Howden contributed three blocked shots in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Flyers.
Howden was one of four Ranger forwards to top three minutes of shorthanded ice time, as offensive zone penalties plagued the Blueshirts in this one. The 22-year-old center's defensive contributions against the Flyers were appreciated, but Howden's trending in the wrong direction offensively. He scored just 19 points in 70 games last season after totaling 23 in 66 games as a rookie, and Howden has a measly two points through 15 games this year. He's a favorite of head coach David Quinn and the Rangers are thin at center, so Howden's spot in the lineup is probably safe, but there's little reason to target him in any fantasy format.
Howden is back with the Rangers following Monday's demotion to the minors, NHL.com's Brian Compton reports.
Howden's demotion was simply a paper transaction that was made to make him eligible for the AHL playoffs. The 21-year-old pivot will skate on New York's fourth line Tuesday against the Islanders.
The Rangers demoted Howden to AHL Hartford on Monday.
Over the last 14 games, Howden has recorded two points on six shots while averaging just 10:21 of ice time per game. It's unclear if he'll be recalled before Tuesday's tilt against the Islanders or if the team is looking to get him some more playing time in the minors.
Howden skated just 8:06 in Sunday's 3-1 loss to Boston, notching one shot and one hit.
Howden played just three more seconds than fellow fourth-liner Greg McKegg, who brought up the rear in terms of ice time. The 21-year-old Howden has seven goals after scoring six as a rookie last season, but he's stuck on seven assists in 58 games after dishing out 17 helpers in 66 games in 2018-19.
Howden scored a goal on two shots and was plus-2 with two PIM in Saturday's 5-2 loss at St. Louis.
Howden's line was a bright spot for the Rangers, producing both Rangers goals. His sixth goal of the year brought New York to within 3-2 midway through the second period. The 21-year-old has just 12 points in 44 games this season and figures to remain penciled into a bottom-six role.
Howden notched an assist in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Flames.
Howden picked up the secondary helper on a Kaapo Kakko goal in the second period. In 40 games, Howden has 11 points, 42 shots on goal, 42 hits and 39 blocked shots. The Calgary native does a little bit of everything in a third-line role, but not enough of any single thing to warrant much fantasy interest.
Howden scored a goal on three shots and was plus-2 with four PIM in Sunday's 5-1 victory over Anaheim.
Howden scored his fourth goal of the year midway through the opening period, putting the Rangers up 2-0 with what proved to be the game-winning goal. He hadn't scored since Nov. 20 and was mired in a 15-game goal drought prior to Sunday's tilt. The 21-year-old sophomore has nine points in 35 games.
Howden scored a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over Washington.
The 21-year-old was left all alone in the slot late in the third period and converted a Chris Kreider centering pass for his first goal since Oct. 24, snapping a 10-game goal-scoring skid. The second-year NHLer is getting consistent minutes but isn't yet being counted upon to provide much offense in his bottom-six role.
Howden recorded a goal and an assist in Thursday's 6-2 win over Buffalo.
Howden scored his second goal of the season in the opening frame and later did the heavy lifting on a 2-on-1 to set Ryan Strome up with a gaping net in the third. The points in this game were Howden's first since he lit the lamp in the season opener.
Howden scored the game-winning goal in Thursday's 6-4 victory over the Jets.
Howden pounced on a rebound in front to break a 4-4 tie with 4:09 left to play. The second-year center got off to a hot start as a rookie before cooling down in the second half of the season, finishing with 23 points in 66 games. While he still needs to grow on the defensive side, Howden has good offensive instincts and could challenge Ryan Strome for the second-line center role if he can build on this strong start.
Howden finished his rookie season with six goals and 17 assists in 66 games.
Howden got off to a strong start but went through a lengthy slump before finishing on a high note with five points in his last seven games. The 21-year-old pivot should have no problem making the big club out of training camp next season, as he also won a respectable 48.4 percent of his face-offs. Howden still needs to improve in his own zone, however, as evidenced by a minus-16 rating.
Howden scored his fifth goal of the season in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Oilers.
Howden's tally tied the game at 2, but Leon Draisaitl would save the day for Edmonton in overtime. The rookie center has 17 points in 53 appearances this season, but also carries a minus-11 rating. He added three hits in the contest, bringing his season total in that category to 51.
Howden dished out a helper to go with three shots and two blocked shots in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Red Wings.
Howden recorded his first point since Jan. 13, though there's a month-long injury absence mixed in during the drought. This was his third game back in the lineup, and now that the rookie center has the point monkey off his back, he can set his sights on ending a goal drought that dates back to Nov. 12.
Howden (knee) was activated from injured reserve and will play in Sunday's game versus the Capitals, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
He has missed the last 15 games dating back to January, but he's ready to bump Connor Brickley out of the lineup. The 20-year-old is still working to get his offensive game rolling, as he has just four goals,15 points and a suspect 41.5 Corsi For percentage in 48 games. Since he last played before the trade deadline, it's tough to project exactly where he'll slot into the new lineup.
As expected, Howden (knee) won't be in the lineup for Friday's game against the Canadiens, as he's still listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
Howden is nearing a return to game action, but he'll have to wait for Sunday's matchup with the Capitals for his next opportunity. The 20-year-old pivot has notched 15 points in 48 games this campaign, and will likely return to a bottom-six role once given the green light.
Howden (knee) hasn't been ruled out for Friday's clash with the Canadiens, though he's more likely to return against the visiting Capitals on Sunday, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
Howden has missed the last 14 games and remains on injured reserve. The Rangers are out of playoff position and have no incentive to rush the forward back into the lineup, so keep the middle-six special teams contributor on the virtual pine or waiver wire.
Howden (knee) is 7-to-10 days away from a return, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.
Prospect Lias Andersson was called up from AHL Hartford on Thursday, and he mustered three shots on goal over 10:41 of ice time in the 4-1 loss. The Rangers figure to rely more on the Swede as long as Howden is out of commission.
The Rangers placed Howden (knee) on injured reserve Thursday, Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports.
With Howden still on the mend, the Rangers needed the roster spot Thursday for the addition of Lias Andersson from AHL Hartford. Howden has hit the front end of his three-to-four week timetable, but there's been no news at this point to suggest he's nearing a return to the lineup. The Rangers have no reason to rush the 20-year-old pivot back into action with the team well out of the playoff picture, so the club will likely go a precautionary route.
Howden (knee) has been diagnosed with an MCL sprain and will be sidelined for 3-to-4 weeks.
While it's not a worst-case scenario for Howden, the budding 20-year-old will miss some valuable experience while recovering. The Rangers sit on the periphery of playoff contenders, so there's a chance that the team will be realistically out of the running when he's scheduled to return. If that's the case, New York's brass will likely take a slow approach to ensure Howden is completely healthy.
Howden will undergo an MRI on his injured knee, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
Coach Dan Quinn already revealed that Howden will miss extended time because of the injury, but the scan should provide the team with a more definitive outlook on him moving forward. The Rangers rolled with 11 forwards and seven defensemen in the last game against the Flyers, though Pavel Buchnevich also remains on hand as a 12th forward with Mats Zuccarello (foot) also expected to return.
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