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Dec
15

Rangers call up Brady Skjei

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The Rangers have called up defenseman Brady Skjei for tonight’s game against the Edmonton Oilers, per Sean Hartnett. The 2012 first round pick¬†is leading all Hartford Wolf Pack defensemen in scoring, and is by far the best defenseman on the roster. Skjei will take Dan Girardi’s place in the lineup.

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Dec
02

Rangers recall Tanner Glass

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The Rangers have recalled forward Tanner Glass from the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack. Glass was waived in October, as he did not have a spot on the roster when everyone was healthy. With Derek Stepan on the shelf, the Rangers needed a spare forward. Although Jayson Megna was called up over the weekend just in case a forward couldn’t play, clearly Alain Vigneault prefers to have someone like Glass around just in case.

It is unclear how long Glass will be with the team, but it’s logical to assume he will be here through the Western Canada road trip. Glass put up a line of 2-3-5 in 17 games with the Pack.

Per Pat Leonard, Glass will play for Emerson Etem, who is sick.

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Dec
01

Rangers return Jayson Megna to Hartford

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The Rangers have returned forward Jayson Megna to Hartford. Megna was called up yesterday as a potential last minute replacement for a “game time decision” with one of the forwards. Obviously the forward in question played, so Megna was not used.

Worth noting: Megna is the first forward in line for a call up.

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Nov
30

Rangers recall Jayson Megna

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The Rangers have recalled forward Jayson Megna from the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack to replace Derek Stepan on the roster. Megna will likely be the team’s 13th forward, rotating in with Emerson Etem and/or Viktor Stalberg.

To make room for Megna, Derek Stepan was placed on LTIR, meaning he will be out at least three weeks. The timeline for Stepan’s injury is a 4-6 week duration.

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The Hartford Wolf Pack have recalled goalie Mackenzie Skapski from the Greenville Swamp Rabbits and loaned goalie Jeff Malcolm to Greenville. Skapski was sent to Greenville on last week on a conditioning stint, rehabbing from surgery. Skapski is back with Hartford, where he will presumably split duties with Magnus Hellberg.

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May
02

Rangers recall Ryan Bourque

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The New York Rangers have recalled forward Ryan Bourque from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL. The Pack are fresh off their overtime victory against the Providence Bruins last night, a win which propelled them to the second round. Since the Pack has a few days off, and the Rangers are without Mats Zuccarello, they needed another forward with some potential offensive punch in the lineup.

It is unlikely Bourque sits in the press box for this game. My guess is that he plays on the third line, with Jesper Fast moving back to the fourth line with Glass and Moore.

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Apr
13

Rangers return Ryan Bourque to AHL

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This is a bit late, but the Rangers returned forward Ryan Bourque to the AHL yesterday. Bourque was an “injury” call up for the final two meaningless games of the season, allowing the Rangers to rest Rick Nash those last two games of the year. Bourque returns to the Hartford Wolf Pack in time for the Calder Cup Playoffs.

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With a need to rest some guys on the NHL roster, the New York Rangers have recalled forward Ryan Bourque and defenseman Chris Summers for tonight’s game against the Ottawa Senators. ¬†Summers was recalled once by the Rangers last month when Matt Hunwick was a last minute scratch against the Washington Capitals on March 29.

Bourque, who will likely play in the bottom six, was seen as someone who could have potentially cracked the roster in camp, but was beaten out by Anthony Duclair and Kevin Hayes (and then eventually J.T. Miller). Bourque has a line of 12-18-30 this year in Hartford. I expect that this is also an audition for Bourque to see where he stands with the organization.

Both guys will play tonight and possibly this weekend.

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Mar
30

Rangers return Chris Summers to Hartford

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The New York Rangers have returned defenseman Chris Summers to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL. Summers was an emergency fill-in for Matt Hunwick, who missed the game yesterday against Washington with an undisclosed injury. Returning Summers to the AHL means that Hunwick is ready to go for the game tomorrow in Winnipeg.

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Mar
29

Rangers recall Chris Summers

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The Rangers have recalled defenseman Chris Summers from the AHL to fill in for the injured Matt Hunwick this afternoon. Summers was an extra body acquired in the Keith Yandle deal. He has an assist in ten games with the Hartford Wolf Pack. He will likely be a temporary fill in until Hunwick returns.

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