Found October 16, 2011 on Bleeding All Blue:
According to the AHL transactions page the New York Rangers have recalled defenseman Brendan Bell from the Connecticut Whale.  There was no corresponding move of a defender being sent down so the Rangers are currently carrying 8 defenders on the roster.  This move is likely because of Sauer's injury status and the fact the team is going to Western Canada where it is harder to get a call-up to join the team.  Hopefully it is just precautionary and Sauer will be back in the lineup very shortly as he was clearly missed last night, especially on the penalty kill.

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