Originally posted on The Rangers Tribune  |  Last updated 1/11/12

The New York Rangers have assigned forward Erik Christensen to the Connecticut Whale of the AHL for a conditioning stint, according to ESPN. Christensen's last game played was on December 17 in Phoenix, as he's been a healthy scratch in every game since then. The 28-year-old Edmonton native has recorded a goal and four assists in 20 games for the Rangers this season. 

For the past few days, it's been rumored that the coaching staff has discussed what's best for Christensen, and also Wojtek Wolski, with the current lineup playing so well and not needing any sort of change. With that it was expected that both players would be assigned to the AHL at some point, so that's where we are at today. However, there's still no word on the status of Wojtek Wolski at this time. 

Personally, I've never been a fan of Christensen because when he is not scoring, which is most of the time, he serves no other purpose in the lineup for New York. He's not physical, he's not gritty and he doesn't exactly fill a leadership role either. 

In my eyes, he's finally where he belonged since day one of the season; Connecticut.

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