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It looks like the Rangers have at least temporarily solved their surplus forward problem, as they have dealt Erik Christensen and a 7th round pick in 2012 to the Wild for Casey Wellman.
Christensen had been a spare part for the Rangers for a long time, and hadn’t played in a NHL game since December 17. The enigmatic and inconsistent center had once shown some chemsitry with Marian Gaborik, but that was short lived. His inconsistent effort quickly made him an afterthought in the Rangers organization.
Wellman is a 24 year old center who has played 41 games at the NHL level over the past three seasons, totaling four goals and nine assists for 13 points. Wellman was an undrafted free agent signed by the Wild after his senior season at UMass-Amherst, where he was a point-per-game player. Per Hockey Wilderness, it doesn’t appear that Wellman got a legitimate shot at the top six in Minnesota, and spent most of his time playing with Brad Staubitz on the third and fourth line.
Christensen was in his last year of a two year contract that paid him $925,000 per season. Wellman is in the final year of a two-way contract that pays him $850,500 at the NHL level. Wellman will be a RFA at the end of his contract.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild are expected to be an active team before the Feb. 27 trade deadline, and they made their first move Friday.Minnesota acquired forward Erik Christensen and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2013 draft from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Casey Wellman. Christensen, 28, has a goal and four assists in 20 games for New York this...
The New York Rangers have traded center Erik Christensen and a conditional 2013 7th round draft pick to the Minnesota Wild for center Casey Wellman. Christensen had one goal and four assists in 20 games for the Rangers this season, but he has not seen an NHL game since Dec. 17. During a two week conditioning assignment last month Christensen had two goals and one assist for the...
The New York Rangers have traded forward Erik Christensen to the Minnesota Wild for forward Casey Wellman and a 2013 seventh round draft pick. Wellman will be immediately assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the AHL, but the more important issue here is getting rid of Christensen's one-way contract.
Christensen, in my opinion, has not had a roster spot on this team for two...
The Minnesota Wild have traded forward Casey Wellman to the New York Rangers for center Erik Christensen and a conditional seventh-round draft choice.
The 24-year-old Wellman has two goals and five assists in 14 games with the Wild this season. He has spent most of his time this year with the AHL affiliate in Houston, where he had 13 goals and 11 assists in 25 games.
Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that the Rangers have traded Erik Christensen and a conditional 7th round pick in 2013 to the Minnesota Wild for Casey Wellman who will be assigned to the CT Whale.Wellman had 2g, 5a in 14 games for Wild....no surprise here. This is a win for all involved. Well maybe not for the Wild. lolRemember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or...
The New York Rangers acquired right wing/center Casey Wellman from the Minnesota Wild on Friday for center/left wing Erik Christensen and a conditional seventh-round pick.
Wellman collected two goals and five assists in 14 games this season for Minnesota. The 24-year-old Californian, who has 14 goals and 12 assists this seasonh with Houston of the American Hockey League, will head...
When the Rangers traded Erik Christensen yesterday, they dumped a spare forward for some much needed AHL help in Casey Wellman. The Rangers had 14 forwards on the roster, including Wojtek Wolski, who had just been shipped to Connecticut on a two week conditioning stint due to lack of playing time. When Wolski returns, he returns as the 13th forward, not the 14th forward.
This is exactly what could be said of former New York Rangers’ forward Erik Christensen.
There is no doubt that Christensen had a lot of offensive potential. He is a great passer, solid in the shootout and has good vision.
With that said, Christensen never used the above-mentioned talents on a consistent basis. When he was not hurt, Christensen often found himself in head coach...
The Rangers made their first move of the trading season yesterday, shipping centerman Erik Christensen to Minnesota, along with a conditional 2013 seventh-round pick for Casey Wellman.
Considering the only news Christensen has made all season, was his beating out of Sean Avery for the 13th forward spot out of camp, the deal may seem insignificant for the Blueshirts.
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Casey Wellman dealt for Erik Christensen
The Minnesota Wild have traded forward Casey Wellman to the New York Rangers for center Erik Christensen and a conditional seventh-round draft choice. The 24-year-old Wellman has two goals and five assists in 14 games with the Wild this season. He has spent most of his time this year with the AHL affiliate in Houston, where he had 13 goals and 11 assists in 25 games.
The New York Rangers made a minor deal Friday morning, sending center Erik Christensen to the Minnesota Wild for 24-year-old center Casey Wellman. The Wild will also receive a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2013 in the trade.
Erik Christensen clearly had used up all of his chances to make an impact with the Rangers, so they continued to ease their emerging roster glut by moving the little-used center on Friday.