In what is the third and likely final roster move today, the New York Rangers sent defenseman Tim Erixon back to the CT Whale of the AHL. Erixon was supposed to start the season in the AHL, but was called up after the injuries to Marc Staal and Mike Sauer. Erixon started strong, and has shown that he is a very capable defenseman, but he needs to play 20 minutes a game to hone his craft at the North American level. In nine games, Erixon did not register a point, and finished with six PIMs and a -2 rating.
There were no defensive call ups to replace Erixon, which means Jeff Woywitka will be in the lineup on Monday night.