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New York Rangers' Anthony Duclair plays against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  (Jay LaPrete/AP)
New York Rangers' Anthony Duclair plays against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) (Jay LaPrete/AP)

Larry Brooks wonders if the Rangers should look into the potential cost of bringing Anthony Duclair back as some forward insurance while Chris Kreider is out. (NY Post)

Elliotte Friedman wrote this past week that the Coyotes are reportedly trying to find a fresh start for Duclair. (Sportsnet)

Brooks writes that there are questions about whether Duclair can bring his "top-end skill" on a regular basis and that the Rangers organization is not "exactly overflowing" with NHL ready talent. (NY Post)

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On the day of the trade deadline, Alain Vigneault said that he loved "The Duke" but that to get "quality players" like Keith Yandle you need to give up a lot.

Glen Sather was asked specifically about giving up Duclair and said that it would have been a more difficult decision to include him in the deal if Kevin Hayes "hadn't come around." Sather said that he feels that the organization has players in the organization who can fill the same role as Duclair. He added that it's a "calculated risk" to move a guy like Duclair but "I think it's well worth it."

Eddie Olczyk said on WFAN on March 2nd, "I hadn't seen him enough at the NHL level to get a good feel for him. You look at some of the youngsters that the Rangers have, in particular JT Miller.? Eddie said that Miller and Duclair are very similar players and that Duclair "performed well at times in the games that I saw but the Rangers would know him better. "

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Coyotes GM Don Maloney said that Anthony Duclair was the player that made him do the Keith Yandle trade. (McLellan)

Maloney said that getting Duclair changed his mindset of only wanting to move Yandle for an "established" top-six forward. (Morgan)

He also said that other teams were inquiring about Yandle but all wanted to wait until the end of the season and none had prospects like Duclair. (Morgan)

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3/2/15 | 9AM: Phillipe Boucher, the coach of the Remparts, called Jeff Gorton between periods to confirm the trade and to tell Duclair. (La Presse)

3/1/15 | 7:40PM: Anthony Duclair was told after the second period of his game today that the Rangers had traded him to Arizona. (TVA)

Duclair said that he was "in shock" and had a lot of emotions running through his mind during the third period of his game for Quebec. (TVA)

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Anthony Duclair has six goals and 12 assists in 15 games for Quebec but is scoreless in two of his last four games.

He only has two shots in his past three games

Duclair says that he is more disappointed with how he is playing than frustrated and he would like to play better. Duclair says that he always brings a positive attitude to the rink and works as hard as he can in practice. (La Presse)

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Anthony Duclair had a goal and two assists last night for Quebec in their win.

Duclair has goals in four straight games, five in that span, and has 9 points in the last three games.

He has 17 shots in the last four games.

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2/1/15 | 9:45AM: Duclair had two goals and two assists on Saturday night.

It was called his most "brilliant outing" since returning to Quebec. (Journal de Quebec)

1/30/15 | 4:39PM: Anthony Duclair has seven points in eight games since returning to the QMJHL.

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Corey Pronman ranks Anthony Duclair and Pavel Buchnevich in his list of the top 50 prospects. (ESPN Insider)

Duclair comes in at #12 and Pronman ays that his "speed, puck skills and energy are dynamic." He says that when Duclair bulks up a but he will be able to play the type of game that can "thrill" people. While he isn't a strong defensive player he has gotten better and shows a "great work ethic." (ESPN Insider)

Buchnevich is at #15 and Pronman says that while he needs to "bulk up" and sometimes gets "flustered" by physical play, Buchnevich is a player who can create for himself as well as his teammates. He could push for time on the Rangers if he comes over this summer. (ESPN Insider)

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Anthony Duclair said that even though he has played for the Rangers and got a nickname, "The Duke," he knows that he will have to earn a spot on the roster next year the same way that he did this year. (LA Presse)

He said that he will work to earn his place again. (LA Presse)

Duclair said that some motivation for training camp next year is to earn a spot and one where he won't have to stay at a hotel. (La Presse)

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Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton spoke with the team's website about Anthony Duclair, Igor Shesterkin, Brandon Halverson and Pavel Buchnevich about their play in the World Juniors (NYR):

On sending Duclair back, "The biggest thing about sending him back was finding playing time for him on a regular basis. We don't want to stunt his growth and to go back there and piggyback a Gold Medal and the Memorial Cup, the biggest stage you can play on at this time and it's all about building a resume and a pedigree at this time. We are excited for him and what it means for the future."

