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October 7, 2020 05:24 PM
Kings' Lias Andersson: Gets fresh start in Hollywood
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersson has been traded to the Kings from the Rangers in exchange for a draft pick, reports Chris Johnston of

Andersson has been a bit of an enigma and the Kings will be his third team in a very short time. He was picked seventh overall in 2017 but hasn't really fit in the NHL (so far). Andersson is at home and playing in Sweden right now after requesting a trade, so a fresh start with the rebuilding Kings should give him every chance to show off his talents. If there's anywhere for this guy, it's LA -- his dad works for the Kings.

June 18, 2020 09:04 PM
Rangers' Lias Andersson: Will remain in Sweden
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersson has decided to remain in Sweden for the 2020-21 campaign, Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports.

It's been a whirlwind of a year for Andersson. The seventh overall pick from the 2017 draft was sent to the AHL in November after notching just one assist in 17 games with the big club. He then formally requested a trade and left AHL Hartford, at which point he was suspended by the Rangers. The team then loaned Andersson to HV71 of the SHL, where he finished the campaign with 12 points in 15 games. At this point it's clear we won't be seeing the 21-year-old forward in the NHL until he's traded to another organization.

January 26, 2020 02:08 PM
Rangers' Lias Andersson: Assigned to Swedish club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rangers loaned Andersson (suspension) to HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League on Sunday.

Although he's not rejoining the organization, this appears to be the official end of Andersson's suspension, and it's a way to keep the 21-year-old on the ice. The 2017 first-round pick (seventh overall) has played in 66 NHL games since being drafted, accruing just nine points. More recently, he has asked for a trade from New York and was suspended for not reporting to AHL Hartford. The Rangers have until Feb. 24 to trade Andersson; otherwise, he'll likely spend the rest of the season in Sweden.

December 22, 2019 12:36 PM
Rangers' Lias Andersson: Suspended by Rangers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rangers suspended Andersson for leaving AHL Hartford after requesting a trade, Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports.

Andersson -- the seventh-overall pick in 2017 -- hasn't been able to carve out a consistent role at the top level, and he's posted nine points through 66 NHL games. Darren Dreger of TSN reported Saturday that Andersson left Hartford after requesting a trade, and now the Rangers have suspended him. It's a formality more than anything, and the Rangers are expected to find a trade partner after the roster freeze ends Dec. 27.

December 21, 2019 01:36 PM
Rangers' Lias Andersson: Requests trade
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersson formally asked the Rangers for a trade Saturday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

The Rangers selected Andersson seventh overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, but he hasn't been able to carve out a consistent NHL role. Over 17 games this year, Andersson was stuck in a fourth-line role, averaging 9:33 of ice time per contest and recording just one point. The 21-year-old is hoping for a consistent role with another franchise, and the Rangers will explore the trade market during the holiday roster freeze, which ends Dec. 27.

November 17, 2019 11:24 PM
Rangers' Lias Andersson: Sent to bus league
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rangers demoted Andersson to AHL Hartford on Sunday.

The 21-year-old hasn't gotten off to the start he wanted to this point, grabbing just one assist while playing an average of 9:33 in 17 games this year. He'll get a chance to earn back some confindence in the minors, as he racked up 20 points in 36 AHL games last year. Andersson was replaced by Tim Gettinger on the active roster.

November 8, 2019 02:24 PM
Rangers' Lias Andersson: Bad bounce doesn't prove costly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersson was back in the lineup for Thursday's 4-2 win over Carolina after being scratched Wednesday against the Red Wings. He mustered one shot in a team-low 9:57 of ice time.

Andersson's most noticeable moment wasn't a good one, as his attempt to block a centering pass instead turned into a redirection into his own net, eluding an otherwise locked-in Henrik Lundqvist to give Carolina hope in the third period. While Andersson's teammates bailed him out by hanging on for the win, the seventh overall selection from the 2017 draft didn't do much to improve his tenuous grasp on a spot in the lineup. He's mustered just one assist through 13 games.

October 17, 2019 11:20 PM
Rangers' Lias Andersson: Features prominently on PK
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersson blocked two shots in 12:46 of ice time in Thursday's 5-2 loss to New Jersey.

Andersson's 3:52 of shorthanded ice time ranked second on the team behind Mika Zibanejad's 4:34. More was expected of the Swedish center when he was selected seventh overall in 2017, but he's carved out a role in a bottom six and penalty killing capacity. Andersson is still searching for his first point of the season, and he's unlikely to score many unless he can climb into a top-six role.

April 8, 2019 03:52 PM
Rangers' Lias Andersson: Minimal impact in 2018-19
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersson was held off the scoresheet in Saturday's season finale against Pittsburgh, finishing the season with two goals and four assists in 42 games.

The Rangers were certainly hoping for more from Andersson, but he at least looked noticeably more comfortable over the season's final few games, posting a plus-2 rating over his final seven contests after recording a minus-15 mark over the first 35. While the 20-year-old Swede will almost certainly make the NHL roster next season, he's unlikely to assume a top-six role barring major growth.

March 31, 2019 05:12 PM
Rangers' Lias Andersson: Developing slowly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersson tied for the team lead with three shots in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Flyers.

The seventh overall selection from the 2017 draft is still trying to find his footing offensively, with just five points in 38 appearances this season. That said, Andersson's at least putting his speed to good use in a penalty killing role, with 2:42 of his 12:15 ice time coming on the penalty kill in this one.

