Howden (foot) was traded by the Rangers to the Golden Knights in exchange for Nick DeSimone and a 2022 fourth-round pick Saturday.
Howden drew into 42 games with New York in 2020-21, picking up seven points over that span. The 23-year-old forward will likely slot into a bottom-six role with Vegas next season.
Howden (foot) secured a one-year, $885,000 contract from the Rangers on Friday.
By signing Howden, New York will have satisfied an additional Expansion Draft requirement, which could see Howden as a potential option for the Kraken. In 42 appearances this year, the 23-year-old center garnered seven points, 33 shots and 57 hits while averaging 12:34 of ice time. Regardless of where he is playing next year, Howden figures to serve as a bottom-six option, making him a mid-range fantasy option at best.
Howden suffered a fractured foot during Thursday's loss to the Islanders and will miss the remainder of the 2020-21 campaign.
Howden will finish the season having picked up seven points, 11 PIM, 33 shots on goal, 57 hits and 35 blocks in 42 games. He's set to become a restricted free agent this offseason, but he's been a reliable bottom-six option for the Rangers over the past three seasons, so it seems likely he'll re-sign with New York.
Howden notched a shorthanded assist in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Sabres.
Howden took part in a scrambled faceoff, with the loose puck squirting out to Kevin Rooney, who scored into an empty cage. The 23-year-old Howden has two helpers in his last five outings. He's up to seven points, 54 hits, 31 blocked shots and a minus-2 rating through 40 appearances overall in a limited fourth-line role.
Howden (COVID-19 protocol) was activated from COVID-19 protocol and will play in Thursday's game versus the Penguins, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
Howden will make his first appearance since March 20. The 23-year-old posted five points through 29 games before his stint in COVID-19 protocol. He'll skate on the fourth line Thursday.
Howden (COVID-19 protocols) won't make the trip to Buffalo for the Rangers' two-game set against the Sabres, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
Howden will undergo his mandatory cardiac screening Thursday at which point he may be cleared from the NHL's COVID-19 protocols, but he'll still miss the Rangers' next two games at a minimum. He's only picked up five points in 29 contests this campaign, so most fantasy managers won't need to track his status.
Howden (COVID-19 protocols) won't play Thursday against the Flyers.
Howden will need to clear the NHL's COVID-19 protocols before rejoining the Rangers, so look for that announcement to precede his return to action. He's picked up five points in 29 games this season.
Howden was placed on the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list Monday, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
This would explain why Howden missed practice and was announced out for Monday's tilt with Buffalo. The 22-year-old has just five points in 29 games this season but he's scored three of those over the last four contests. He'll likely be questionable for Thursday's game in Philadelphia.
Howden (undisclosed) won't play in Monday's game versus the Sabres.
Howden didn't participate in Monday's morning skate and will sit out for the second time this season. The 22-year-old got off to a slow start with just two points through the first 25 games, but he has been heating up lately, scoring a goal and adding two assists over the last three contests. Julien Gauthier should slot into the lineup in Howden's place.
Howden emerged with an assist in Wednesday's 9-0 win over the Flyers.
Even the fourth line was productive offensively in the Rangers' high-scoring affair. Howden produced his second assist in as many games, undoubtedly boosting his confidence heading into Friday's tough road match against the Capitals.
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.
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