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Anthony Duclair played his third game for Quebec last night, had one shot on goal, a plus one, 1 assist and an interference penalty.

Duclair was stopped on two breakaways and is still searching for his first goal. Coach Phillippe Boucher said that he isn't worried about Duclair. (TVA)

Duclair's assist came on a 2 on 1. (Radio Canada)

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Anthony Duclair had an assist and one shot on goal in Quebec's shootout loss to Drummondville on Sunday.

Dulair also missed on his shootout attempt.

He has two assists in two games and a minus four rating with 6 shots on goal.

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1/10/15 | 11:11AM: Duclair said that he needs to readjust to the speed of playing in the QMJHL since it isn't the same as the NHL or the World Juniors.(Canoe)

His couch said that Duclair did not have his best game but it was to be expected. (Canoe)

1/9/15 | 9:25PM: Duclair finished a minus 4, had an assist and 5 shots on goal in Quebec's 7-4 loss.

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1/8/15 | 7:57PM: Duclair said that he became a better player in the World Juniors. He said that he is a little disappointed not to be back in New York but is very motivated being back in Quebec. (Newsday)

1/7/15/ | 5:22PM:

http://twitter.com/aduclair10/status/552953224039522306

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Alain Vigneault said that he and Rangers management decided to send Anthony Duclair back to Quebec because they thought it would be tough for him to get a spot in the lineup right now.? (NYR)

Vigneault pointed to how healthy the team is and how well JT Miller is playing.? (NYR)

He said that the best thing for Duclair to do is continue to play after a strong tournament and he will get to play in another high pressure situation with the Memorial Cup. (NYR)

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6:20PM: Corey Pronman says that Duclair played with a physical edge at times, fought for pucks and got into battles during the tournament.(ESPN Insider)

He said that Buchnevich was impressive even though he didn't play at as high a level as he thought he would. Buchnevich created a lot of chances and was the player Canada focused on the most in the Final. (ESPN Insider)

On Shesterkin, he says he had some "great performances" and has an athletic ability to make tough saves. "He has been nothing but impressive." (ESPN Insider)

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10:18AM: The Rangers have confirmed that Duclair will be sent back to Quebec.

10:14AM: The Rangers are loaning Anthony Duclair back to the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL. (John Shannon)

Duclair will not be able to play for the Rangers until Quebec finishes or is eliminated from the Memorial Cup in late May.

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11PM: many sources are telling are telling Renaud Lavoie that Duclair will be back with Quebec. (Twitter)

10:25AM[polldaddy poll=8561727]

In 11 November games, Duclair has 2 assists, 7 shots on goal and an average of 11:16 per game.

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http://youtu.be/bZSNHwGfDS8

11PMDuclair is expected to be back with Quebec. (Lavoie)

10:42PM: Duclair had four shots on goal and a plus three in the game. Buchnevich had an assist, 3 shots and a minus two rating.

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11PM: many sources are telling are telling Renaud Lavoie that Duclair will be back with Quebec.

9:09AM: Duclair's goal from last night is below

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Anthony Duclair had an assist, 3 shots, a plus one rating and an interference penalty in Canada's win over Denmark last night.

Duclair had two shots in the second, 1 in the third and the primary assist on Canada's second goal. (Below)

On Friday, Alain Vigneault said that he has watched a little of Duclair and Jeff Gorton said that he had been one of the top players for Canada.

