The Rangers made a pair of moves today. The first was trading forward Cole Schneider to Nashville for forward Connor Brickley. Brickley, 26, has a line of 7-4-11 in 39 games with Milwaukee this season. Schneider spent a year and a half with Hartford, putting up a line of 29-46-75 in 112 games. This is an AHL depth move, and really nothing more.
The Blueshirts have also recalled defenseman Ryan Lindgren from Hartford. Lindgren, acquired in the Rick Nash deal, has played 35 games with the Pack this year, his first pro season, and has a line of 0-5-5. He’s more known for his defensive prowess and shutdown/physical ability than his scoring.
The 20-year-old likely helps shore up an injured blue line. I don’t think this is a move foreshadowing a larger move to come.