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The Rangers have recalled forward Marek Hrivik for tonight’s game against Detroit. Hrivik, 24, has been with the Rangers organization since signing as an undrafted free agent prior to the 2012-2013 season. The winger has impressed in some camps, but never made the cut on a team that preferred to sign a veteran over giving a kid who might fail a chance. This is a refreshing move for the Rangers.

Daniel Paile, who was waived yesterday, cleared waivers and was sent to Hartford.

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The Daniel Paille experiment is over in New York. The Rangers waived the winger today, and will send him to Hartford once he clears. Paille was signed a month ago to help “address the penalty kill issues.” It was a signing that ignored the core issues with the unit and tried to throw a band-aid on them. The signing was met with general dislike, not because of the player, but because of those ignored process issues.

With Rick Nash still on the mend, the Rangers will need a call up from Hartford for Sunday night’s game.

In some good news, Ryan McDonagh passed concussion protocal, but will be out tomorrow. He does not have a concussion, but does have jaw/neck issues. Concussion free is the best possible news for the Rangers and McDonagh.

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Feb
11

Rangers pass on Christian Ehrhoff

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Despite rumors that the Rangers would put in a claim for waived Kings defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, he cleared waivers this afternoon. Ehrhoff is on a one-year deal worth $1.5 million, and has a line of 2-9-11 in 40 games this season. As a cheap and effective defenseman for an injury riddled club, Ehrhoff seemed like a logical fit.

There are a few reasons why the Rangers may have passed on him, though. The first is that Jeff Gorton thinks the current top-six, without Ryan McDonagh, will be able to hold on long enough until McDonagh is healthy. The second is that McDonagh may be on a path to a faster recovery from his concussion. The third is that maybe they have something else lined up.

After all the talk yesterday that the Rangers would claim him, and the fact that many –including myself– thought he wouldn’t even make it to the Rangers on the waiver wire, this is very surprising.

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Feb
05

Rangers return Jayson Megna to Hartford

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The Rangers have returned forward Jayson Megna to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL. Megna was called up on Wednesday night to play in last night’s win over Minnesota. Megna played in place of Tanner Glass. He was held off the score sheet.

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Feb
03

Rangers recall Jayson Megna

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The Rangers have recalled forward Jayson Megna from the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack. This is Megna’s second stint with the Rangers this season, playing five games in his recent call up. He notched a goal and an assist in his first game, but was held scoreless thereafter. Megna’s recall likely means two things, 1) Rick Nash likely isn’t back for a few more games, and 2) the Daniel Paille/Tanner Glass duo is likely at its end.

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Jan
22

Rangers return Jayson Megna to the AHL

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The Rangers have returned forward Jayson Megna to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL, per Andrew Gross. Megna played five games in his call up, registering a goal and an assist in his first contest, but scoreless after. Megna received a lot of playing time in the top-six and on the powerplay, which was perplexing to more than a few folks.

The signing of Daniel Paille made the Megna move inevitable.

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Jan
21

Rangers sign Daniel Paille

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Photo: Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Per Ryan Kennedy, the Rangers appear to have signed Daniel Paille to an unknown contract. Paille has been in the AHL this season after spending six years with the Bruins. The 31-year-old left wing is a fourth line/depth player, and his role with the team is currently unknown. He could be Jayson Megna’s replacement as the 13F, or he could be an AHL depth signing.

Update: Sean Hartnett reports that Paille is officially a Ranger. His deal is one year at $575,000. It looks like he will be with the club, and not with the Wolf Pack. Steve Zipay is reporting that he will be an AHL depth player. The contract is two-way, paying Paille $110,000 in the AHL.

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Jensen (Photo: HockeysFuture)

Jensen (Photo: HockeysFuture)

In case you missed it, the Rangers and Canucks swapped Emerson Etem for Nicklas Jensen yesterday. While most saw an Etem trade coming at some point, the fact that it came together yesterday was a bit of a surprise. The Rangers announced there was a transaction with Etem after he was not at practice and while many speculated a trade, Etem was sent on a conditioning assignment. The trade didn’t break until later in the afternoon. And here we are, with Jensen and a 2017 sixth round pick.

1. The trade marked the end of the unspectacular Rangers career of Etem, who played in just 19 games after being acquired for Carl Hagelin. Jensen, who was also a late first round pick a year later, has yet to make an impact at the NHL level. Jensen needed a change of scenery, and Etem needed playing time that he wasn’t getting in New York. This was a classic trade of assets that needed to move on from their current clubs. Nothing less, nothing more. For the Canucks, they get a potential middle-six forward with great tools that hasn’t put it all together.

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THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The Rangers have acquired forward Nicklas Jensen and a sixth round pick in 2017 in exchange for forward Emerson Etem. Etem was recently sent on a conditioning assignment to the AHL, as he had fallen out of favor with the Rangers.

Jensen, a 2011 first round pick, has not made an impact with the Canucks. The winger has played just 24 games with the Canucks. He has a line of 4-8-12 in 27 games with the Utica Comets this season.

The Rangers will shed Etem’s $850,500 cap hit. Jensen will report to The Hartford Wolf Pack.

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Jan
04

Rangers recall Jayson Megna

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The Rangers have recalled forward Jayson Megna from the Hartford Wolf Pack. It is unknown if he will play tomorrow, since the lines seemed set in Chris Kreider’s absence. Megna was one of the last Rangers cut during the preseason, and has a line of 7-11-18 in 37 games with the Wolf Pack. If he plays, it could be in place of Emerson Etem, who had a rough outing on Saturday night.

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