Time To Send Weise Back To CT

The Rangers have a bit of a dilemma on their hands. Right now, they have two guys who are AHL call ups fulfilling the role of “stereotypical injury replacement” while the Rangers wait to get Ryan Callahan, Erik Christensen, and maybe Vinny Prospal back from injury. Dale Weise, called up after the Erik Christensen injury, and Kris Newbury, called up…

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Signs of Life from Grachev

While the Rangers lost 2-1 to Tampa Bay on Saturday, a key prospect was showing signs of life in Connecticut. Young Russian forward Evgeny Grachev scored 1 and added 2 assists for a career high 3 point (pro) game as the Connecticut Whale scored a 6-2 victory over Providence on New Year’s Day. The game was a huge one personally…

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With Christensen Out, Huge Opportunities for Multiple Players

Despite it being one player with marginal impact going down, the injury to Erik Christensen will give significant chance for players in vastly different situations for the next 4-6 weeks. The first and most obvious beneficiary is Dale Weise. Weise has proven over the last season and a half in the AHL that he has NHL talent both physically and…

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Christensen Hurt; Weise Called Up

As per Andrew Gross, Erik Christensen sprained his right knee during the second period of last night’s game. Christensen was pushed through the crease on a powerplay and did not return to the game. It is unlikely that he will make the trip to Florida this weekend when the Rangers take on Tampa Bay and Florida over the weekend in…

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Sunday Link Dump; Weise Returned to Connecticut

Dale Weise was returned to Connecticut after the Flyers game. The Rangers don’t play until Thursday against the Lightning, so it makes sense that Weise gets some regular playing time in the AHL, and be called up again if necessary. Weise had a very strong game, and is very deserving of a call up. Here is your link dump for…

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Rangers Call Up Dale Weise

As per Andrew Gross, the Rangers have called up Whale winger Dale Weise from Connecticut. Weise has been having a strong season in the AHL since returning from injury, with a line of 6-5-11 in 12 games, to go with 22 PIMs and a +1 rating. Gross says that Weise will play on the fourth line with Sean Avery and…

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AHL Review

The Hartford Wolf Pack (or Whale, you choose) has had a mixed set of results over the past few games but the positive news is that key Rangers prospects have started to turn in good performances after quiet starts. The Weekend Set Last Friday saw the Wolf Pack lose 3-2 to The Devils affiliate in Albany. The Pack however did…

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Roster Questions in Gabby’s Absence

With Gaborik out for a minimum of 2 weeks, Drury done for at least 5 and Erik Christensen still hurting the Rangers will very likely need to recall a player from Hartford. The apparent depth the organization has is about to be tested early on in the season. Lets look at a few of the candidates. Forget Tim Kennedy. If he is…

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Weise vs. Prust vs. Byers

The Rangers, as they approach the 2010 offseason, will have a few difficult choices to make. One of those choices includes the curious case of Dale Weise, Brandon Prust, and Dane Byers. Each player brings a similar game to the table, but only one has seen significant NHL time to prove he belongs. With third/fourth line players Brian Boyle, Aaron…

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Rangers Recall Weise, Re-Assign Locke

The Rangers have called up RW Dale Weise. This is Weise’s first ever call up to the NHL. In 73 games this season with the Wolfpack, Weise has put together a line of 28-21-49 with 114 PIMs. According to Mitch Beck of Howlings.net, Weise is one of the players on the Hartford roster that is NHL ready. To make room…

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