• Christensen Departing Wild For KHL

    News: Erik Christensen will not be tendered a qualifying offer by the Wild and is likely to play in Russia next season, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
    Analysis: He struggled to find a steady role in the NHL last season, so this may be the end of his North American career.
  • Goal, Assist, Shootout Snipe For Minnesota's Christensen

    News: Erik Christensen reached 12 points on the year Saturday night with a goal and an assist against the visiting Kings. The Edmonton native put an exclamation point on the effort by scoring in the contest's deciding shootout.
    Analysis: Though Erik Christensen, who started the 2011-2012 campaign with the Rangers, was no doubt instrumental in delivering Minnesota the victory Saturday night, do not expect a repeat performance anytime soon; the veteran forward has not yet reached the level of a reliable fantasy option, despite responding well to the mid-season change of scenery.
  • Two Goals For Wild's Christensen

    News: Erik Christensen scored two goals Sunday against Calgary, giving him three goals on the season.
    Analysis: Erik Christensen has seven points in 36 games. This is just a pleasant fluke for him.
  • Wild Scratch Christensen

    News: Erik Christensen will be a healthy scratch Thursday against Montreal, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.
    Analysis: Erik Christensen earns a seat in the press box by virtue of having no points in 12 games with the Wild, as well as a minus-11 rating in that span.
  • Rangers Trade Christensen To Wild

    News: The Rangers have traded Erik Christensen, and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2013 draft, to the Wild in exchange for Casey Wellman, the Bergen Record's Andrew Gross reports.
    Analysis: Erik Christensen hasn't played for the Rangers since Dec. 17, but he recorded 27 points (11G, 16A) in 63 games for the team last season. Now he gets a fresh start in Minnesota, and while he wasn't on pace for last year's numbers (five points in 20 games), he may be of some value if you're in need.
  • Rangers Recall Christensen

    News: The Rangers have recalled Erik Christensen, ESPN's Katie Strang reports.
    Analysis: Erik Christensen accepted a conditioning assignment to AHL Connecticut in mid-January. He played in five games with the Connecticut Whale, and recorded three points. In 20 games with the Rangers this season, Christensen notched only five points. However, he did post 26 points in 2009-10 and 27 points in 2010-11, so he may produce on a small level if he's back in top shape.
  • Rangers' Christensen Accepts AHL Assignment

    News: Erik Christensen has accepted a conditioning assignment to AHL Connecticut, ESPN.com's Katie Strang reports.
    Analysis: It's not clear how long Erik Christensen will remain with Connecticut, but having not played since December 17, he is excited to get back into game action. Expect Christensen to return to New York at some point this season.
  • Rangers' Christensen Misses Monday's Game

    News: Erik Christensen was scratched from the Rangers' lineup Monday against the Flyers, NHL.com reports.
    Analysis: This marks the seventh straight game Erik Christensen has missed.
  • Rangers' Christensen Returns To Lineup

    News: Erik Christensen will be in the lineup in Sunday's game against Florida according to the Rangers' official Twitter feed.
    Analysis: Erik Christensen is replacing Sean Avery, a healthy scratch for Sunday's game.
  • Rangers Christensen Surprises With Offense

    News: Erik Christensen scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's win over Montreal.
    Analysis: It's his second two-point effort in his last three games after starting the season on a seven-game scoreless streak (he was also benched in that period, too). He's never delivered more than 18 goals and 33 points in a season so don't expect loads of offense. He's a depth guy -- nothing more.