• Ducks Ink Forward Mueller To Two-Way Contract

    News: Chris Mueller signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Ducks on Wednesday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
    Analysis: A longtime veteran of the AHL circuit, Chris Mueller saw action in 64 games with the Rangers' affiliate in Hartford, notching 14 goals and 40 points. He did get the call to the parent club for seven games, but on a deep Ducks roster, Mueller will probably need a few injuries in order to get the call back to the AHL. Look for him to spend the majority of his time this season with the Ducks' AHL affiliate in San Diego.
  • Rangers Reassign Mueller

    News: Chris Mueller was reassigned to AHL Hartford on Thursday, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.
    Analysis: Chris Mueller's demotion signals that the Rangers are preparing for Derek Stepan (leg) to return to the lineup Saturday against the Maple Leafs. The 28-year-old supplied two points during his seven-game stay with the Rangers, but it seems the organization views him only as a depth player rather than a lineup mainstay.
  • Rangers' Mueller Keys Victory

    News: Chris Mueller scored a power-play goal to spark the Rangers' comeback from a two-goal deficit Tuesday against New Jersey and then assisted on Kevin Klein's overtime winner.
    Analysis: After making an impression in his first game as a Ranger by winning eight of nine faceoffs, Chris Mueller showed his offensive chops in this one, playing a major role in the comeback win. Although he's 28 years old and has just eight points in 47 NHL games, Mueller has shown his scoring chops in the AHL over the years, and his hardworking style is just what the Rangers needed in the lineup after a somewhat uninspired start to the year. Still, he's unlikely to earn his way up from the fourth line.
  • Rangers Recall Mueller

    News: Chris Mueller was recalled from AHL Hartford on Friday.
    Analysis: The Rangers decided that the youthful duo of J.T. Miller and Jesper Fast weren't benefiting from serving as healthy scratches for the Rangers over the last two games, so they'll head to the minors while Chris Mueller joins the big club. The 28-year-old Mueller piled up the points while with AHL Texas last season, but he's only expected to serve as a depth forward during his stay with the Rangers.
  • Rangers Assign Mueller To AHL

    News: Chris Mueller was assigned to AHL Hartford on Tuesday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
    Analysis: Chris Mueller's reassignment helped the Rangers narrow their roster down to 23 players prior to Tuesday's deadline. The 28-year-old tallied 25 goals and 32 assists over 60 games at AHL Texas last season.
  • Rangers Sign Mueller

    News: The Rangers signed Chris Mueller to a contract Tuesday.
    Analysis: Chris Mueller spent most of his time with AHL Texas last season, where he picked up 25 goals and 32 assists in 60 games. He'll mostly be a depth forward for the Rangers next season.
  • Mueller Has Three-Point Night For AHL Stars

    News: Chris Mueller had a goal on his lone shot, two assists, and a plus-4 rating in the AHL Stars win over St. John's on Sunday.
    Analysis: Chris Mueller has six goals and five assists through 15 games of playoff hockey this season.
  • Mueller Contributing To AHL Stars' Calder Cup Run

    News: Chris Mueller was one of only three players on the AHL Stars with a negative plus/minus in the team's 6-2 Game 7 win over Toronto on Tuesday.
    Analysis: Despite not contributing on the scoreboard in Game 7, Chris Mueller has five goals and three assists through 14 games since being waived by the Stars after their first round elimination against the Ducks.
  • Stars Place Mueller On Waivers

    News: Chris Mueller was placed on waivers Monday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
    Analysis: With the Stars being ousted from the playoffs Sunday night, the team will try to pass Chris Mueller through waivers with the hope that he can help out the AHL squad in their postseason.
  • Mueller Gets Nod For Stars

    News: Chris Mueller got the nod for his first NHL playoff game in Game 3, where he totaled two penalty minutes and 4:31 of ice time.
    Analysis: Chris Mueller got the start over Erik Cole, who was made a healthy scratch. It seems unlikely that coach Lindy Ruff will leave Mueller in over Cole if he only plans on giving him four minutes of ice time.