Blackwell finished the season with 12 goals and 10 assists in 47 appearances.
Scooped up from the bargain bin last offseason after totaling 10 points in 33 games with the Predators, Blackwell carved out a consistent role with the Rangers and set career highs across the board. He has another year left on his two-year, $1.45 million contract but could draw interest from Seattle in the expansion draft if the Rangers opt not to use a protection slot on Blackwell.
Blackwell (undisclosed) will play Tuesday against the Sabres, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today Sports reports.
Blackwell was banged up on a hard fall into the boards when these teams met Sunday, but he's ready to go for Tuesday's rematch. He's expected to skate in what has become his customary spot next to Artemi Panarin and Ryan Strome on the second line.
Blackwell (undisclosed) is day-to-day, but coach David Quinn expects him to play in Tuesday's game against the Sabres, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today Sports reports.
Blackwell lost his balance and fell awkwardly into the boards late in Sunday's win over the Sabres, and his day-to-day status is likely linked to the aftermath of that incident. The 28-year-old Harvard product appeared to be in serious discomfort at the time, but he'll hope that a day off Monday will provide enough time for Blackwell to heal up before Tuesday's tilt. Check back on Blackwell's status before puck drop Tuesday if you're counting on him in fantasy.
Blackwell dished out three assists in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Devils.
Blackwell continues to thrive in a top-six role on Broadway. His first career three-point game gave Blackwell 10 points in his last 10 games, including six goals. The 28-year-old Harvard product had struggled to hold down a full-time NHL role prior to this season, but now he's skating on a line with superstar Artemi Panarin and making the most of it.
Blackwell recorded a goal and a power-play assist in Tuesday's 8-4 win over Pittsburgh.
Blackwell got the scoring started with a lucky bounce off a defenseman's skate just 95 seconds in, and he played a hand in Kaapo Kakko's third-period power-play goal, which made it 6-2. The 28-year-old journeyman has been an excellent low-cost signing for the Rangers, producing 10 goals and five assists through 29 games on Broadway.
Blackwell scored a goal on four shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Sabres.
Blackwell got the Rangers on the board 6:40 into the second period, hammering a one-timer from the left dot past Buffalo goalie Dustin Tokarski. It was Blackwell's ninth goal of the season, extending his career high, and his third in the last three games.
Blackwell scored two goals in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Capitals.
He celebrated his 28th birthday in style, scoring twice in three minutes in the third period to begin a Rangers' rally from a 4-0 deficit. Unfortunately, the team couldn't quite complete the comeback. Blackwell hadn't found the scoresheet in six straight games coming into Sunday, and on the season he has a career-high eight goals and 12 points through 25 contests.
Blackwell skated 12:57 without a point or shot in Monday's 5-3 win over Buffalo.
Blackwell started the game on a line with Artemi Panarin and Ryan Strome, but Kaapo Kakko replaced him on that line as the game went along. The move paid off, with Kakko snapping a lengthy goal drought in the second period and adding an empty-netter in the third. As for Blackwell, he has only two points in the last 11 games and will be hard-pressed to get back on track if Monday's demotion to the bottom six proves to be permanent.
Blackwell scored his fifth goal of the season in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Bruins.
The 27-year-old has stepped up in a big way for the undermanned Rangers in the last couple weeks, scoring four goals and five points over the last six games. Blackwell has looked surprisingly comfortable in a top-six role, but he could lose his spot once Kaapo Kakko (COVID-19 protocols) is finally cleared to rejoin the lineup.
Blackwell was promoted from the taxi squad Friday, according to CBS Sports.
Blackwell has racked up three goals and six points through nine games this season. The 5-foot-9 forward may continue to shuffle between the active roster and taxi squad but his spot in the middle-six appears secure.
Blackwell was sent to the taxi squad Thursday, per CapFriendly.
Blackwell has three points in his last five games, so it's a safe bet the 27-year-old is back on the active roster for Friday's game versus the Bruins. He's recently worked his way into top-six minutes and first-unit power-play duties.
Blackwell recorded an assist and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Flyers.
After his call-up from the taxi squad prior to the game, Blackwell actually received a whopping 4:29 on the power play in this one, but he wasn't able to produce with the man advantage. The 27-year-old now has six points in nine games this season and figures to stick around on Broadway as long as he's chipping in offensively.
Blackwell was sent down to the taxi squad Monday, CapFriendly reports.
Considering Blackwell has been seeing time on the power play in each of his previous two contests, fantasy players should expect him to be recalled to the active roster against the Flyers on Wednesday.
Blackwell scored a power-play goal in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Flyers.
Getting an opportunity on the second power-play unit with coach David Quinn searching for a spark, Blackwell delivered his first career power-play goal on a deflection from the slot. It was also his second goal in as many games and his third in seven games for the Rangers. Blackwell has fit in well on Broadway and should be a mainstay in the lineup moving forward, but the 27-year-old Harvard product's limited NHL resume prior to this season suggests he'll be hard-pressed to maintain this level of productivity.
Blackwell (upper body) had three hits and two hits Friday in a 1-0 loss to Boston.
Back in the lineup for the first time since Jan. 30, Blackwell logged just under 10 minutes of ice time. The 27-year-old was on a nice run prior to getting hurt, picking up a point in each of his first three full games to go with a plus-3 rating.
Blackwell (upper body) will be in the lineup against Boston on Friday.
Blackwell's return to action comes as Artemi Panarin (lower body) has been ruled out. The 27-year-old Blackwell was rolling prior to getting hurt, racking up one goal on four shots, two assists and seven hits while averaging 10:07 of ice time in his previous four contests. Given his recent run of form, Blackwell could push for a third-line role Friday.
Blackwell (upper body) won't suit up in Wednesday's game against Boston, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Blackwell continues to miss time with the upper-body issue that he suffered 10 days ago in a game against Pittsburgh. The 27-year-old's absence will continue to hurt the offense, as he recorded three points over his first four games this year. With Blackwell still sidelined, Julien Gauthier and Phil Di Giuseppe will continue to stay in the lineup for Wednesday's game.
Blackwell is expected to miss 7-to-10 days with an upper-body injury.
Blackwell exited Saturday's game against the Penguins in the first period, and as evidenced by this news, he'll miss at least the next three games. The 27-year-old got off to a hot start this season, recording a goal and two assists over four games. Kaapo Kakko bumped up to the second line when Blackwell exited, so he'll be expected to continue to do so as long as Blackwell is sidelined.
Blackwell (upper body) won't return to Saturday's game against the Penguins.
Blackwell left in the first period after logging just 2:53 of ice time. The 27-year-old has been skating on the second line lately, but Kaapo Kakko bumped into his place after Blackwell left.
Blackwell was demoted to the taxi squad Friday, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Blackwell has tallied a point in all three games he's appeared in this season and is currently sporting a plus-3 rating. This is likely a salary management move for the Rangers and the 27-year-old should suit up against the Penguins on Saturday.
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|05/08||@ BOS||W 5-4||0||0||0||0||17:52|
|05/06||@ BOS||L 0-4||0||0||0||-2||18:07|
|05/05||vs WAS||L 2-4||0||0||0||0||17:48|
|05/03||vs WAS||L 3-6||0||0||0||-2||16:18|
|05/01||@ NYI||L 0-3||0||0||0||0||15:10|
|04/29||vs NYI||L 0-4||0||0||0||-1||13:08|
|04/27||vs BUF||W 3-1||0||0||0||0||14:12|
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