Fast recorded two assists in Sunday's overtime loss to the Penguins. It wasn't the result New York wanted, but the Rangers' third line had a productive night, combining for two goals and six points. Fast only has 28 points (10 goals) in 73 games, but he's skating with Eric Staal and Kevin Hayes, so there is a chance for more production. While he doesn't play on the power play, the 24-year-old is a decent depth scorer who is valuable in some deeper leagues.
In a bit of a surprise, Fast (illness) will actually play Thursday against the Penguins. An earlier report indicated that Fast would not travel with the team to Pittsburgh, but it appears a night's rest did the trick. The Record's Andrew Gross reports that he's slated to rejoin the second line with Derrick Brassard and J.T. Miller, but he's tallied just one point in his last eight games, so any production would be useful at this point.
Fast (illness) will not go with the Rangers when they travel to Pittsburgh for Thursday's game against the Penguins. The news rules him out for the contest, with the team also indicating that they will recall another forward on emergency conditions before the contest. Thursday marks Fast's second straight game missed because of the flu, but it probably won't cost him too much more time. Expect another update before the team's next game Friday against the Capitals, with 24-year-old winger likely slotting back into a top-six role when healthy.
Fast missed practice Monday with flu symptoms. Perhaps he's sick or perhaps he just partied too hard while watching Sunday night's Oscars -- who can say? Either way, the 24-year-old winger seems like he could sit out Monday night's game against Columbus, in which case the Rangers would have to make a call-up in order to avoid dressing seven defensemen.
As expected, Fast (nose) will be in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Stars. Fast suffered a broken nose in Friday's practice, but that injury won't hold the speedy winger out of Saturday's matchup with Dallas, as he'll simply wear a full facial shield to protect his banged-up face during game action. The former sixth-round pick is expected to skate alongside J.T. Miller and Derick Brassard on the Rangers' second line in Saturday's tilt.
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