ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Brandon Mashinter #72 of the San Jose Sharks lines up for a faceoff during the preseason game against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center on September 21, 2009 in Anaheim, California. The Ducks defeated the Sharks 3-2. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
After seeing no NHL game action in the less than 24 hours he was recalled by the Rangers, Brandon Mashinter returned to the Whale Tuesday night with a thud. Mashinter was held scoreless including being stopped on a shootout attempt during the Whale's 4-3 shootout loss to Albany.
Mashinter was also a -2 and only register one shot on goal.
He now has 3g, 4a and is a -2 in nine games since joining the Whale.
...not making excuses for the guy, but I can't imagine that was an easy 24-hours between all the travel as well as the disappointment of being recalled and not even getting to stay for the game.
...i'm expecting a much better performance from Mashinter Friday night.
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