Pavel Buchnevich is not on a conditioning stint. Not officially, but he is in spirit. After all, he hasn’t played since Nov. 12.
So the Rangers sent him to the Hartford Wolf Pack to get his legs back under him after a lengthy back injury. Turns out it didn’t take too long, as he sniped one in in his first game in nearly two months (about 1:09 in):
What. A. Shot.
Buchnevich has four goals in the NHL in 10 games this season; now, he’s got one in one AHL game. We’ll see how long this conditioning stint lasts for – and how many goals Buchnevich ends up scoring along the way.