Fast signed a three-year, $6 million contract with the Hurricanes on Saturday, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
The Rangers selected Fast in the sixth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, and he put up 147 points over 422 games with the team. Last season, the 28-year-old winger produced 12 goals, 17 assists and 125 hits over 69 games. The Hurricanes could use that physicality in their bottom six, and Fast will be a fixture in the lineup during the upcoming season.
Fast (undisclosed) won't play in Tuesday's Game 3 against the Hurricanes, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Fast is still dealing with the undisclosed injury he suffered during Saturday's Game 1 when he took a huge hit from Carolina's Brady Skjei. The Rangers are facing elimination, so if they're unable to extend the series Tuesday, Fast will finish the campaign having totaled 29 points in 70 contests.
Fast (undisclosed) will not suit up for Game 2 against Carolina on Monday, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
Fast exited Game 1 on Saturday after sustaining a big check by former teammate Brady Skjei in his first shift of the game. Per Rosen, Kaapo Kakko is a candidate to jump into Fast's second-line slot, while Steven Fogarty and Vitali Kravtsov could draw into the lineup to show up Fast's absence.
Fast (undisclosed) isn't expected to return to Saturday's Game 1 against the Hurricanes.
Fast took a huge hit from Carolina's Brady Skjei during his first shift of Saturday's contest. The 28-year-old winger was able to stay on the ice initially, but he looked shaky and blew his coverage on the Hurricanes' Jaccob Slavin in the defensive zone, leading to an early Carolina goal. After the goal, Fast headed to the locker room to undergo further evaluation. If the Swedish winger is forced to miss time, Vinni Lettieri will likely get the first crack at taking his spot in the lineup.
Fast scored twice in Saturday's 3-2 win over San Jose.
The second stood as the winner. Fast has three goals in his last two games. He has 27 points, including 11 goals, and is closing in on his career mark of 33 points set in 2017-18.
Fast contributed just one blocked shot and one hit over 18:29 of ice time in Sunday's 3-1 loss to Boston.
Fast plays a healthy share of minutes with a middle-six deployment and penalty killing duties, but his offensive upside is limited. Still, the 28-year-old Swede is on pace to top 30 points for the third time in the past five seasons, as he has 24 points through 57 games. The pending unrestricted free agent could be moved at the trade deadline, as his defensively oriented game and occasional offense would fit well with a number of contenders.
Fast scored a goal and added two assists in Monday's 6-2 win over the Islanders.
The 28-year-old rounded out his line with two shots, three hits, two blocked shots and a plus-3 rating. Fast has recorded three points in two of the last four games as he benefits from skating alongside one of the hottest players in the NHL in Artemi Panarin, and the surge has Fast up to eight goals and 21 points in 44 games on the year.
Fast collected three assists in a 5-3 win over Colorado on Tuesday.
A pair of secondary assists along with the primary helper on Ryan Strome's deciding goal moved Fast to 17 points in 2019-20. The 28-year-old's offensive outburst came in 17-plus minutes of action (17:43) and featured a pair of hits, as well. A big night, sure, but Fast's performance comes in the wake of three straight pointless outings, so set your expectations accordingly.
Fast scored shorthanded goal, blocked a shot and dished out two hits in a 5-1 loss to Philadelphia on Monday.
Fast scored on an odd-man rush while his team was down a man, beating Carter Hart after Hart was slow getting back in position following a save. Unfortunately, the Flyers would score the next five goals to bury the visitors. Fast is up to 14 points in 35 games, and a large reason for his success in 2019-20 has been a 16.2 shooting percentage, more than six percent higher than it was a year ago. The 28-year-old needs to continue looking for his shots.
Fast scored a goal and dished an assist in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Sharks.
The winger got the Rangers on the board in the second period, and later added a helper on Mika Zibanejad's go-ahead goal in the third. Fast rounded out his stat line with four shots on goal, two hits and a plus-2 rating. The 28-year-old has five goals and seven helpers to go with 49 hits and 34 shots in 30 games this year.
Fast scored a goal on his lone shot and threw out four hits in Sunday's 5-0 win over Vegas.
Fast scored midway through the second period to give the Rangers a 4-0 lead. It was only his fourth goal of the season, but his second in the last four games. The 28-year-old does his most important work on the defensive side of the game -- he logged a quarter of his minutes shorthanded Monday -- so any offense is a bonus.
Fast (undisclosed) will suit up for Monday's game against Vegas, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.
Fast will skate alongside Filip Chytil and Brendan Lemieux on the third line. Fortunately, the 6-foot-1 forward did not miss any time after taking a maintenance day and will look to make an impact in Monday's game on his 28th birthday.
Fast (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision Monday against the Golden Knights after taking a maintenance day at morning skate, Vince Mercogliano of USA Today Sports reports.
Fast will be hoping to tough it out on his 28th birthday, but it appears he's still dealing with the effects of an awkward fall in Saturday's win over the Devils. He missed a few shifts in that game but was able to play through the injury.
Fast recorded one shot in 18:06 of ice time in Wednesday's 4-1 win over Washington.
Fast continues to work as a puck retriever on the top line, though he'll likely shift down the lineup when fellow Swede Mika Zibanejad returns from his upper-body injury. With eight points through 18 games, Fast has a chance to challenge his 2017-18 career high of 33 points
Fast (personal) had one shot on goal and was plus-1 with three hits in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Lightning.
Fast missed Sunday's game due to personal reasons but was back in the lineup Tuesday on New York's third line. The 27-year-old has two goals and three assists in nine games and typically settles in between the 20- to 30-point range.
Fast (personal) is in the projected lineup for Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay, NHL.com's Dan Rosen reports.
Fast missed Sunday's 7-4 loss to the Bruins due to a personal matter, but he'll return to a bottom-six role against the Lightning, skating with Brendan Lemieux and Brett Howden on the Rangers' third line. The 27-year-old has enjoyed a solid start to the season, picking up five points through his first eight games.
Coach David Quinn expects Fast (personal) to play in Tuesday's game against the Lightning, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.
It appears Fast will miss just one game. It's unclear where Fast will return to the lineup, but he could slot into the top six, especially if Mike Zibanejad (upper body) is unable to go. Fast has been solid this year with five points over eight games.
Coach David Quinn said he's unsure if Fast (personal) would suit up for Tuesday's game against the Lightning, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.
There haven't been any reports of why Fast is sitting out, and he could miss a second consecutive game. Fast has earned top-line minutes at times this year, and he's started off productive with five points through eight games. If he sits out, his absence would essentially ensure Kaapo Kakko and Pavel Buchnevich remain as the top-six right wingers.
Fast (personal) will not be in Sunday's lineup against the Bruins, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.
It's unclear why Fast won't suit up but he was a fairly late scratch before Sunday's tilt. His status for Tuesday's game against the Lightning is unknown for now.
Fast scored a goal and an assist in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Canucks.
The 27-year-old doubled his goal and point totals on the year with the performance. Fast is off to a strong start to 2019-20, but he's never scored more than 13 goals and 33 points in a season and his usual bottom-six role won't allow him to maintain this pace for long.
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