Del Zotto, Grachev Up; Weise DownJanuary 23, 2011, by
The Rangers made a few roster moves after last night’s win against Atlanta. With the injuries to Dan Girardi and Brandon Prust, the Rangers recalled Michael Del Zotto and Evgeny Grachev. To make room on the roster, the Rangers returned Dale Weise to the AHL. Weise was a healthy scratch in last night’s game, and had looked a little out of place in his second stint with the Rangers this season.
Grachev and MDZ had been lighting up the AHL, and both look prime for a call up to get a second chance with the club. Even if the call up is temporary, both have earned it. Both players look to have put their slow starts behind them, and appear to have found their game. Of course, this call up is dependent on the severity of the Girardi and Prust injuries. All signs point to both being back after the All Star Game, so this may be a quick two game cameo appearance for both players.