Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 11/23/11
In a feature on Tim Erixon over at CTWhale.com, the young defenseman says this about about wanting to play with the Rangers again...

"It's not a secret that I want to get back to the Rangers, of course, but as long as I'm here, I'm going to try and help the team to win and try to develop," Erixon said. "I just have to keep learning and get more comfortable playing big minutes, and I'm really enjoying it."

Here's Whale assistant coach J.J. Daigneault on Erixon...

"From the get-go, I knew he was a good power-play specialist, but I kind of took my time with him as far as killing penalties. But the past few games, he has been getting part of the penalty kill, and he has responded really well. He's not extremely physical, but he gets things done with smarts. He closes the gap, angles players, has a good stick and is quick to recover loose pucks."

Daigneault also likened Erixon's situation to Ryan McDonagh's last season.

...with the Rangers recently signing Stralman, I can't imagine we'll be seeing Erixon in the NHL at any point this season. Especially with how well the defense has been playing.

...might not be the worst thing for his development, but you have to wonder if he'll get a little antsy the way he did in Calgary if he's not playing in the NHL by the end of the season.

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