February 21, 2019 02:32 PM
Rangers' Lias Andersson: Summoned from AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rangers recalled Andersson from AHL Hartford on Thursday.

Though the team hasn't relayed anything in regards to an injury up front, there's a chance that one of the Rangers' forwards will be withheld Thursday in favor of Andersson for either that reason or for the purposes of keeping another forward on hand in the event that a deal is reached to send Mats Zuccarello or Kevin Hayes elsewhere. New York placed Brett Howden (knee) on injured reserve to open the roster spot.

December 28, 2018 01:44 PM
Rangers' Lias Andersson: Sent to minor-league affiliate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rangers assigned Andersson to AHL Hartford on Friday.

Andersson has only averaged 8:44 of ice time in New York's last five contests, so the Rangers clearly thought a demotion was in his best interest, as it will allow him get top-six minutes on a nightly basis, albeit at a lower level. The 2017 first-round pick will likely remain in the minors for the foreseeable future, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him back with the big club later this season.

December 19, 2018 01:56 PM
Rangers' Lias Andersson: Barely sees ice in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersson put two shots on net in a team-low 6:09 of ice time in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Anaheim.

Andersson's been reduced to a fourth-line role, and no member of his line even reached eight minutes of ice time in this one. The seventh overall pick from the 2017 draft is progressing more slowly than the Rangers would like, but it's much too early to write him off in dynasty formats.

November 26, 2018 11:20 PM
Rangers' Lias Andersson: Finally finds back of net
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersson scored his first goal of the season in Monday's 4-2 win over the Senators.

The 20-year-old isn't seeing much ice time while skating on the Rangers' fourth line -- he played only 8:30 on Monday -- so it's no surprise Andersson's offensive contributions have been limited in 11 games since being called up from AHL Hartford. The seventh overall pick in 2017 has the two-way game to handle a more important assignment, but New York's forward ranks are deep enough that they can bring the youngster along slowly, leaving him as a better fantasy asset in dynasty and keeper leagues than in re-draft formats.

November 7, 2018 10:56 PM
Rangers' Lias Andersson: Three shots, two penalties in season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersson made his season debut in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Canadiens, recording three shots and four PIM in 12:17 of ice time.

Andersson looked jittery early, but he was able to settle down as the game went along and produced some quality chances. The Swede's penalty minutes came courtesy of a pair of high-sticking minors, both of which were the result of failing to keep his stick down as he was finishing a body check. Andersson was called up with fellow youngster Brett Howden (upper body) sitting this one out, but Howden is due to return imminently, creating a logjam at the center position consisting of Mika Zibanejad, Kevin Hayes, Filip Chytil, Howden and Andersson.

November 5, 2018 05:45 PM
Rangers' Lias Andersson: Recalled from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersson was called up from AHL Hartford on Monday, Dan Rosen of reports.

The seventh-overall pick in the 2017 draft got a cup of coffee with the Rangers last season, notching two points in seven games. However, before this season he was sent down to the AHL to get some more experience. The 20-year-old was likely called up in case Brett Howden (upper body) is unable to play Tuesday against the Canadiens. Andersson's time in the NHL will likely be brief, as the AHL appears to be his home for the near future.

September 28, 2018 11:50 AM
Rangers' Lias Andersson: Sent back to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersson was reassigned to AHL Hartford on Friday.

Selected by the Rangers with the seventh overall pick in the 2017 draft, Andersson will return to the Wolf Pack, with whom he registered five goals, nine helpers and a plus-8 rating over 25 contests last season. There's plenty to like about Andersson's offensive potential over the long haul, but the Blueshirts are taking a disciplined approach by letting him fully polish his game in the minor league. The Rangers can always call him up, too.

April 30, 2018 12:05 PM
Rangers' Lias Andersson: Will attend World Championship
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersson will head to the 2018 IIHF World Championship with Sweden.

Andersson began the year with Frolunda HC in his native Sweden, for whom he notched 14 points in 22 contests. The organization then sent him to AHL Hartford in January, where he tallied five goals and nine helpers, along with 20 PIM. Finally, the 19-year-old closed out the 2017-18 campaign with the Rangers for seven games, during which he recorded his first NHL goal. Where Andersson begins the 2018-19 campaign (NHL or AHL) remains uncertain, but he should factor into the upcoming season as an occasional call-up at the very least.

April 8, 2018 12:13 PM
Rangers' Lias Andersson: Moves back to minor league
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersson was reassigned to AHL Hartford on Saturday.

The Rangers mercifully put an end to their 2017-18 campaign by taking a 5-0 road loss to the Flyers on Saturday, but at least the Original Six franchise was able to get a look at one of its top prospects in Andersson, whom the Rangers selected seventh overall in the 2017 NHL Draft. The Swede added a goal and an assist apiece over seven games at the highest level, but he served in a bottom-six capacity. Keep him in mind for fantasy drafts this fall, as Andersson is a skilled pivot with tremendous hockey sense.

March 27, 2018 08:25 AM
Rangers' Lias Andersson: Scores in NHL debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersson scored his first career goal during Monday's 4-2 loss to Washington.

The seventh overall selection from the 2017 NHL Draft was promoted from AHL Hartford on Sunday following a 24-game stint with five goals and 14 points. While Andersson is expected to be a key piece for the Rangers moving forward, and he scored in his first career game, he's not guaranteed to be a strong fantasy contributor over the final two weeks of the campaign.

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