his place (NY Post)

Larry Brooks chatted with Rempe about his adventures since arriving in the NHL and how he and his fellow ejected teammates spent the remainder of the game following their fights (NY Post)

Denis Gorman heard from Jacob Trouba, who said that the entirety of the line brawl on Wednesday night wasn’t planned beforehand (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano dove into what has gone into Alexis Lafreniere’s breakout season in his fourth year as a pro (LoHud)

Lucas Standel juxtaposes the current Rangers’ team with the 2014-15 Preisdents’ Trophy winning, Alain Vigneault-coached squad (The Hockey Writers)

Arthur $taple talked to the quartet of ejected combatant$ from Wedne$day’s affair about the aftermath of the brawl (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

The San Jose Sharks agreed to a three year, entry-level contract with college free agent Collin Graf, who is expected to join the team for the final games of the season (TSN)

Florida Panthers’ defenseman Aaron Ekblad is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season, but the team is anticipating his return for the playoffs (ESPN)

The New York Islanders moved back into playoff position and the Boston Bruins knocking off the Carolina Hurricanes in a key battle for Eastern Conference supremacy, among other key results from Thursday (Sportsnet)