Michael Sauer
Michael Sauer
Michael Sauer
Michael Sauer
31-Year-Old D
Free Agent
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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6'3"   WT: 220 lbs.   DOB: 8/7/1987   Drafted: 2nd Rd, #40 Overall in 2005Show Contract
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Michael Sauer Contract Info:
Signed a new contract with the Rangers in July of 2011.
DFree Agent
Concussion
January 17, 2013
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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
2012–13
2011–12
2010–11
2009–10
2008–09
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  1. Michael Sauer 2012–13 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  2. Michael Sauer 2011–12 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  3. Michael Sauer 2010–11 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  4. Michael Sauer 2009–10 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  5. Michael Sauer 2008–09 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  6. Michael Sauer 2007–08 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Michael Sauer 2006–07 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  8. Michael Sauer 2005–06 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  9. Michael Sauer 2004–05 Preseason Outlook
    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.
Michael Sauer News Updates
DNew York Rangers  Free Agent
Concussion
September 9, 2012
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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DNew York Rangers  Free Agent
Concussion
January 30, 2012
Sauer (concussion) did not skate Monday, Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record reports.
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DNew York Rangers  Free Agent
Concussion
January 23, 2012
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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DNew York Rangers  Free Agent
Concussion
January 23, 2012
Sauer (concussion) missed practice Monday, the Rangers' official site reports.
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