Reaves and the Rangers agreed to a one-year contract extension Saturday.
Reaves -- whom the Rangers recently traded for -- has one year left on his current deal, so this extension will lock him in through the 2022-23 season. The veteran enforcer will add toughness to the Rangers' lineup and has familiarity with new Rangers coach Gerard Gallant from their time together in Vegas.
Reaves was traded from the Golden Knights to the Rangers in exchange for a 2022 third-round pick Thursday.
The emergence of Keegan Kolesar last year allowed the Golden Knights to part ways with Reaves, who was a fan-favorite in his four years in Vegas. The Rangers continue to put a premium on adding some grit to a skilled forward group. Reaves will certainly up the temperature on Broadway, as he had 141 hits last year and topped 300 hits in the two prior seasons. While the 34-year-old is known for his toughness, he's unlikely to see more than a fourth-line role, as he recorded only five points in 37 contests last year.
Reaves recorded an assist and seven hits in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Avalanche in Game 4.
Reaves returned from his two-game suspension Sunday, and he made a scoring impact with a helper on Patrick Brown's third-period goal. The assist was Reaves' first point in eight playoff appearances. He's added 48 hits and 16 PIM, and he's likely to set the physical tone going forward.
Reaves has finished serving his two-game suspension and is expected to skate on the fourth line for Sunday's Game 4 against the Avalanche, Nicholas Cotsonika of NHL.com reports.
Reaves sat out the past two games for roughing Avalanche defenseman Ryan Graves in the third period of Game 1. He's expected to skate on the fourth line with Patrick Brown and William Carrier.
Reaves was given a two-game suspension for his roughing against Ryan Graves during Game 1 against the Avalanche on Sunday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Reaves will now miss Games 2 and 3 due to suspension and won't return until at least Game 4 on Sunday. The 34-year-old has been suspended during each of the last two postseasons. Keegan Kolesar or Tomas Nosek (undisclosed) could replace him in the lineup for the next two games.
Reaves could be facing a suspension after receiving a match penalty in Sunday's Game 1 loss against Colorado, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
By the end of Sunday's contest, both teams started to get chippy but it was Reaves that was kicked from the game after taking down Ryan Graves and landing a few headshots. He's racked up 41 hits in seven postseason games but has yet to score a point during that span. The 34-year-old bruiser will likely have a hearing in the next few days ahead of Game 2 on Wednesday.
Reaves is warming up in his usual fourth-line spot next to William Carrier and Patrick Brown ahead of Friday's Game 7 against Minnesota, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Reaves cleared the league's COVID-19 protocols earlier in the day, and his presence in line rushes prior to Game 7's puck drop confirms he's good to go after sitting out Game 6 on Wednesday. As usual, Reaves has thrown his body around frequently in the series, piling up 31 hits despite only averaging 9:49 of ice time in five games. Look for plenty of physicality from the Winnipeg native with the series on the line in this one.
Reaves was activated off the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list Friday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Reaves is expected to return to a fourth-line role for Friday's Game 7 versus Minnesota after missing Wednesday's Game 6 due to the NHL's virus protocols. He's gone scoreless while racking up 31 hits through five contests this postseason.
Reaves surfaced on the league's COVID-19 protocols list Thursday, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Reaves sat out Game 6 with an undisclosed condition. It's not clear if he's also dealing with an injury in addition to his placement on the NHL's protocols list, but either way, his availability for Game 7 on Friday against visiting Minnesota seems doubtful, at best.
Per Jesse Granger of The Athletic, Coach Pete DeBoer told reporters Thursday that the Golden Knights "don't have the results back" on Reaves, leaving the gritty winger's status for Friday's Game 7 up in the air.
At this point it seems highly unlikely that Reaves will be available for Friday's contest, but either way, confirmation on his status for Game 7 should surface prior to puck drop. He's gone scoreless while racking up 31 hits through five contests this postseason.
Head coach Pete DeBoer said Reaves (undisclosed) missed Wednesday's Game 6 with an injury and the winger was not a healthy scratch, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
DeBoer indicated more information on Reaves' status should be available Thursday, although the Golden Knights' bench boss has been tight-lipped on injuries throughout the season. Cody Glass took Reaves' place in the lineup Wednesday and would likely continue to do so should the latter not be available for Friday's Game 7.
Reaves (undisclosed) did not take warmups and won't play Wednesday versus the Wild in Game 6, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Reaves didn't suffer any obvious injury in Game 5, notching three hits in 9:54 of ice time. It's unclear if the 34-year-old is injured or if he's a healthy scratch. In either case, Cody Glass appears set to draw into the lineup to replace Reaves.
Reaves (undisclosed) has been activated from LTIR and is expected to play in Sunday's Game 1 against Minnesota, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Reaves should take on a fourth-line role and help set the tone physically for the Golden Knights. Unless you're in playoff pools that value hits and PIM, Reaves' status is unlikely to be of much concern, as he totaled just one goal and four assists over 37 appearances in the regular season.
Reaves (undisclosed) will be game-time decision for Sunday's Game 1 against Minnesota, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Reaves hasn't played since April 11 and will need to be removed from IR before he can suit up. The veteran winger's impact on the scoresheet is limited, but he brings a physical edge that the Golden Knights would certainly welcome against a heavy Wild team.
Reaves (undisclosed) joined his teammates on the ice for morning skate, but he won't be in action versus St. Louis on Friday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Reaves has been out of action for the Golden Knights' last 12 contests and remains without a specific recovery timeline. In order to suit up, the gritty winger will need to be activated off injured reserve. He figures to slot into a bottom-six role once given the all-clear.
Reaves (undisclosed) was placed on long-term injured reserve Tuesday, CapFriendly reports.
Now that Reaves has been placed on LTIR, he'll be forced to miss Vegas' next nine games at a minimum. The 34-year-old winger has been his usual physical self this year, having racked up 141 hits in 37 games, but he's only picked up five points and 27 PIM over that span, so his lengthy absence won't make waves in most fantasy circles.
Reaves (undisclosed) will not play Monday against Los Angeles and could be out "longer term," David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
It's unclear what Reaves is dealing with, but Vegas general manager Kelly McCrimmon suggested that he could be out for a while. The 34-year-old bruiser has five points and 141 hits through 37 games this season. He'll be doubtful for Wednesday's rematch with the Kings and could miss Friday's game against Anaheim, as well.
Reaves suffered an undisclosed injury in Sunday's win over Arizona, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Reaves left Sunday's game late in the third period and it's unclear exactly what he's dealing with. Until another update is available, he'll be questionable for Monday's game against Los Angeles.
Reaves notched an assist and four hits in Friday's 7-4 win over the Coyotes.
Reaves had the secondary helper on William Carrier's first-period goal. The 34-year-old Reaves has an assist in each of his last two games. The hard-hitting winger now has five points, 137 hits, 27 PIM and 26 shots on net through 36 contests.
Reaves notched an assist, three shots on goal and a fighting major in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Blues.
With Vegas down 2-0 early, Reaves tried to inject energy into his team by scrapping with Blues forward Kyle Clifford. It didn't work out, although Reaves picked up the secondary assist on Nicolas Roy's tally in the third period. The 34-year-old Reaves has four points, 133 hits, 27 PIM and 25 shots on net through 35 contests in a limited fourth-line role.
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