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1/2/15 | 12:39PM: The Rangers say they have still not decided what they will do with Anthony Duclair after the World Junior tournament ends. (Gross)

12/20/14 | 8:29AM: Francois Parenteau believes that Duclair will be with Quebec for the Memorial Cup. (La Presse)

12/19/14 | 3:19PM: Quebec coach Phillippe Boucher said today that getting Anthony Duclair back would be the "best Christmas gift." (Jean-Philippe Martin)

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https://twitter.com/markhmasters/status/550490486369046529

Canada defeated USA 5-3 today in the final game before the medal round starts.

Anthony Duclair had four shots on goal and a tripping penalty.

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Anthony Duclair had a goal and an assist last night in Canada's win over Finland.

Duclair had five shots on goal (1 in the first, 2 in the second, 2 in the third) and a plus two rating.

For more on Duclair at the World Juniors, including highlights, click HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

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Anthony Duclair didn't have a shot on goal last night in Canada's 4-0 win over Germany.

He did register 12 PIM after being charged with a minor for checking from behind and then a 10 minute misconduct.

http://youtu.be/SWM9mCjRVRg&start=588

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12/27/14 | 7:49AM: Duclair's goal

http://youtu.be/raiSA4ubT2Y

Max Domi said that Duclair made his goal look easy but it wasn't. (Masters)

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Anthony Duclair had 1 goal and two assists for Canada last night in their last exhibition game before the World Junior Tournament starts on Friday.

http://youtu.be/d_q456sxowA&start=600

Domi said after the game that he didn't touch the puck and that the goal was Duclair's. (Masters)

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2:55PM: Duclair said it felt good to score since it had been some time since his last goal. (La Presse)

10:39AM: In Canada's win over Sweden last night in a World Juniors exhibition game, Anthony Duclair had a goal, an assist and a goalie interference penalty.

Corey Pronman said that he liked Duclair a lot in the first period and later on said he was the "best player" on the ice and creating every shift. (Pronman)

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Canada lost to Russia in OT last night in their first pre-tournament game of the World Junior Tournament.

Anthony Duclair was robbed at least twice during the game. (TSN)

  • Duclair was a player who was "standing out." (Stephen Burtch)
  • His line with Sam Reinhart and Max Domi received a standing ovation after "another" strong shift. (Masters) (Pronman)

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12/16/14 | 1:30PM: Duclair was skating with Reinhart and Domi again today. (Rusic)

12/14/14 | 2:39PM: Alain Vigneault said yesterday that he told Anthony Duclair not to read into his future based on the team allowing him to play for Canada at the World Juniors. (Newsday)

If the Rangers send Duclair back to Quebec he would be guaranteed to play for the Remparts in the Memorial Cup.

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8:04PM: Alain Vigneault said that sending Duclair to play for Canada is the best thing for his development. (NYR)

Vigneault said that Duclair told him he wanted to play for Canada if he had the chance. (NYR)

6:43PM: Duclair said that the things he has learned at the pro level are thing he can pass down to his teammates with Canada. (Globe and Mail)

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12/31/14 | 12:56PM: Duclair could be a consistent offensive threat for Canada in the tournament as well as one of the best "pure skaters" on the ice every night. (ESPN Insider)

12/12/14 | 3:29PM: Duclair said that he has learned to be humble and grounded when things are going well. (Masters)

3:24PM: Benoit Groulx, coach of Team Canada, said that Duclair proved what kind of player he was last year when he scored 50 goals. (Masters)

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7:39PM: Due to weather, Duclair is not actually at practice in Toronto today. (Masters)

6:58PM: Duclair is skating on the top line at Canada's practice today with Sam Reinhart and Max Domi. (Masters)

12/11/14 | 4:37PM: Groulx, the coach of Canada, said that Duclair has learned a lot in the NHL so far and he will help the Canadian team's skill level and puck possession. (Metro)

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8:43PM: Bob McKenzie said that Duclair will likely be the top RW on Team Canada though could slip to number two if Ottawa loans Curtis Lazar. (TSN)

12:46PM: The Rangers have announced that they are loaning Anthony Duclair to Canada for the World Junior Championships. (NYR)

The World Juniors start on 12/26. Bob McKenzie says that this is a "big get" on RW for Canada.

