Keith Yandle D NYR 1 month ago

Yandle (shoulder) played with a sprained AC joint for much of the Rangers' playoff run, Andrew Gross of the Record reports.

The injury didn't noticeably effect Yandle's playing time or production during the Rangers' playoff run, but the fact that New York was banged up early on in the postseason likely contributed to their ultimate demise in the Eastern Conference Final. The injury shouldn't keep Yandle out of action for long, and he should be ready for the Rangers' training camp in September.

Keith Yandle D NYR 1 month ago

Yandle scored his second goal of the playoffs and added a power-play assist Tuesday in a Game 6 victory against Tampa Bay.

He's played his best hockey since joining the Rangers -- by far -- in the Eastern Conference Final against the Lightning. Over the first six games, Yandle's racked up seven points and a plus-6 rating, as this series' fast-paced play has been right up his alley. The Rangers will be counting on Yandle to help drive their offense from the blue line in Game 7 on Friday.

Keith Yandle D NYR 1 month ago

Yandle scored his first goal of the playoffs and handed out two assists -- one on the power play -- in Friday's Game 4 victory over Tampa Bay.

The goal was a lucky one -- he fired a shot that was headed well wide of Tampa goalie Ben Bishop, but ended up deflecting in off a Lightning defenseman and into the net. Nonetheless, it's a fitting reward for Yandle's tremendously improved play over the last few games. He's got nine points in these playoffs now, with five of them (and a plus-4 rating) having come in the last two games.

Keith Yandle D NYR 2 months ago

Yandle racked up two assists in Wednesday's 6-5 OT loss to the Lightning.

Yandle hasn't been quite as productive as the Rangers hoped he would be when they acquired him from the Coyotes at the trade deadline, but his speed has been a key component of New York's dangerous blue line depth. He was one of the few bright spots defensively Wednesday night, finishing with a plus-2 rating to go along with his two points.

Keith Yandle D NYR 2 months ago

Yandle finished with an assist and a team-high five shots on goal in Friday's 3-2 Game 5 overtime victory over the Capitals.

The Rangers were on the brink of elimination from the postseason late in the third period before Yandle helped intervene, setting up Chris Kreider to knot the score at 1-1 with 1:41 remaining in regulation. Yandle picked a good time to generate just his third point of the postseason, but the Rangers may need more production out of the star blueliner in order to come back from a 3-2 series deficit.

Keith Yandle D NYR 2 months ago

Yandle (general soreness) resumed practicing Wednesday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Yandle has been held out of practices for the last week-plus, but it hasn't yet put his availability at risk for any of the Rangers' games. His involvement in Wednesday's session virtually ensures that he'll be good to go for Thursday's Game 1 against the Capitals. Yandle is expected to be joined on the third pairing by Kevin Klein, who is poised to play for the first time since breaking his arm March 11.

Keith Yandle D NYR 2 months ago

Yandle (soreness) did not practice Tuesday.

As Andrew Gross of the Record notes, Yandle -- who is dealing with overall body soreness -- has not practiced or participated in a morning skate with the Rangers since April 18, when the blueliner absorbed a Blake Comeau body check. That said, Yandle hasn't missed any game action since then, with the Daily News relaying that the defender is slated to remain in the Rangers' lineup for Game 1 of the team's second-round playoff series.

Keith Yandle D NYR 2 months ago

Yandle did not practice on Thursday, but is expected to dress in Friday's Game 5 against the Penguins, reports Pat Leonard of The Daily News.

Just a day of rest for the team's most notable trade deadline acquisition. The veteran blue liner has tallied two points in four playoff games and 11 points in 21 total games with the blue shirts.

Keith Yandle D NYR 3 months ago

Yandle (undisclosed) is slated to play Monday against the Penguins.

Yandle, who missed time in Saturday's contest, was not on the ice for Monday's morning skate, but he'll remain in the Rangers' lineup for Game 3 of the team's playoff series against Pittsburgh, which is knotted at 1-1.

Keith Yandle D NYR 3 months ago

Yandle (undisclosed) was not on the ice for Monday's morning skate, Andrew Gross of the Record reports.

Though he returned to the game, Yandle missed time in Saturday's loss to the Penguins after absorbing a Blake Comeau hit, so his absence from the team's morning skate is notable and thus clouds the blueliner's status for Monday's Game 3.