Whale sign Barclay Goodrow to ATO

The Connecticut Whale have signed undrafted free agent forward Barclay Goodrow to an ATO. Goodrow, who just finished his fourth season with the Brampton Battalion of the OHL, led the team with 38 goals in 62 games this season. The 6’2, 214 lb, 20-year old forward scored at least 20 goals in each of his last three seasons. He also scored five…

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Rangers assign J.T. Miller and Chris Kreider to the CT Whale

According to the AHL website, the Rangers have sent J.T. Miller and Chris Kreider to the CT Whale.  Coach John Tortorella expressed concern that the magnitude of the virtual playoff games the Blueshirts are playing right now might be too much for the two, so these transactions aren’t a surprise. The moves clear over $2 million in cap space and…

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Rangers assign Jesper Fast to the CT Whale

After practicing with the Rangers yesterday, 21-year-old prospect Jesper Fast has been assigned to the CT Whale.  The 2010 sixth-round pick is eligible to play in both the AHL and NHL, but Fast is required to return to Sweden for the World Championships on April 15th, so it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense for him to join the…

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Whale remain in Hartford

Per Paul Doyle of the Hartford Courant, it looks like the Connecticut Whale will remain in Hartford for the time being. A multi-year deal has been reached with MSG and Global Spectrum to keep the Whale playing in Hartford, where they have spent the last 16 seasons. Also, the Whale will remain the Whale. There had been rumors they were…

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Rangers recall Christian Thomas

In a surprising move, the Rangers recalled F Christian Thomas from the CT Whale on Friday night.  With Arron Asham, Darroll Powe and Rick Nash all on the shelf, the Rangers had to play Stu Bickel at forward against Ottawa.  The team may be looking to avoid that situation again by giving Thomas a shot at the show. Thomas has…

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Whale call up Scott Stajcer

The Connecticut Whale have announced that they have recalled goalie Scott Stajcer from the Greenville Road Warriors, the Rangers ECHL affiliate. Stajcer was assigned to Greenville in late October, and went 8-4-3 with a 2.72 GAA and a  .918 SV%. Stajcer was the Rangers fifth round pick in 2009.

Rangers sign G Cam Talbot to a two-year extension

Renaud Lavoie is reporting that the Rangers have signed goalie Cam Talbot to a two-year contract extension tonight.  Talbot is 18-19-1 with a 2.56 GAA and a .918 SV% with the CT Whale this season, where he has played since 2009.  The signing indicates the Rangers have seen a (very) small glimmer of hope that Talbot could be the heir…

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Eminger loaned to AHL on conditioning stint

Per Andrew Gross, citing the AHL transaction website, the Rangers have loaned defenseman Steve Eminger to the Connecticut Whale on a two-week conditioning stint. Eminger has played just four games this year for the Rangers, which includes just one game in February. In each of those games, Eminger was used for less than ten minutes per game in each of those contests. The…

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Whale add two to roster

Earlier this week, the Whale added two players to their roster to help fill some depth holes in the lineup. First, they recalled defenseman Jyri Niemi from the ECHL’s Greenville Road Warriors. Second, they signed forward Michael Pelech to a PTO. Niemi was initially sent to Greenville on December 28. In 14 games, Niemi had a line of 1-5-6, 34…

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Whale Sign Forward Andrew Carroll to PTO

In a minor move, the Whale have signed forward Andrew Carroll to a PTO. The 27-year-old forward spent all of last season with the Hershey Bears of the AHL, putting together a line of 1-5-6 with 138 PIMs in 68 games. This year, the 6’0, 205 lb forward has played in the ECHL with Idaho, putting together a line of 12-19-31 with…

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