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Blake Wheeler finally returns to New York Rangers lineup


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Elliot Ben Jacob
May 20, 2024  (4:38 PM)
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New York Rangers' Blake Wheeler.
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The New York Rangers' prayers may have been answered as veteran right winger Blake Wheeler announces his readiness to return for the Eastern Conference matchup with the Florida Panthers.

Wheeler, out since February 15th, is set to play Wednesday night. Wheeler played in fifty-four regular season games before his injury, scoring nine goals and adding twelve assists. He also accumulated twenty-three penalty minutes and a +2 rating. His return is anticipated to bolster the Rangers' offense as they head into a crucial series against the Panthers.
Having played over 1100 NHL games, Wheeler signed a one-year deal with the Rangers last summer after twelve seasons with the Winnipeg Jets.
His experience and leadership are invaluable to the Rangers' playoff ambitions. This run with the Rangers could be his final shot at a Stanley Cup.
Wheeler's departure from the Jets followed the controversial removal of his captaincy before the 2022–2023 season. Despite this, his career includes notable stints with the Boston Bruins, Atlanta Thrashers, and Winnipeg Jets. Rangers fans are hopeful his return can provide the team with the boost they need.
Blake Wheeler's return is a significant development for the New York Rangers as they prepare for their playoff series against the Florida Panthers. His presence on the ice could make a pivotal difference in their quest for a championship.
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