GABORIK OUT, NEWBURY IN

Rangers Chase Centered 4CWith Marian Gaborik getting concussed today, General Manager Glenn Sather has decided upon recalling Kris Newbury to replace him for the time being.

With Newbury up with the Rangers, obviously he will not play in Monday afternoon’s tilt with the Portland Pirates.

Here’s the release:

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Kris Newbury has been recalled from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL).  Newbury, 28, has recorded nine goals and 33 assists for 42 points, along with 105 penalty minutes in 51 games with Connecticut this season.  He leads the team and is tied for eighth in the AHL in assists, ranks second on the Whale in points and fourth in penalty minutes.  Newbury returns to the Rangers, where he has registered one assist and 35 penalty minutes in eight games this season.  He made his Blueshirts debut at Montreal on January 15, and recorded his first point as a Ranger with the primary assist on the game-tying goal in a 3-2 shootout win at Atlanta on January 22.  The Brampton, Ontario native was originally San Jose’s fifth round pick, 139th overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.  He was acquired by the Rangers from Detroit in exchange for forward Jordan Owens on March 3, 2010.

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