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Brassed chipped in with a goal and an assist in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Penguins.

Brassard had been on a season-high four game streak without a point, so it has to be an encouraging sign for his owners to see the center break out with a multi-point effort. Through 41 contests, he's well on his way to setting new career-bests in both goals and assists and now has 35 points on the year.

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Brassard was held off the scorer's sheet and posted a minus-3 rating in Tuesday's 3-0 loss to the Islanders

That's two games in a row for the previous heated number two centerman. This is surely not a sight some of Brassard's new owners want to see, but it comes with the territory as the 27-year-old has been streaky for most of his career. The former first round pick (2006) has 11 goals and 33 points in 38 games.

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Brassard handed out a pair of power-play assists in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Kings.

That's points in four straight now for Brassard, who's showing no signs of slowing down from his career-best scoring pace. Glen Sather and the Rangers look like geniuses right now for retaining Brass this summer on a five-year deal that seemed a bit pricey at the time.

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Brassard picked up two power-play points -- a goal and an assist -- in the Rangers' 6-1 win over the Sabres. Twelve of his 30 points this season have come on the power play.

He has points in two straight games (two goals, one assist) and 10 points, including eight assists, in his last 10 games. He's been a big part of the Rangers' recent surge up the standings. Use him well.

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Brassard picked up a pair of assists -- one on the power play -- and went plus-2 in Tuesday's win over Washington.

Brass's career year just keeps on developing. He'd been held off the sheet over the last twogames, but ended that skid quickly Tuesday with a helper on the early-first-period goal attributed to Rick Nash. He hasn't scored a goal since finding twine twice against the Flyers on Nov. 29, but Brassard has racked up seven assists over seven December games.

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Brassard (illness) will play Saturday against the Hurricanes, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

Coach Alain Vigneault signed off on Brassard's return after he was able to take part in the team's morning skate. The center missed the Rangers' last two contests with the mumps virus.

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Brassard (illness) practiced with the Rangers on Friday and appears set to play Saturday against the Hurricanes.

The Rangers have declined to call up an extra forward from AHL Hartford at this point, a sign that they're comfortable with Brassard heading into the team's weekend back-to-back. Brassard skated in his regular spot Friday as the center for Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello.

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Brassard (mumps) will resume practicing with the Rangers on Friday, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

The Rangers put Brassard under a five-day isolation period after he was diagnosed with the mumps last Sunday, and it appears the virus is no longer wreaking havoc on his body. Though ostensibly healthy, Brassard is no sure bet to return to the lineup Saturday against the Hurricanes, as it will likely hinge on how he looks during Friday's skate. J.T. Miller has been absorbing most of Brassard's ice time while he's missed the previous two games.

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Brassard (illness) has been confirmed to have a case of the mumps, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

Brassard will remain away from the Rangers until his contagious symptoms have subsided. He's the 15th NHL player confirmed to have acquired the mumps this season, and the second Rangers player after Tanner Glass was diagnosed with the virus in late November.

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Brassard was sent back to New York on suspicion that he has come down with a case of the mumps.

It's not quite yet confirmed that Brassard actually has the mumps, although he has been sent away from the team regardless and will likely be held off the ice for the near future. If it is indeed a case of the mumps, regular recovery time is approximately 5-7 days.