The Rangers announced Friday that forward Oscar Lindberg has undergone a successful “simultaneous bilateral hip labral repair”. The team said Lindberg’s expected recovery time from the procedure is six months.
In 2015-16, his first full year with the Rangers, the 24-year-old Swede played 68 games and scored 13 goals and finished with 28 points.
The Rangers announced Monday that backup goalie Antti Raanta had agreed to a new deal with the team. Terms were announced as being for two years at $1 million per year.
The 26-year-old appeared in 25 games with the Blueshirts in 2015-16, posting a 11-6-2 record, with a GAA of 2.24 and a .919 save percentage. Down the stretch, Raanta was 7-1-0 in his last eight starts. He also appeared in three playoff games against Pittsburgh.
Raanta was acquired from Chicago in June 2015 in exchange for Ryan Haggerty.
Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello was named as a finalist for the Bill Masterton Memorial Award Sunday. The trophy is awarded annually to the player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey”.
Zuccarello scored a career-high 26 goals and a team-high 61 points in 2015-16, after suffering a skull fracture and brain contusion during the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Jaromir Jagr of the Florida Panthers and Pascal Dupuis, who played for the Penguins earlier in the 2015-16 season before retiring in December, were the other two nominees announced.
The winner is selected by the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of the regular season, and the recipient will be announced at the 2016 NHL Awards June 22 in Las Vegas.