The New York Rangers have scheduled a news conference for 11 a.m. today, at which they are expected to name Ted Sator head coach. Sator, 34, was an assistant coach with Philadelphia the last two seasons. His previous head coaching job was with a Swedish league team for seven years . . .
Swedish center Per-Erik Eklund, one of the most exciting players in Europe the past two seasons, has signed with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Eklund, 22, was drafted by the Flyers in the eighth round of the 1983 entry draft but continued to play for the AIK team in the Swedish Elite League. He finished second in scoring in the Swedish league last season with 16 goals and 33 assists in 35 games. He had nine goals and 18 assists in '83-84 . . .
Soviet national team captain Vyacheslav Fetisov was injured and his 18-year-old brother, Anatoly Fetisov, was killed in a car accident, a Soviet newspaper reported. The government daily Izvestia said Vyacheslav Fetisov, who plays for the Central Army Sports Club as well as the national team, was hospitalized but was expected to begin training with the rest of his team in July.
Anatoly Fetisov, a defenseman, was a candidate for the team that will play in Canada in December for the junior world title.