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  • Rangers' Ben Harpur: Season officially over

    Harpur will miss the remainder of the 2023-24 season after undergoing pectoral surgery, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports Monday.

    While Harpur had yet to be called up to the NHL by the Rangers this season, he was one of the more experienced blue-line options for the club, having played in 198 NHL games. The 2013 fourth-round pick wasn't exactly an offensive dynamo considering he has just 21 NHL points in his career, but his absence leaves the club with a relatively young reserve defensive corps should any of the NHL players suffer an injury. Harpur has one more year on his current contract and will no doubt be focused on making the team coming out of training camp in 2024-25, assuming he has fully healed from his surgery by then.

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  • Rangers' Ben Harpur: Put on waivers

    The Rangers placed Harpur on waivers Friday, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

    Harpur scored a goal and six points in 42 games with the Rangers in 2022-23. Unless he's selected off waivers, Harpur is likely to begin the campaign with AHL Hartford.

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  • Rangers' Ben Harpur: Dressing while Lindgren's hurt

    Harpur provided one shot and one hit across 17:07 of ice time in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Capitals.

    Harpur has been a staple on New York's third pairing with Ryan Lindgren (upper body) having missed 16 of the last 17 games. If Lindgren can get healthy down the stretch, Harpur's the likeliest candidate to be relegated to the press box, but New York has little reason to rush Lindgren back over the final five regular-season games, as the Rangers have already secured a playoff spot. Harpur has six points in 40 appearances for the Blueshirts.

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  • Rangers' Ben Harpur: Munching minutes lately

    Harpur skated 22:36 in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Flyers, contributing one blocked shot, one hit and a plus-1 rating.

    Harpur customarily plays fewer than 15 minutes per game, but he's been pressed into a much larger role with the cap-strapped Rangers down to five defensemen over the last two games; he played a whopping 28:04 in Sunday's win over the Kings. While Harpur's TOI should remain elevated until the Rangers get Ryan Lindgren (upper body) or K'Andre Miller (suspension) back, his stay-at-home style will likely leave Harpur with limited fantasy utility in most formats.

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  • Rangers' Ben Harpur: Signs two-year extension

    Harpur inked a two-year extension with the Rangers on Thursday.

    Harpur has a goal and three points in 18 contests while averaging 13:23 of ice time this season. He's playing through a one-year, $750,000 contract and was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer before re-signing with the Rangers. New York didn't provide the financial terms of Harpur's new contract, but it comes with a $787,500 annual cap hit, according to TSN's Chris Johnston.

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  • Rangers' Ben Harpur: Steadying presence on third pair

    Harpur totaled two shots and two blocked shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over Montreal.

    Despite his modest scoring output, Harpur has been a massive upgrade on the third pair opposite Braden Schneider after Libor Hajek and Zac Jones both struggled in that role. While Harpur's two assists and nine shots through 10 games don't jump off the page, the 6-foot-6 blueliner has secured a consistent spot in the lineup, and the Rangers are 7-2-1 when Harpur plays.

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  • Rangers' Ben Harpur: Promoted again

    Harpur was recalled from AHL Hartford on Sunday, per CapFriendly.

    Harpur was called back up after he was sent down Saturday. The 27-year-old blueliner has yet to make his NHL season debut.

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  • Rangers' Ben Harpur: Sent down

    Harpur was assigned to AHL Hartford on Saturday, per CapFriendly.

    Harpur had been serving as an extra blueliner for the Rangers since being brought up from the minors Dec. 3. He has three goals and two assists in 17 AHL contests this campaign.

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  • Rangers' Ben Harpur: Recalled from AHL

    Harpur was recalled from AHL Hartford on Saturday.

    Harpur inked a one-year contract five weeks ago and had three goals and five points in 17 AHL games before his promotion. He will be the seventh defenseman for now with the Rangers.

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  • Rangers' Ben Harpur: Signs with Rangers

    Harpur has signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Rangers on Thursday. The blueliner is expected to report to AHL Hartford, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.

    Harpur gives the Rangers another depth defenseman. He was on a PTO with Columbus at training camp before the Blue Jackets released him on Oct. 9 and played four games for AHL Hartford before inking the deal with New York. Harpur had one point in 19 games with the Predators last season.

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  • Ben Harpur: Cut loose from PTO

    Harpur was released from his professional tryout Sunday by Columbus.

    Harpur was injured in a fight early in the preseason, which probably didn't help his chances. Still, he was going to be hard-pressed to earn a roster spot with the Blue Jackets regardless.

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  • Blue Jackets' Ben Harpur: Missing Tuesday

    Harpur is dealing with an upper-body injury that will exclude him from Tuesday's practice session, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.

    Harpur is currently on a professional tryout with the Jackets and this injury certainly won't help his chances of securing a permanent deal coming out of camp. Considering the 27-year-old blueliner has just one goal in his six-year NHL career, fantasy players shouldn't be anticipating more than low-end fantasy value out of Harpur even if he does make the Opening Night roster.

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  • Blue Jackets' Ben Harpur: Earns tryout with Columbus

    Harpur signed a professional tryout contract with the Blue Jackets on Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

    Harpur was limited to one assist in 19 games for the Predators last year. The 27-year-old defenseman has never played in more than 51 NHL games in a season, so he's likely competing for a third-pairing job while attending the Blue Jackets' training camp.

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  • Predators' Ben Harpur: Plays rare game Saturday

    Harpur skated 15:47 in Saturday's 8-0 win over the Sharks but failed to register a point.

    Harpur hasn't played much this season, having missed time due to a combination of being a healthy scratch, playing in the AHL and landing on the NHL's COVID-19 list. He has just one assist to his credit in 12 games this season, so he doesn't move the fantasy needle at all, even when he suits up. Keep Harpur on your league's waiver wire where he belongs.

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  • Predators' Ben Harpur: Removed from COVID-19 list

    Harpur cleared COVID-19 protocols Monday.

    Harpur has appeared in just six games this season and has spent most of the year as a healthy scratch. He could be in Wednesday's lineup against Washington.

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  • Predators' Ben Harpur: Placed on COVID-19 list

    Harpur was added to the list of Predators in the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Wednesday.

    Harpur had played in two games since returning from his conditioning stint with the Predators' AHL affiliate, over which he maintained a plus-2 figure. He'll be eligible to return to his depth role after he clears the protocols, which means two negative tests if he's vaccinated and asymptomatic.

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  • Predators' Ben Harpur: Back from conditioning stint

    Harpur was returned from his conditioning assignment with AHL Milwaukee on Monday.

    Harpur hasn't played for the Predators since Nov. 5 versus Vancouver and will likely remain a frequent healthy scratch moving forward. As such, the defenseman shouldn't be expected to offer more than low-end fantasy value the rest of the 2021-22 campaign.

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  • Predators' Ben Harpur: Sent on conditioning loan

    Harpur was assigned to AHL Milwaukee on a conditioning loan Wednesday.

    Harpur's not injured, but he hasn't played since Nov. 5 versus Vancouver, so he'll head to the minors temporarily to get back into game shape. The 26-year-old blueliner has gone scoreless while posting a minus-6 rating through four games with the Predators this season.

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  • Predators' Ben Harpur: Watching from press box

    Harpur sat out his sixth consecutive game as a healthy scratch Saturday against the Canadiens.

    Harpur is basically a depth defenseman for the Preds this year, and only suits up when one of the team's regulars is either injured or needs a night off. He has played in only four games so far this season with zero points and a minus-6 rating.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 231 lbs
Birthplace: Hamilton, ON
Age: 29
Experience: 7
Shoots: Left