The New York Rangers ave announced that the team has recalled Benn Ferriero from the Connecticut Whale. The big two-way forward recorded an assist in his Whale debut last night against Manchester.
This move does throw the Rangers' lineup into a little confusion. Will he replace Kris Newbury's position? Is he going to go into the lineup for Chris Kreider? Is Kreider playing and Ferriero here as backup? I'm sure more information will come out as the day goes on.
My guess? Stu Bickel sits and Ferriero takes his place while Kreider fills in for Newbury. But that's just a guess.
Thoughts on this guys?
Press release below:
NEW YORK, January 26, 2013 - New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled forward Benn Ferriero from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Ferriero, 25, tallied an assist while making his Whale debut in last night's 4-1 win against Manchester. The Rangers acquired Ferriero from Pittsburgh on Thursday, in exchange for forward Chad Kolarik. Prior to the trade, Ferriero registered four goals and 14 assists for 18 points, along with 14 penalty minutes in 34 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL). He ranked third on Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in assists, was tied for fifth on the team in points and ranked second in shots on goal (97) at the time of the trade.
Originally selected by the Phoenix Coyotes as a seventh round choice (196th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Ferriero signed as a free agent with the San Jose Sharks on August 23, 2009. He has registered 14 goals and eight assists for 22 points in 92 career NHL contests over three seasons with San Jose. He established a career-high with seven goals in 35 games last season. He made his NHL debut with San Jose on October 1, 2009, at Colorado, and registered his first career point with a goal two days later at Anaheim. Ferriero has also notched one goal in eight career playoff contests with the Sharks.
The Rangers will begin a three-game homestand tonight when they face-off against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in an Original Six matchup.