The Rangers have recalled forward Lias Andersson from the Hartford Wolf Pack. Andersson will be an immediate substitute for the injured Brett Howden, who is out for at least tomorrow. Andersson is off to a fantastic start in Hartford, with a line of 4-8-12 in 14 games.
Howden was injured in the win over Buffalo on Monday night, going hard into the boards. It does not appear to be serious, but the Rangers want to keep him out as a precautionary measure.
My guess is that this may be an audition for more time for Andersson, and if he performs well, the Rangers will be forced to keep him around. If I’m counting correctly, they wouldn’t need to make that decision until Fredrik Claesson or Boo Nieves are ready to return.