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12/6/14 | 2:34PM: Alain Vigneault said that at some point next week the Rangers will probably decide what they will do with Duclair in relation to the World Juniors. (Ranger Rants)

12/3/14 | 6:35PM: In 18 games this season, Anthony Duclair has 1 goal and 6 assists, 18 shots on goal and an average of 12:09 per game.

Duclair had 1 goal and 4 assists in 7 October games but only 2 assists in 11 November games.

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The Rangers selected Anthony Duclair 80th overall in 2013 after he had the "draft year from hell"? that featured injuries and questions about his attitude. (TSN)

McKenzie says that scouts thought Duclair was a selfish player who wouldn't go into the tough areas but could "light up" weak opponents.? (TSN)

Duclair said that in his draft year he had a bad year with a lot of distractions and then regrouped and told himself he had a lot more to give as a player. (Masters)

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12/1/14 | 5:33PM: Asked about this today, Alain Vigneault said ""we have discussed this briefly, Jeff and I on that possibility. We still need to talk as a group about this. Having been there twice, it's a great experience, pressure representing your country. That is something that moving forward we will discuss a little bit more in depth.

11/25/14 | 8:19PM: The Rangers are expected to go day by day with Duclair before they decide if they will let him go to the World Juniors. (TSN)

11/24/14 | 1:43PM: Anthony Duclair is one of four NHL players who Canada would like to have at the World Juniors in December/January.

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11:16PM: The Rangers have not yet told Duclair to find an apartment. (Canoe)

He said that he thinks the Rangers want him to be "on alert" and he knows that he has to keep working hard. (Canoe)

Alain Vigneault said that Duclair comes from a good family, works well with the coaches and there are no issues with him outside the rink. (Canoe)

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In his return to the Rangers lineup last night, Anthony Duclair played 12:44, an even rating, one shot attempt blocked, 1 hit and one blocked shot.

Duclair played 4:44 in the first, 3:25 in the second and 4:35 in the third, with all of his time coming at even strength.

He registered four mentions on the NHL's official play by play sheet for the game:

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After being a healthy scratch for three games, Anthony Duclair will return to the Rangers lineup tonight and start on a line with Kevin Hayes and Carl Hagelin.

Duclair said that he is not used to sitting but that sitting out is part of the process that he is going through as a young player. He said that when he is in the lineup he needs to make a difference. (NHL.com)

He said that he has been learning by watching, talking to some veterans and watching video.He said that he is soaking in the experience and learning from guys like Rick Nash and Marty St. Louis (Ranger Rants)

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11/15/14 | 11:17AM:

Duclair will be scratched again tonight. For the latest on Duclair, CLICK HERE.

11/10/14 | 12:23PM:

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11/12/14 | 3:30PM:?Vigneault said on Wednesday,?
  • On what he has seen from Duclair, "in my mind, there is a skill set there that I haven't seen a young player have in a long time. Sometimes for a guy like that, playing every night is not the right thing to do. When we sat him out for a couple of games the last time he came back and was real strong those first few games. It gives him time to practice and work with the coaches, some individual work with Arnie. It's a long season, might not play tomorrow but is day to day and still part of this team right now."
11/11/14 | 12:54PM: Alain Vigneault said of Duclair, "his situation is day by day, he is a very young player. I get it, he has to play but he isn't playing tonight and tomorrow is another day." (NYR)

11:34AM: Anthony Duclair will be a healthy scratch tonight when the Rangers play the Penguins. (Gross)

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Alain Vigneault has said all season long that Anthony Duclair will stay with the Rangers as long as he can play in their top nine.

