Evgeny Grachev is on his way back to Hartford. The AHL Transaction Log has him being returned to Hartfrod today. In his six games with the Rangers, Grachev did not register a point, and averaged about six minutes of playing time per game. It is widely speculated that the Rangers knew Grachev was not ready at the time of recalling him, but were desperate for bodies. Grachev didn’t play poorly, but it is clear he is still a season or two away from playing in the NHL.
Thanks to Michael Gleich for breaking this.