The New York Rangers have announced that they will recall defenseman Tim Erixon from the CT Whale, and fly him out to Sweden for the regular season opener in Stockholm on Friday. Erixon was part of the third round of Ranger cuts that occurred over the weekend. Although Erixon was cut, he had a good camp and preseason. He does have some holes he needs to work on, but that is to be expected from any rookie defenseman.
With Erixon being recalled, it is likely that Brendan Bell and Stu Bickel, who were waived yesterday, will not be on the opening day roster. It appears that they will be sent to the Whale once (if) they clear waivers this afternoon. For the time being, Erixon will be the injury replacement for Marc Staal, who is out indefinitely with post concussion symptoms.