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January 21, 2021 12:00 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Set to play Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad (upper body) is expected to be back in the lineup versus the Penguins on Friday, per Rick Carpiniello of The Athletic.

Zibanejad was reportedly dealing with both upper and lower-body injuries but appears to be good to go for Friday's clash. In three games this year, the 27-year-old center tallied one goal on 10 shots, one assist and three hits while averaging 19:51 of ice time. In addition to his five-on-five minutes, Zibanejad is logging 6:32 of ice time with the man advantage which is where he scored his lone goal of the year.

January 20, 2021 02:00 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Battling multiple injuries
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad is dealing with both upper-body and lower-body injuries, but coach David Quinn believes he'll be able to play Friday in Pittsburgh, Rick Carpiniello of The Athletic reports.

Zibanejad slid awkwardly into the boards late in Tuesday's loss to the Devils and was in visible discomfort on the bench. The top-line center was held out of practice Wednesday as a result of those injuries, but he appears to have avoided any major setbacks given his coach's optimism about Zibanejad's availability for New York's next game.

January 19, 2021 11:48 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Status uncertain after loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad (undisclosed) appeared to get hurt late in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Devils, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

Zibanejad scored a goal on three shots during the game and skated 19:15, but he wasn't on the bench late in the third period after sliding hard into the boards with about four minutes left. There was no update on the star center's status after the game. Fantasy managers will want to watch closely for an update ahead of Friday's contests versus the Penguins to see if Zibanejad is good to go.

January 17, 2021 12:20 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Bags apple in second game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad had an assist and two shots in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Islanders.

Zibanejad was quiet in Thursday's shutout loss but bounced back as the Rangers returned the favor against their crosstown rivals. He did the heavy lifting in transition to set up the first of two goals by linemate Pavel Buchnevich just 2:12 into the contest. Considering Zibanejad scored 41 times in 57 games last season, it likely won't be long until he starts to light the lamp again himself.

January 13, 2021 01:12 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Set to play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad (COVID-19) is expected in the lineup versus the Islanders on Thursday.

Zibanejad will no doubt be eager to prove his 41-goal 2019-20 campaign wasn't just a flash in the pan. If the 27-year-old center can get anywhere near that goal total this year, he should be close in the running for the Rocket Trophy by season's end. Not only should the Swede slide into his spot on the first line, but fantasy players can probably expect to see him on the No. 1 power play as well.

January 12, 2021 01:44 AM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: In doubt Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad confirmed he tested positive for COVID-19 before camp and is questionable against the Islanders on Thursday, Jon Lane of reports.

Zibanejad was back at practice Monday but told reporters he was taking his recovery day-by-day. Despite playing in just 57 games last year, Zibanejad racked up 41 goals on 208 shots and 34 helpers to set a new career high in points (75). Even if Zibanejad's production dips slightly from that mark in 2020-21, he still figures to provide top-end fantasy value in all formats.

January 9, 2021 12:04 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Skates prior to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad (undisclosed) skated prior to practice Saturday.

Zibanejad still has yet to get on the ice with his teammates during training camp, but he's clearly trending in the right direction, and coach David Quinn is confident he'll be ready for the Rangers' regular-season opener versus the Islanders on Thursday. Another update on the high-scoring center should be released once he's cleared to practice in full.

January 6, 2021 03:32 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Should be ready for Opening Night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

When asked if Zibanejad (undisclosed) is in danger of missing the Rangers' regular-season opener, coach David Quinn said "all indications" are thate he is not, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

Zibanejad has missed the Rangers' first three days of training camp with an undisclosed issue. Although it doesn't necessarily seem like he's on the verge of returning to practice, at this point it sounds like he's still expected to be ready for New York's season opener against the Islanders on Jan. 14. Additional updates on Zibanejad's status should surface as training camp continues.

January 2, 2021 12:16 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Deemed day-to-day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to general manager Jeff Gorton, Zibanejad (undisclosed) is considered day-to-day and won't be available for the Rangers' first practice of training camp Monday, Dan Rosen of reports.

The Rangers likely won't be releasing many details regarding injuries or illnesses during camp, so at this point there's no telling when Zibanejad might be ready to return to the ice with his teammates. This is a situation worth monitoring closely, as Zibanejad will likely go in the first round of most fantasy drafts after racking up 41 goals and 34 assists in just 57 games last campaign.

August 2, 2020 03:08 AM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Carries offense in Game 1 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad scored a goal and an assist during Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Hurricanes in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifier.

With the Rangers down 2-0 in the second period, Zibanejad finally got them on the board by deflecting a point shot past Petr Mrazek. The 27-year-old center then set up Marc Staal late in the third for the Blueshirts' final tally. Zibanejad needed only 57 games to score a career-high 41 goals and 75 points before the regular season was suspended, and the time off did nothing to cool him down.

