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Michael Sauer

27-Year-Old Defenseman – Free Agent

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

There was no outlook written for Michael Sauer in 2014-15. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 220   DOB: 8/7/1987   BORN: St. Cloud, Minnesota   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #40 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Michael Sauer Contract Information:

Signed a new contract with the Rangers in July of 2011.

January 17, 2013  –  Michael Sauer News

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Sauer remains out indefinitely with concussion symptoms and is not even in camp this week, according to the New York Daily News.

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Michael Sauer NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2008-09 21 3 0 0 0 -1 0 2 0.0 0 0 9:21 0 0 0 0:20 2 3
2010-11 23 NHL NYR 76 3 12 15 20 75 54 5.6 2 0 17:31 1 0 1 0:09 78 96
2011-12 24 NHL NYR 19 1 2 3 9 21 14 7.1 0 0 18:44 0 0 0 0:18 21 31

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Michael Sauer – Playing Time Overview

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Michael Sauer: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rangers coach John Tortorella said Sunday that Sauer (concussion) "has not responded that well," and that he doesn't believe Sauer will be ready to begin the season, the team's official Twitter page reports.

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Sauer (concussion) did not skate Monday, Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record reports.

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Sauer (concussion) has been shut down for the time being for both skating and off-ice workouts, the Bergen Record reports.

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Sauer (concussion) missed practice Monday, the Rangers' official site reports.

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Sauer, currently on injured reserve with a concussion, did not skate or practice Friday for the second straight day and did not make the road trip with the team to Boston, according to the New York Daily News.

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Sauer (concussion) skated Tuesday in a non-contact jersey, ESPN's Katie Strang reports.

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Sauer (concussion) did not participate in Monday's morning skate and a timetable for his return remains unknown, Katie Strang of ESPN reports.

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Sauer (concussion) is listed on IR, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

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Sauer (concussion) will not travel with the team Buffalo, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

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Sauer (concussion) will not play Thursday against Tampa Bay because of a confirmed concussion, the Rangers' official Twitter feed reports.

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Sauer returned to the lineup Thursday, skating 21:42 after missing almost three weeks with a shoulder injury. He blocked three shots, but recorded no hits, shots or points.

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Sauer (shoulder) was on the ice for Thursday's morning skate, ESPN.com's Katie Strang reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

There was no outlook written for Michael Sauer.

2012-13

The 25-year-old Sauer played 19 games for the Rangers last season and tallied three points; he's primarily a defensive player. He'll likely split time between the Rangers and the AHL Connecticut Whale this year, so value is limited.

2011-12

Between injuries and a number of high-profile defensive prospects coming into system, Sauer appeared to be falling off the depth chart ahead of the 2010-11 season. However, he stood out in a training camp that had heated competition for defensemen spots, made the team, and went on to post a plus-20 rating in 76 games. More importantly for a stay-at-home defensemen, who generally gets talked about only when they've made a mistake, rarely had his name called all year. Expect his ice time and responsibilities to increase this season.

2010-11

Sauer is a smooth skater with superb hockey smarts, but various injuries have plagued his development and kept him away from the NHL. However, the younger brother of Coyotes defenseman Kurt Sauer is still one of the Rangers' top blue line prospects. With that in mind, don't expect Sauer to arrive in the NHL just yet.

2009-10

Sauer got a look from the Rangers last year, but didn't do much to endear himself to the coaching staff with a number of mistakes that coaches hate. He'll likely bounce back and forth between New York and Harford with the balance of his time being spent in the AHL.

2008-09

His brother Kurt is also an NHL player, so the bloodlines are there. If Sauer can remain healthy, he can be a top four defenseman, but is still at least a year or two away.

2007-08

In 2006-07, Sauer appeared in 65 games with the Portland Winter Hawks and the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League (WHL), registering five goals and 18 assists for 23 points, along with 75 penalty minutes.

2006-07

Sauer was the Rangers' second choice, 40th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. In 59 games with the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League (WHL) last season, Sauer registered eight goals and 23 assists for 31 points, along with 68 penalty minutes.

2005-06

Sauer is an athletic and poised defenseman, who does an excellent job in his own end while also showing some offensive talent. He'll start the season with his junior team, Portland of the WHL, where he will continue his development.

2004-05

Sauer has hockey in his blood -- he's the baby brother of Kurt Sauer. He's extremely athletic and poised, and doesn't try to overdo things. He has good offensive upside but a serious hip injury resulted in two surgeries, and he'll need to re-assert himself on the top pairing this fall. Mr. Reliable should make it to the NHL in a few years.