Lemieux and the Rangers settled on a two-year, $3.1 million contract Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Since joining the Rangers, Lemieux has been given significantly more ice time, as he's averaged 12:52 compared to just 7:30 during his two years with Winnipeg. As a result, the 24-year-old winger has seen his production jump as well, including registering 18 points in 59 games last year. Heading into the upcoming season, the Denver native should be a full-time roster player which could set him up to top the 20-point mark for the first time in his NHL career.
Lemieux has served his two-game suspension and will be eligible to draw back into the lineup for Tuesday's Game 3 against Carolina. The Rangers are in a two-game hole and are facing elimination, so Lemieux will almost certainly be reinserted into the lineup with the hope he'll provide a jolt for his club up front. The 24-year-old winger posted 18 points while racking up 111 PIM in 59 games during the regular season.
Lemieux will serve a two-game suspension during the play-in clash with Carolina, per the NHL Department of Player Safety. Lemieux's suspension was announced back in March, though the league didn't specify the number of games at that time. While the winger will be out for the first two playoffs contests, he will be allowed to play in the exhibition matchup versus the Islanders on July 28.
Lemieux will be suspended for a yet to be determined number of games whenever the NHL resumes play. Lemieux will be suspended for the high hit he delivered to Colorado's Joonas Donskoi during Wednesday's loss to the Avalanche. The length of the 23-year-old's ban will be announced whenever the NHL returns from its indefinite hiatus.
Lemieux scored a goal and an assist, both with the man advantage, in Monday's 5-3 loss to Dallas. This was Lemieux's second multi-point performance of the season and brought the fourth-line winger's point total to 15 in 40 games. Lemieux also recorded a team-high seven hits in the loss.
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