Fast received surgery on his thumb Monday and will face a six-week recovery, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
Fast broke his thumb and tore ligaments around the All-Star break, so this surgery was to aid his recovery since it wasn't healing properly. He finished the campaign with 20 points in 66 games. This surgery shouldn't affect Fast's status for next season.
Fast will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season with an upper-body injury.
With just eight games left in a lost season, the Rangers won't risk Fast's long-term health and instead have decided to shut him down for good. At this point, nothing suggests Fast won't be ready for training camp next season, as he prepares to play out the final year of his contract. He'll finish 2018-19 with 20 points in 66 games.
Fast (upper body) will not play Saturday against the Maple Leafs.
While Fast isn't a dynamic offensive contributor for fantasy purposes, the Rangers lose out on a proficient penalty-killer with refined two-way skills whenever he's a no-go. The Swede reportedly will be replaced by a Jets trade-deadline castoff, Brendan Lemieux, in the upcoming contest.
Fast missed practice again Thursday and remains day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
Fast still has some time to recover ahead of Saturday's contest against the Leafs, but the Rangers have little reason to rush him back into action. Even when he does rejoin the lineup, the 27-year-old's fantasy prospects remain dim considering he owns just 20 points through 66 games and he doesn't participate on the power play.
Fast's point drought hit six games in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to Vancouver. He took one shot to go with a minus-1 rating over 16:26 of ice time.
A hard-nosed player who does the dirty work along the boards and in front of the net, Fast hasn't been rewarded much for his hustle of late, having lit the lamp only once since Jan. 10. He's far from the only unproductive member of a Rangers team that's playing out the string after a trade-deadline selloff.
Fast (illness) fired a shot on net during 13:01 of ice time in Tuesday's win over the Hurricanes.
Fast missed last game after dealing with flu-like symptoms, but he returned to the lineup in his usual third-line role with penalty-kill duties. The 27-year-old is a modest offensive threat with 18 points through 52 games, although he's only directed 67 shots on net.
Fast (illness) is in the projected lineup for Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes, NHL.com's Kurt Dusterberg reports.
Fast missed Sunday's game against the Penguins due to an illness, but he was never expected to be sidelined for long. The 27-year-old Swede will return to a bottom-six role Tuesday, skating with Vladislav Namestnikov and Ryan Strome on the Rangers' third line.
Fast was scratched Sunday due to a flu-like illness, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
On the bright side, an illness is generally a quicker recovery than a physical injury. The 27-year-old Swede will likely be good to go for Tuesday's contest in Carolina.
Fast wasn't present for warmups and won't play in Sunday's game versus the Penguins, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.
Fast hasn't been a healthy scratch all season, so it's fair to wonder if he's nursing an injury. Fredrik Claesson took his place on the third line during line rushes. If he is indeed injured, Fast will look to recover before Tuesday's game versus the Hurricanes.
Fast is dealing with an undisclosed injury that will limit his practice time, but is not expected to keep him out of any games, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
Fast will essentially be given maintenance days to be excused from practice, but will continue to suit up on game days. Considering the winger is stuck in a nine-game goal drought and has just one assist over the stretch, an argument could certainly be made for shutting him down completely in order to let him get back to 100 percent.
Fast recorded 16:11 TOI and one shot on goal in Tuesday's loss to the Flyers.
Fast failed to post a point for his fourth straight game and now has just three points in 11 games during 2019. The 27-year-old is getting work on the second and third lines but he doesn't register any consistent time with the man advantage. Despite the recent struggles, he could still match last year's total of 33 points.
Fast scored two goals and added an assist in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Predators.
Fast returned from injury with a massive bang. The primo penalty killer isn't an offensive producer otherwise, so consider Saturday an anomaly.
Fast (upper body) will be in the lineup Saturday, with the Rangers on the road to face the Predators, Dom Renna of Elite Sports New York reports.
Fast is a key penalty-killing contributor for the Rangers, as he's averaging 1:41 of ice time in that spot this season. He missed the previous five games with his injury, but the shifty 27-year-old winger could be a sneaky value play in daily contests since he's added 11 points (three goals, eight assists) over 26 games and 16 minutes of average ice time.
Fast (upper body) could return Saturday against host Nashville, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.
This puts Fast slightly ahead of schedule after it was announced that he'd miss 2-to-4 weeks with the injury. If he's unable to play Saturday, then the next road game against the Blues on Monday seems like a reasonable target date for his return.
Fast has an upper-body injury and will miss 2-to-4 weeks, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
Fast was playing well lately with two goals in the last four games while bouncing between the second and third lines. Expect the Rangers to place Fast on injured reserve with his first chance to re-enter the lineup being Dec. 31. The team recalled Boo Nieves to add depth.
Fast registered a shot and three hits in 17:46 of ice time during Thursday's 3-0 loss to Ottawa.
Fast's ice time total was his highest since Oct. 13, as the Rangers only dressed 11 healthy forwards in this one. Whether it was the injuries or simply an off night, New York's offense had very little jump, so Fast couldn't capitalize on the additional minutes. The hard-working Swede has just nine points in 26 games, but Fast should pick up the pace once his 2.9 shooting percentage starts to approach his career 11.8 percent mark.
Fast tallied an assist Sunday in a 3-1 win over the Sabres.
The second-period helper was Fast's first point since Oct. 23 and moves him to six on the season. The Swedish-born winger also dished out a team-high four hits in this one. Despite the solid performance, he remains largely unneeded in fantasy circles.
Fast was held pointless during Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Flames.
Fast struggled in the game, registering a minus-2 rating while spending over 16 minutes on the ice. Fast got no power-play time, but he did take two shots in the loss.
Fast tallied two assists in Sunday's 8-5 loss to the Hurricanes.
The Swedish-born winger appeared to aggravate his right leg in the second period of Sunday's contest but was able to finish the game, picking up two assists for his efforts. Fast's status will be something to monitor over the coming days, but nothing as of now suggests he will miss time.
Fast scored a goal in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Predators.
The Swedish-born forward scored New York's first goal of the game but it wouldn't be enough in the end. Fast is coming off 33 points in 77 games a season ago and should see a bigger role in 2018-19, considering New York has committed to a rebuild and at only 26 years old, Fast can still be a part of the Rangers' future plans.
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