Andersson was held off the scoresheet in Saturday's season finale against Pittsburgh, finishing the season with two goals and four assists in 42 games. The Rangers were certainly hoping for more from Andersson, but he at least looked noticeably more comfortable over the season's final few games, posting a plus-2 rating over his final seven contests after recording a minus-15 mark over the first 35. While the 20-year-old Swede will almost certainly make the NHL roster next season, he's unlikely to assume a top-six role barring major growth.
Andersson tied for the team lead with three shots in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Flyers. The seventh overall selection from the 2017 draft is still trying to find his footing offensively, with just five points in 38 appearances this season. That said, Andersson's at least putting his speed to good use in a penalty killing role, with 2:42 of his 12:15 ice time coming on the penalty kill in this one.
The Rangers recalled Andersson from AHL Hartford on Thursday. Though the team hasn't relayed anything in regards to an injury up front, there's a chance that one of the Rangers' forwards will be withheld Thursday in favor of Andersson for either that reason or for the purposes of keeping another forward on hand in the event that a deal is reached to send Mats Zuccarello or Kevin Hayes elsewhere. New York placed Brett Howden (knee) on injured reserve to open the roster spot.
Andersson put two shots on net in a team-low 6:09 of ice time in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Anaheim. Andersson's been reduced to a fourth-line role, and no member of his line even reached eight minutes of ice time in this one. The seventh overall pick from the 2017 draft is progressing more slowly than the Rangers would like, but it's much too early to write him off in dynasty formats.
Andersson scored his first goal of the season in Monday's 4-2 win over the Senators. The 20-year-old isn't seeing much ice time while skating on the Rangers' fourth line -- he played only 8:30 on Monday -- so it's no surprise Andersson's offensive contributions have been limited in 11 games since being called up from AHL Hartford. The seventh overall pick in 2017 has the two-way game to handle a more important assignment, but New York's forward ranks are deep enough that they can bring the youngster along slowly, leaving him as a better fantasy asset in dynasty and keeper leagues than in re-draft formats.
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