He said that Duclair may not play every game but when he does it has to be in the top nine.

Duclair spent Wednesday game playing on the fourth line and is scheduled to skate tonight with Kevin Hayes and Tanner Glass on the fourth line.

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Anthony Duclair played a career low 9:39 last night and had 1 shot on goal and 1 shot that missed the net.

Duclair played 4:07 in the first, 3:03 in the second and 2:29 in the third. 8:43 of his ice time was at even strength and 56 seconds was on the PK.

He started the game with Tanner Glass and Chris Mueller on the fourth line and also saw time with Chris Kreider and Carl Hagelin, Kevin Hayes and Mats Zuccarello.? (Natural Stat Trick)

  • 5:04 with Chris Mueller
  • 4:22 with Tanner Glass
  • 2:52 with Chris Kreider
  • 2:18 with Mats Zuccarello
  • 1:31 with Kevin Hayes
  • 1:08 with Dom Moore
Alain Vigneault said on Wednesday that he moved Duclair around and he had some good looks. He added that Duclair has a "real good skill set" and is in the process of becoming a pro.

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Phillppe Boucher, head coach of the Quebec Remparts, says that the Rangers will manage the status of Anthony Duclair this season as "they see fit." (La Presse)

Boucher says that he has not gotten a call telling him that Duclair will not return to Quebec this season. (La Presse)

Alain Vigneault said recently that based on his experience coaching in the QMJHL as well as the NHL, he thinks that the best place for Duclair right now is in the NHL.

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Duclair said on MSG, with video, below:

  • On the third period, "there was, we have a lot of leadership in the locker room. We were down three but still had hope. It was a matter of being committed and having hope."
  • On his goal, "I was the first guy back so I went to the middle and had outside speed and a great pass from Hunny and I saw the opening low blocker and it squeezed through and probably the best moment of my hockey career."
  • Can you put it into words, "a lot of stuff is going through my mind. A big goal ties it up and as I went back to the bench I was yelling to the boys, let's go, keep going. It's a big goal for myself and for the team as well."
  • "Zucc and Brass had been great for us in the third and gave us energy and scored huge goals. They made some nice plays and lifted the bench and gave us momentum."
  • "On what he will do with the puck, "probably go home to mom and dad, I couldn't do it without them."
  • "My dad is probably pretty pumped and my mom is probably crying."
http://twitter.com/NYRangers/status/526914654006939648

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Anthony Duclair says that skating instructor Barb Underhill has been "critical" to his skating development. (NY Post) Asked about the skating of Chris Kreider and Carl Hagelin, Duclair said that every stride from Kreider is "so powerful" and Hagelin's "steps" are "much quicker" than most players. (NY Post)

He adds that he looks up to both of those players because they play the style that he wants to play.? (NY Post)

Ron Duguay said last night that he loves Duclair's energy, speed and when he is on the ice he is a threat. (MSG)

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In his return to the lineup last night, Anthony Duclair had an assist, 3 shots on goal, 1 shot that was blocked and 2 that missed the net. He also had two giveaways and two hits in 14:15.

He played 4:34 in the first,? 4:12 in the second and 5:29 in the third.

Duclair didn't look out of place last night against Montreal. (NY Post)

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6:35PM: Duclair spoke with Dave Maloney on MSG:

  • On tonight, "a lot of excitement, can't get better than this. I have a lot of family and firends watching and hope to put on a show."
  • On how special it is, "It's really special. I grew up a big Habs fan and playing at the Bell Centre is special. "
  • What has he learned, "My play without the puck needs to improve. I have watched a lot of video and asked a lot of questions."
  • What will make the night special, "As long as we get a big win I will be happy."
10/25/14| 9:30AM: Anthony Duclair will return to the Rangers lineup tonight in Montreal and play his first NHL game in his hometown.

Duclair said that the past two games have been tough for him but he has worked hard in practice and it will be fun for him to play in his hometown in front of his friends and family.? (NYR)

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