As per Andrew Gross, the Rangers have recalled forward Kris Newbury from the CT Whale. Newbury has been called up to replace Alex Frolov, who injured his leg in the third of the Rangers win against St. Louis last night. Newbury is one of the the Whale’s leading scorers this season, with 35 points (5-30-35) in 41 games this season. As of now, there are no new details on the Frolov injury. We will keep you posted here.
Update 7:05pm: Alex Frolov has torn his ACL, and is done for the year. He will undergo season-ending surgery to repair his knee. Looks like Newbury will be up for a while.
The details from Kris Newbury’s contract signing are in, as per CapGeek. Newbury, who recently re-signed with the Rangers, has a two year, two-way contract that pays him NHL salaries of $500,000 this year and $525,000 next year, for a total cap hit of $512,500. The raise for the 2011-2012 season is due to the rise in minimum salary as per the current CBA. Newbury’s AHL salary is $250,000. Expect to see a lot of contracts with Newbury’s cap hit signed in the coming month, as the rise in the minimum salary from $500,000 to $525,000 will have this affect.
The Rangers have signed unrestricted free agent forward Kris Newbury to a contract extension. Newbury, acquired by the Rangers in exchange for Jordan Owens at the 2010 Trade Deadline, had 18 points in 18 games (4-14-18) with the Hartford Wolfpack. Newbury’s previous deal was a one-year, two-way contract that paid him $250,000 in the AHL and $500,000 in the NHL. Newbury will provide some good forward depth in Hartford.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
With what can essentially be called two trade deadlines this year due to the Olympics, the Rangers did not make any major trades to improve the NHL club at this year’s deadline. The only significant move the Rangers will have made was the Olli Jokinen deal.
As for the minor trades the Rangers did make, they were Jordan Owens for Kris Newbury, and Miika Wiikman/7th rounder in 2011 for Anders Eriksson. Owens was signed to an NHL contract over the summer, but with the Pack in need of centers, the trade was made. Eriksson, 35, is a depth defenseman, and is probably going to be used to fill the depleted defensive corps at Hartford.
That’s it. Talking about anti-climactic.
The Depth Chart has been updated to reflect these moves.