The New York Rangers have announced that forward Ryan Carpenter is rejoining the team to replace Julien Gauthier who was placed on injured reserve.
Gauthier left the game after a collision with Sammy Blais, and it was the second consecutive game in which he left early due to injury.
Sammy Blais and Julien Gauthier with a huge collision pic.twitter.com/KmnH2Gl1Dl— B/R Open Ice (@BR_OpenIce) January 13, 2023
Carpenter started the season with the Rangers and appeared in 21 games tallying a goal and 2 assists for 3 points. He was assigned to Hartford, and in 15 games since he has 9 goals and 4 assists for 13 points.
Gauthier has found his footing in the bottom six for the Rangers, and he will certainly be missed in the interim. Thus far he’s tallied a career high 6 goals and 9 points in 32 games, and hopefully his injury isn’t something that keeps him sidelined too long.