However, if he doesn't experience any setbacks, the pivot could still be ready in time for the 2017-18 season.His first year in Ottawa was met with a reduction in offensive production -- he slipped from 58 points as a Ranger all the way down to 39, with his power-play production (down to seven points from 22) to blame for much of the decline.Zibanejad, 23, had 51 points for Ottawa last season and set career highs in: Zibanejad has a cap hit of .625 for next season and is an RFA after the season.In 281 NHL games, Zibanejad has 64 goals, 87 assists, a minus 11 rating, per game, a career 48.9% FO win percentage and 475 hits. With the trade, the Rangers save .37 million in cap space.Brassard (shoulder) will require surgery and now has a recovery timeline of 4-to-5 months, Steve Loyd of TSN reports.A 10-year veteran, Brassard played through his injury during the Senators' extended postseason run, only to receive this unfortunate news."It's like any other team now and I just want to get to four first. Senators coach Guy Boucher, a psychology major, reached into his background while addressing the media Wednesday.
Brassard recorded 14 goals and 25 assists over 81 regular-season games, then four goals and seven assists over 19 postseason games in his first year with Ottawa.Being a non-Swedish speaker, it’s a little tough to get the gyst of what she…Well, looks like it’s time for another edition of Pro Athlete Wedding Review. I’d say it’s not the greatest last name for a family: The Glass family a.k.a.The Glasses, but you can’t just make it up yourself (otherwise they’d have picked the Steel Family or something cool).He certainly isn't a household name right now but he certainly has the potential to be a household name with the Rangers.In Zibanejad the Rangers pick up a younger, bigger, cheaper player who has improved every season and put up almost the same number of points that Brassard did last season.OTTAWA -- Try as he might, Derick Brassard could not change the storyline for Thursday's Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal between the Ottawa Senators and New York Rangers at Canadian Tire Centre.