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Apr
20

Tax squad call ups: Rangers recall seven

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The Rangers have officially recalled their taxi squad for the playoffs. The callups are defensemen Mat Bodie, Ryan Graves, and Chris Summers, and forwards Chris Brown, Nicklas Jensen, Jayson Megna, and Dan Paille.

 

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Apr
17

Rangers to recall Raphael Diaz

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The Rangers will be recalling defenseman Raphael Diaz from the Hartford Wolf Pack in a relatively expected move. Diaz is to be recalled to replace┬áthe injured Dan Girardi and the supposedly ineffective Dylan McIlrath. McIlrath barely played in yesterday’s Game Two win, so this move was someone easy to predict. Whether or not you believe McIlrath should play, Diaz’s skill set is better served against the Penguins.

Diaz is expected to practice in full with the Rangers tomorrow and play in Game Three.

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Apr
14

Rangers recall Magnus Hellberg

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The Rangers have recalled goalie Magnus Hellberg from the Hartford Wolf Pack. This is not a good sign for Henrik Lundqvist, who was clipped in the eye –through his mask, mind you– by Marc Staal in the first period of last night’s playoff opener.

Hellberg, if he dresses, will be the backup for Antti Raanta. Suffice it to say, if they are recalling him this early, it doesn’t look good for Hank.

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Apr
13

Rangers recall Marek Hrivik

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The Rangers have recalled forward Marek Hrivik from the Hartford Wolf Pack. The move is surprising, since Hrivik was just returned to Hartford this weekend after the regular season wrapped up. Also, Hartford played a game this morning at 11am, which makes this even more peculiar.

Aside from the surprise, Hrivik has shown he can handle a bottom line role in the NHL, in limited samples. If he plays, it will be a big test for the kid.

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Apr
08

Rangers recall Marek Hrivik

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As noted earlier, the Rangers have called up Marek Hrivik to replace one of Mats Zuccarello and Viktor Stalberg in tomorrow’s game in Detroit. Hrivik was recalled once by the Rangers this season, playing in four games and registering an assist. Hrivik didn’t look overmatched in that stint, and will get another chance to show he belongs.

This may be an extended tryout for Hrivik, who may be in a battle for a roster spot next year for the cap-strapped Rangers. But for now, it’s a one game call up before being part of the taxi squad.

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Apr
05

Rangers recall Brady Skjei

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The Rangers have recalled defenseman Brady Skjei to replace the injured Ryan McDonagh for tonight’s game against Tampa Bay. McDonagh was injured blocking a shot last night, and even if the injury isn’t long term, it was expected that he would sit tonight. This is Skjei’s third stint with the Rangers, playing well in his second call up.

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The Rangers have returned defenseman Brady Skjei and goalie Magnus Hellberg to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL. Both were emergency call ups for injuries to various Rangers. With the Rangers off until Saturday afternoon, it is likely that their current stints are over.

Hellberg did not play in his stint, serving as the backup to Antti Raanta. Skjei played in last night’s game in Buffalo, and did not register a point.

This move also saves cap space, but Alain Vigneault said Henrik Lundqvist is likely to play Saturday. Skjei may be back if Marc Staal or Dylan McIlrath are still out, but that’s unlikely.

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Mar
07

Rangers recall Brady Skjei

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The Rangers have recalled defenseman Brady Skjei from the Hartford Wolf Pack. Skjei will travel with the team to Buffalo tonight, and will replace Marc Staal/Dylan McIlrath in the lineup, who are both out with injuries. This is Skjei’s third stint and fourth game with the team. He has not registered a point yet.

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Goalie Magnus Hellberg is back up with the Rangers today after being returned yesterday. Hellberg was called up for Friday’s game on an emergency basis, as Henrik Lundqvist was dealing with neck spasms after a collision with Ryan McDonagh. Hellberg was returned for cap reasons on Saturday, and is back tonight.

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Mar
04

Rangers call up Magnus Hellberg

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The Rangers have recalled goalie Magnus Hellberg from the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack. This likely means Antti Raanta will start tonight, and Henrik Lundqvist will not play after colliding with Ryan McDonagh last night.

Hellberg will be the backup, and has a 22-16-2 record in Hartford, with a 2.36 GAA and a .919 SV%.

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