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Derick Brassard has his arbitration date set.

Brassard will have his hearing on July 28 unless he is able to agree to terms with the New York Rangers. He had 45 points and 46 penalty minutes in 81 contests last season.

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Derick Brassard has filed for salary arbitration.

The restricted free agent will continue to work with the Rangers on a new contract, so his arbitration hearing will serve as a last resort. Brassard scored a career high 18 goals and produced 45 points in 81 games last year.

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Derick Brassard will be looking to cash in as he is only one year away from unrestricted free agency.

Brassard is a restricted free agent this off-season and if the Rangers are unable to sign him to a long-term deal, he could be dealt elsewhere as New York would like to get some value while he still has a year remaining. Brassard had 18 goals and 45 points in the regular season and added six goals and six assists in 23 playoff games.

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Derick Brassard feels that it's easy to play when you have "nothing to lose."

"We're just going to try to steal a game," he said. The Rangers are behind 3-1 in the series. The team is trying to play more confidently with the lead in games after blowing two-goal advantages in Games 1 and 2. "When you have the lead, you don't want to make mistakes and you're on your heels a bit," Brassard added. "No matter what happens, we need to be on our toes. We need to make strong decisions; when we don't skate, we don't play well." He has contributed a goal and two assists in his past three outings to give him 12 points in 22 playoff matches.

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Derick Brassard scored once and added an assist in a losing effort Saturday.

Brassard now has six goals and 11 points in the post-season as his line alongside Mats Zuccarello and Benoit Pouliot were a plus-six in the contest.

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Derick Brassard scored once as he returned to action after missing Games 2 and 3 with an upper body injury.

Brassard's slapshot in the second stanza eluded Montreal goaltender Dustin Tokarski to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead at the time. It was Brassard's fifth goal of the playoffs and he now has eight points in 16 games.

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Derick Brassard (upper body) has proclaimed himself fit to play in Game 4 versus Montreal on Sunday night.

He said he's 100 percent after he was hurt early into Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final on a hit by Canadiens defenseman Mike Weaver. Brassard missed Games 2 and 3 of the series as a result, but his return comes at a fortunate time with the Rangers likely to be without Derek Stepan for Game 4.

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Coach Alain Vigneault said that Derick Brassard (upper body) is still day-to-day, so he should be considered doubtful to play in Game 3 versus Montreal Thursday night.

Brassard, who wasn't able to play in Game 2 on Monday, has four goals and seven points in 15 games this playoffs. "He's still day-to-day, and he's been a big part of our offensive success," Vigneault said. "So we're a better team when he's in our lineup."

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Derick Brassard (upper body) skated with the Rangers on Wednesday.

Brassard wasn't sure if he could play if Game 3 was today, but he might be ready in time for Thursday night. He missed Game 2 due to the ailment.

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Derick Brassard (upper body) remains questionable for Game 3.

Given the amount of time between games in the Eastern Conference Final, if Brassard isn't able to play on Thursday, then there's still a fair chance he'll be available for Game 4. He has four goals and seven points in 15 playoff games.