The Rangers have returned Boo Nieves and Ryan Lindgren to Hartford. This was an expected move. The Rangers have nine days off, and Hartford plays a ton during that stretch. This is a move to keep them moving and get them playing time. Nieves will certainly be back after the break. Lindgren may stay, depending on the health of the blue line.
This confirms that Brett Howden will not be sent down. David Quinn said he thinks Howden is gassed and just needs a break.