Mashinter returned to Whale

February 5, 2013, by

In a bit of a surprising move, the Rangers have returned forward Brandon Mashinter to the Whale, per Dan Rosen. It’s surprising because Mashinter was just recalled yesterday. Guess that means the “Stu Bickel as a forward” experiment is still ongoing for tonight’s game at least. Unless of course Chris Kreider is good to go.


  1. Jordan says:

    Odds are Kreider is coming back. Bickel skated as a D today, and it’s clear that management knew Mashinter was going down by then since Powe was at skate.

  2. Jared says:

    I think the rangers are gonna keep bickel in the lineup tonight solely to have a fighter if hes needed against the Devils….hopefully he lines up at center for the opening face off and dropping the gloves right off the bat.

  3. SalMerc says:

    We need goals and a tight defense tonight. I do not believe Bickel provides either. If he takes a penalty, he won’t see the ice again anyway.