The Rangers have recalled forward Benn Ferriero from the CT Whale for tonight’s game against Toronto. Ferriero, who was acquired this week from Pittsburgh in exchange for Chad Kolarik, has 92 games of NHL experience –all with San Jose– putting together a line of 14-8-22 with 25 PIMs. Since it is expected that Chris Kreider is going to return to the lineup tonight, this move may be to replace Arron Asham, who is still being bothered by his groin injury.
Per Pat Leonard, Chris Kreider has a bone bruise/chip in his ankle. This would be why Ferriero was called up. Kreider is the only Ranger not on the ice, which means Stu Bickel is back to defense.