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Jan
02

Rangers recall Nicklas Jensen

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The Rangers have recalled forward Nicklas Jensen from the Hartford Wolf Pack. This will be Jensen’s second stint with the Rangers. He played four games in early December, playing solid if not unspectacular hockey. He was held off the score sheet in a primarily fourth line role.

It’s assumed that someone on the club has the flu or is banged up, although it is not known who. The call up also means that Rick Nash, despite practicing in full today, is not ready for tomorrow’s matchup against the struggling Buffalo Sabres.

Despite missing time with his call up, Jensen is still the Pack’s leading scorer with 14 goals and 10 assists in 29 games.

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Dec
27

Rangers recall Brandon Halverson

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The Rangers have recalled goalie Brandon Halverson from the Hartford Wolf Pack for tonight’s game against the Ottawa Senators. Antti Raanta will get the start, and Halverson will serve as the backup, as Henrik Lundqvist is out with the flu.

Halverson has had a bit of a shaky year, spending time in the ECHL as well as the AHL. In his six AHL starts, he’s sporting a 3.88 GAA and a .861 SV% although the overall quality of the Wolf Pack team likely plays a role in those poor numbers. In his four ECHL starts, he has a 1.70 GAA and a .943 SV%.

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Dec
07

Rangers recall Nicklas Jensen

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With the news that they potentially will be without Rick Nash and Matt Puempel for a little while, the rangers have recalled forward Nicklas Jensen from the Hartford Wolf Pack. Jensen has a line of 8-7-15 in 21 games with the Pack.

The Jensen call up likely means one or both of Nash/Puempel are not expected to play tomorrow. Jensen looks to be in, and if both can’t go, then Josh Jooris will be in as well.

The injuries keep on mounting.

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Dec
05

Rangers recall Marek Hrivik

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The Rangers have recalled forward Marek Hrivik. Hrivik has a line of 8-9-17 with the Wolf Pack this season, and is their leading scorer.

This move likely comes as an injury replacement for J.T. Miller, who had a maintenance day after taking a shot from Mats Zuccarello off the knee the other day.

Hrivik has certainly earned the call up with his play. However this is likely a short term thing until Miller is healthy.

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Both Josh Jooris (shoulder) and Chris Kreider (back) returned to practice today. Jooris has been out for about four weeks with a shoulder injury, while Kreider missed the last two games with what we assume to be continued neck spasms. Kreider has been medically cleared to play.

Since both are back, and Kreider is expected to be in the lineup tomorrow, Boo Nieves was returned to the Hartford Wolf Pack after his brief call up.

Kevin Hayes and Derek Stepan did not practice, but are expected to play tomorrow.

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Nov
14

Rangers recall Boo Nieves from Hartford

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The Rangers have recalled forward Boo Nieves from the Hartford Wolf Pack. It is expected that the 2012 second round pick will play tomorrow night in Vancouver in place of the injured Chris Kreider and Pavel Buchnevich. Oscar Lindberg will also play.

After an impressive preseason, Nieves was sent to Hartford where he has a line of 1-5-6 in 13 games. That doesn’t sound like much, but it’s third on the team in scoring. The Wolf Pack are kind of bad right now, so it was a choice by the club to take either the highest scorer (Marek Hrivik), or the kid who might have a future with the Rangers. They chose the latter.

I’d expect Nieves to play in a top-nine role in Vancouver.

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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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