Found February 23, 2013 on NY Rangers Blog:
Late last night, TheNYRBlog's Adam Herman reported that the Rangers have recalled Christian Thomas from the CT Whale. To make room for Thomas, Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record notes that the Rangers have placed Rick Nash on IR retroactively. He would be eligible to come off the IR tomorrow. ...this transaction is not a confirmation of anything related to Nash's injury. Just paperwork Rangers had to get done to officially put Thomas on the roster. Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at  

Brooks: Rangers Should Consider Buying Out Richards

Today in his weekly Slap Shots column, Larry Brooks of the New York Post examines Brad Richards' slow start to the season and weighs the pros and cons of using a amnesty buyout on the Blueshirts alternate captain. Obviously, there's every chance it's just a slump and not necessarily the decline of Richards' skills. Brooks acknowledges this by calling his article...

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Game 17: Rangers at Canadiens

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Should the Rangers consider a veteran like Alfredsson?

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Brooks ponders an amnesty buyout scenario involving Brad Richards

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