Rangers recall Neal Pionk

February 8, 2018, by

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The Rangers have recalled defenseman Neal Pionk from the Hartford Wolf Pack. Pionk, signed as an undrafted free agent, has a line of 1-16-17 in 48 games with the Pack this year.

Many, including myself, were hoping to see the 22 year old recalled long before today, but better late than never. Assuming Alain Vigneault plays him, he should be a nice change of pace from what we’ve seen. He will have some hiccups, but it’s good to see what they have in him over some other known quantities.

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  1. SalMerc says:

    The wolf pack is coming. The wolf pack is coming.
    Can see Dmith sitting.

  2. Leatherneck says:

    About time

  3. Leatherneck says:

    Graves needs to be up to

  4. pas44 says:

    Henrik should only play at home, no back to back games either.

    He needs to think about his future now, this season isn’t happening.

  5. Andy says:

    Maybe a deal for Holden is closer than we think. Although as bad as Smith was last night..maybe that’s why he’s getting a shot..

  6. Bloomer says:

    Sure let’s see what Boink brings to the table. I would of rather seen Spoul get a shot with the big club.

    • Ranger17 says:

      Every one has been calling for Pionk to get the call all year , now he gets it and already you want some one else . Why not Gilmour he has been the best D in Hartford this year . Ranger fans are the most frustrating fans in the world .

      • tanto says:

        Have you seen Gilmour play deefense? lol

        It should have been Graves, the second best Graves in the organization. 😉

        • Reenavipul says:

          Gilmour has actually been good this year defensively, just throw out last season.

          I don’t think he rates as more than a fill in if your PP1 goes down and DeAngelo is also hurt, but he deserves a look as an NHL Dman before deciding to give the RFA an offer. Same goes for Graves.

      • Bloomer says:

        Yes and everyone said at the beginning of the season with Girardi and Kevin Kline gone we were going to have this awesome puck moving Blueline. Look how well that panned out.

    • Ray says:

      Sproul isn’t a Ranger. They can’t call him up without signing him first.

  7. jimg says:

    bring up the other line men if av will play them