Rangers recall Pavel Buchnevich

March 2, 2017, by

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The Rangers have recalled forward Pavel Buchnevich from the Hartford Wolf Pack. Buchnevich was sent to Hartford on Tuesday, and really set off alarms for a lot of folks. But as expected, it was a simple paperwork and playing time move in the short term.

Simply put, the Rangers needed to get to 23 skaters on Tuesday with the Brendan Smith trade. Sending Buchnevich down got them to 23 skaters and allowed Buchnevich to play in Hartford’s game last night.

It’s expected that Buchnevich will be in the lineup tonight.

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  1. Larry says:

    Buchnevich is too weak and soft, he needs more seasoning in the AHL. I understand that he has lots of skills but he is soft and weak that he never wins a board battle and very weak on forechecking. He never finishes a check. The way opposite teams to play him right now is just to be physical with him and knock him off the puck, easy.

    In recent games, Buchnevich also becomes very hesitant about decision making. He is one the reasons that the PP now is ice old.

    • Swazi says:

      If you think he has issues like that then he should be playing here. He’s too good for the AHL. You only improve if your skills are challenged and there isn’t enough talent to challenge him in down there.

    • Mikeyyy says:

      Sheltered minutes to build confidence. He’s no cherepanov but he does have mad skills.

    • paulronty says:

      There is absolutely no question that Boosh needs to get stronger, but he is highly skilled. He needs to workout this summer with Kreider.

  2. DAVID k says:

    If Grabner plays Buch should play with him speed and playmaker good combo

    • paulronty says:

      Buch should go back with Z & Kreider where he is comfortable. That line could really move the puck earlier in the year. Put Zucchie with Hayes & Miller. Grabner back with Lindberg on 4th.

      • Ranger17 says:

        Amen to that thinking Like Grabner back to 4th line with Lindberg and Fast when he get back. Z CK Buch were good to start the year
        Miller Hayes Vesey
        Nash $tepan Zucc
        Or switch Vesey and Zucc

  3. lv says:

    Glad he is back. He will get better and better. Future star!!