The Rangers have recalled defenseman Libor Hajek from the AHL. Hajek, the key piece in the Ryan McDonagh/JT Miller trade last deadline, has been struggling mightily in Hartford this year. In 58 games, he has no goals and just 5 assists while playing pretty bad hockey. There’s no other way to put that, although part of his issues may be age related, and it’s also his first pro season.
The fact that the Rangers recalled Hajek over John Gilmour, who is absolutely killing it in Hartford, is disturbing. Gilmour’s Rangers’ tenure will likely end after this season.