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Brandon Pirri headed to Swiss League

Brandon Pirri has signed over seas in the Swiss National League, with the ZSC Lions. This is the same team that Kevin Klein signed with just last week. Brandon wasn’t a huge part of the Rangers team last season, he put up 18 points in 60 games. He is a lethal shooter, who just never was solid enough defensively to keep the minutes up. However at the beginning of the season, he looked good scoring 9 power play points and netting 3 game winners. This move to the Swiss league, isn’t too much of a surprise as he wasn’t going to get re-signed by the Rangers and there was much interest league wide. Remember as well just like Klein, moving to Swiss League, makes them eligible for the Olympics, and with NHL players not participating look for these player to express interest.

Fourth Line and “Black Aces” Season Recap and Grades

USA Today

The Rangers fourth line was unique this season for the Blueshirts. The line had constants in Jesper Fast and Oscar Lindberg, but the third spot saw a constant rotation. The spot was occupied by Russian rookie Pavel Buchnevich, journeymen Brandon Pirri, Tanner Glass and Matt Puempel, and Hartford Wolfpack call-up Nicklas Jensen. No matter who was on the line, the unit played with grit and an unwavering work ethic that was always much appreciated by the coaches and the Blueshirt faithful.
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Preview – Rangers vs Maple Leafs 1/13/17

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With the Rangers bye week finally over, the Blueshirts are back in action Friday night when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs at MSG. And while the bye week was definitely long, it was much needed for the players, both healthy and injured. The break has allowed the Rangers to get healthier, with Pavel Buchnevich, Mika Zibanejad and Rick Nash all appearing to be ready to go in this one. And with those three guys potentially back into the lineup, here are my predicted line combinations for this Eastern Conference match-up.
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