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Yesterday, I posted that with the Whale season ending without a playoff birth, the Rangers will, similar to last season, be recalling some prospects as taxi squad players for the final week and into the playoffs.
Brett Cyrgalis at the New Yor Post says the likely players recalled include J.T. Miller, Brandon Segal, Brandon Mashinter, Benn Ferriero, Dylan McIlrath and Mike Vernace.
The CT Whale players will practice as their own group, not with Rangers.
...i really am a big fan of the Rangers doing this. Great experience for the prospects to be a around a playoff push and hopefully the postseason.
...assuming it'll be a bit of a downer for Miller to not experience it on the ice, but knowing him he'll soak it all in and be a better player for it in the long run.
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