Both players are likely going to see a lot of ice time with the Whale as the Rangers will want them to get in game shape and at the same time showcase the two in an attempt to move both elsewhere. It’s become quite obvious that with the team playing as well as they are that with the team getting healthy again that neither player has a place in the team’s plans.
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Quantity over quality may prove a necessary motto for the New York Rangers over the coming weeks as injuries to Marc Staal, Michael Sauer, and Steve Eminger and with Jeff Woywitka a game-time decision, the Rangers could potentially lose four of their Top seven defenders.
In 2010 – 2011, it was the forwards who it seemed just could not seem to stay on the ice. In 2011-2012, it’s the blueline taking the biggest hit. What may be the most shockingly is that besides Woywitka, who appears to be day-to-day, the closest Rangers defenseman that could return to the lineup may in fact be Marc Staal. Unless you don’t follow the team too closely, which begs the question, “Why are you reading this?” But I digress, Staal has been battling post-concussion symptoms ever since a blow he sustained in Carolina on Feb. 22 of last season from his brother Eric. Staal, who hasn’t appeared in a game for the Rangers since Game Five of the last season’s playoffs, could, according to the New York beat writers, be cleared for contact in the next seven to ten days. Continue reading
After the New York Rangers lost 1-0 to the Dallas Stars Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, with a bad play by Jeff Woywitka as the primary reason, the team has decided that now is the time to recall Tim Erixon from the Connecticut Whale according to the team. (See the official release below).
On the surface, some will say, “He makes one mistake and he’s gone. That isn’t fair.”
The question is though, “Do you think Woywitka is a future mainstay with the team?”
Tim Erixon, as has been reported here several times, is playing exceptionally well. The Woywitka signing, as well as Anton Stralman and even the resigning of Steve Eminger were done primarily as a stopgap measure to give some of the franchise’s young defensemen the time they need to develop in Hartford.
It’s worked before. Continue reading
Well at least according to the latest TSN power rankings that is. The Rangers are just the better team…it’s that simple. The season series is now tied at a game a piece…
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has claimed defenseman Jeff Woywitka off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens. In addition, defenseman Stu Bickel has been assigned to Connecticut of the American Hockey League (AHL). Continue reading