March 12, 2020 01:56 AM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Still white-hot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad netted a goal on six shots and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Avalanche.

Zibanejad's production has been on another level with 11 goals in his last six games. The Swede is up to 41 tallies, a career-high 75 points, 208 shots on goal and a plus-9 rating. There's little else to say about the 26-year-old Swede, who has looked every bit of a top-line center in the last two weeks.

March 10, 2020 11:44 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Reaches 40 for first time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad registered a goal and an assist with four shots and won 15 of 27 (55.6 percent) faceoffs in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Dallas.

Zibanejad struck midway through the first period for his 40th goal of the season, reaching that plateau in only 56 games. That scoring rate is all the more remarkable considering last season's 30 goals represented a career high, and he needed all 82 games to get there. But the 26-year-old has been on an absolute heater in recent weeks, hitting the scoresheet in 13 of his last 14 games, including a stretch of 10 points in his last four outings alone.

March 6, 2020 10:40 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Historic performance leads to win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad scored five goals on eight shots in Thursday's 6-5 overtime win over Washington.

Zibanejad became the third player in Rangers history to score five goals, joining Don Murdoch (1976) and Mark Pavelich (1983). His second power-play goal of the game gave New York a 5-4 lead with 1:42 remaining in regulation, but Alex Ovechkin answered 59 seconds later to send the game to the extra session. Zibanejad then got loose in overtime, breaking in alone on a wonderful stretch pass from Artemi Panarin and going top shelf on the backhand for the historic game-winner. While a five-goal performance is always unexpected, this effort didn't come out of nowhere, as the Swedish stud now has 14 goals in his last 10 games.

March 1, 2020 07:52 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Carries offense in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad scored two goals and an assist, all with the man advantage, in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Flyers.

The two teams combined for six power-play goals on the afternoon, but Zibanejad and the Rangers didn't get rolling until they were already in a 4-0 hole. The 26-year-old wasted no time getting back on track after having his nine-game point streak snapped Friday in Philly, and on the season he has 32 goals (a new career high) and 65 points through 52 contests.

February 27, 2020 11:48 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Second straight 30-goal campaign
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad scored a goal Thursday in a 5-2 win over Montreal.

His goal streak now stands at six games and his point streak is now nine games long (eight goals, seven assists). Zibanejad has become a bonafide star in New York. He has two straight 30-goal campaigns and is close to equaling his career mark of 74 points set last season.

February 21, 2020 11:20 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Three points against Canes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad scored a goal and added two assists, one on the power play, in Friday's 5-2 win over the Hurricanes.

He opened the scoring for the Rangers late in the first period, blocking a shot and then launching the other way on a breakaway before beating Petr Mrazek. Zibanejad was all over the scoresheet, adding seven shots, three blocked shots, one hit and a plus-3 rating to his ledger as he extended his point streak to six games. On the season, the 26-year-old has 27 goals and 59 points through 47 contests.

February 20, 2020 07:00 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Runs point streak to five games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad scored a goal and tallied two assists, one with the man advantage, in Wednesday's 6-3 win over Chicago.

What was a tightly contested game for the first 40 minutes turned into a high-scoring affair in the third period, and all three of Zibanejad's points versus the Blackhawks came in the final frame. Up to 55 points, Zibanejad is having the best campaign of his career and has found the scoresheet in five straight contests.

February 13, 2020 11:32 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Clutch goal in comeback win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad scored a goal on three shots in Thursday's 4-3 shootout win over Minnesota.

Zibanejad sent the game into overtime when he re-directed an Artemi Panarin feed with 1:06 left in regulation. It was the 24th goal of the year for Zibanejad, who is shooting a career-best 15.6 percent. The 26-year-old has amassed 11 points (six goals, five assists) in eight games since the All-Star break.

February 12, 2020 03:28 PM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Double or nothing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in a 4-1 win over Winnipeg on Tuesday.

In his last four games, Zibanejad has finished with two points three times. He's up to 23 goals, closing in on his second 30-goal campaign, and also has tallied 26 assists in 2019-20. He's been hot of late and will look to keep it going in Minnesota on Thursday.

February 8, 2020 11:00 AM
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Carries offense in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zibanejad scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Sabres.

With the Rangers in a 3-0 hole late in the third period, Zibanejad sparked a comeback attempt by potting his 22nd goal of the season with just under three minutes remaining, then helping set up Chris Kreider with 100 seconds left on the clock. The Blueshirts couldn't find an equalizer, however. Zibanejad now has seven multi-point performances in the last 12 games, piling up six goals and 16 points during that red-hot stretch.

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