The Rangers have send forward Pavel Buchnevich to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL. Buchnevich has been a healthy scratch for a good chunk of the recent games, and has been struggling since returning from injury in January. After his hot start to the season, Buch has significantly cooled off. But he does have a line of 6-9-15 in 26 games.
The move was likely because the Rangers needed to recall defenseman Steven Kampfer today. Brendan Smith will not make it in time for tonight’s game, and Dan Girardi is confirmed out. Kampfer has a line of 4-12-16 with Hartford this year.