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Rangers will not re-sign Marek Hrivik

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The Rangers will not re-sign winger Marek Hrivik, per Larry Brooks. Hrivik has been with the Rangers organization for the past five seasons, appearing in 21 games with the big club (three assists). A bottom-six forward, it was clear that Hrivik was not going to get a legitimate shot with the Rangers.

Hrivik looked good during his stints this year with the Rangers, but it’s painfully obvious that he was getting buried on the depth chart. Kids like Adam Tambellini, Steven Fogarty, and Boo Nieves have supplanted him in Hartford, with undrafted UFAs filling out the roster as well. Hopefully he catches on somewhere.

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Rangers waive Marek Hrivik

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The Rangers have waived forward Marek Hrivik. If he clears, he will be sent back to the Hartford Wolf Pack in the AHL, where he will likely be the first injury call up again. Hrivik played solid if unspectacular hockey in his 16 game stint with the Rangers this year. He registered a pair of assists, the second and third of his career, while playing primarily in a fourth line role.

Hrivik’s success helped stabilize what could have been a disastrous fourth line as the Rangers dealt with a flurry of injuries in December. Hrivik’s weakness is that he isn’t offensively gifted enough for the NHL, which eventually led to the Rangers choosing Matt Puempel over him. Alain Vigneault wants skill up and down the lineup, and it’s tough to really fault that logic.

If Hrivik clears, he will likely be back at some point this season if the Rangers are unable to remain healthy. At the very worst, he will be a part of the taxi squad for the playoff run.

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If you were to pick a member of the Hartford Wolf Pack that would be an unsung hero for the Rangers this year, my guess is Marek Hrivik wouldn’t have been your first choice. Maybe it would have been Nicklas Jensen, or perhaps Boo Nieves. Hrivik may have been in the discussion, sure, but very few would have picked him first.

But that’s exactly what Hrivik has been thus far. He doesn’t have a good offensive stat line, which just two assists in 16 games.┬áHrivik has been a mainstay on the fourth line for the past 16 games, providing much needed stability. He’s one of the key reasons that the Rangers have been so successful while dealing with a number of major injuries.

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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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The Rangers have re-signed RFA Marek Hrivik to a one-year deal. Hrivik was the last RFA the Rangers needed to sign, and barring any trades, will be the last move the Rangers make this offseason. Hrivik has spent the overwhelming majority –just 5 NHL games– of his four year career in the AHL with the Hartford Wolf Pack, putting up an impressive 12-29-41 in 68 games last season.

Hrivik might compete for a fourth line role in camp, but with some of the signings made, it appears he is still on the outside looking in. Hrivik would be a good fit on the fourth line as a good skater who is competent defensively. It’s unlikely the offense would translate to the NHL level, though.

The 6’1, 197 lb winger makes a better option than some of the other options that are going to be in camp this year. It will be interesting to see how long of a look he gets.

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Rangers recall Marek Hrivik

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As noted earlier, the Rangers have called up Marek Hrivik to replace one of Mats Zuccarello and Viktor Stalberg in tomorrow’s game in Detroit. Hrivik was recalled once by the Rangers this season, playing in four games and registering an assist. Hrivik didn’t look overmatched in that stint, and will get another chance to show he belongs.

This may be an extended tryout for Hrivik, who may be in a battle for a roster spot next year for the cap-strapped Rangers. But for now, it’s a one game call up before being part of the taxi squad.

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Rangers return Marek Hrivik to Hartford

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In an expected move, the Rangers have returned winger Marek Hrivik to Hartford. Hrivik played four games with the Rangers, registering an assist while playing fourth line and penalty kill minutes. Hrivik only played to a 39% CF (-4.8% rel), but the team as a while didn’t really control possession while he was with the club in that small sample. This move was expected with the Eric Staal trade.

The move opens up slightly more cap space for a minor move to address the fourth line/penalty kill. Nothing is rumored, but they have the space available.

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Both Ryan McDonagh and Marc Staal are set to return to the lineup tonight, with Marek Hrivik potentially out with the flu. If Hrivik can’t go, then the Rangers will go with 11F and 7D in St. Louis tonight. McDonagh returns after the Leo Komarov cheap shot. Staal missed one game after tweaking something.

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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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Just a quick waivers update with all the cuts: Luke Adam, Brian Gibbons, Ryan Bourque, and Chris Summers were placed on waivers. This was expected, as they were cut after last night’s game.

The lone Ranger on waivers prior was Marek Hrivik, who cleared waivers today.

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