Dominic Moore C NYR 25 Days
Dominic Moore will return to the New York Rangers lineup on Saturday after missing seven games with an oblique strain.
Brandon Mashinter will sit for the returning Moore who is likely to center JT Miller and Benoit Pouliot. "I can't wait to get back in there," Moore said. "You can't worry about [the injury]. You just have to prepare as best you can." Moore has no fantasy value this season with only one assist and a minus-five rating in 11 games.
Dominic Moore C NYR 30 Days
Dominic Moore (oblique) could be back in the lineup for Saturday's game at Montreal.
He skated for about 40 minutes before the Rangers' practice on Monday prior to joining his teammates as an eighth defenseman during the club's session. "I would say not tomorrow but a couple of more good practices and he'll be close," coach Alain Vigneault said. "If I was a betting man, I'd say we're shooting for Saturday." Moore has been sidelined since Oct. 29 with a strained oblique.
Dominic Moore C NYR 1 Month
Dominic Moore (oblique) did not practice on Saturday.
Moore has been out of action since October 29 and has been skating on his own and taking in some optional practices. Consider him day-to-day. He has little fantasy value with only one assist and a minus-five rating in 11 games.
Dominic Moore C NYR 2 Months
Dominic Moore played in his first non-preseason game since April 16, 2012.
Moore decided to take the 2013 campaign off because his wife, Katie, passed away from liver cancer. He decided to return for the 2013-14 campaign though and inked a one-year/$1 million deal with the Rangers. In the team's season opener, Moore had a minus-one rating in 11:55 minutes of playing time.
Dominic Moore C NYR 3 Months
Dominic Moore scored the Rangers' only goal in a 2-1 preseason loss on Monday.
Moore is attempting to work his way back into the NHL after not playing in 2012-13. His performance on Monday earned praise from Rangers coach Alain Vigneault, especially given how long Moore went between NHL contests, even if this one was an exhibition game. "It's a matter of getting the timing and getting the feel back," Moore said. "I know what I can do. I know how I play. It's a matter of getting comfortable." He's projected to serve as a bottom-six forward this season.