Originally written on Bleeding All Blue  |  Last updated 10/25/11
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According to the AHL transactions page the New York Rangers have assigned Brendan Bell to the Connecticut Whale (AHL).  The move to demote Bell back to the AHL should mean that Michael Sauer is ready to return to the lineup on Thursday.  Adding Sauer back into the lineup should take a little of the burden off of Girardi and McDonagh to eat so much ice time because it will give Tortorella another defender he can lean on.  The addition would only help to aid an already strong penalty kill.


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