Originally posted on Bleeding All Blue  |  Last updated 10/16/11

TORONTO - JANUARY 27: Brendan Bell #36 of the Toronto Maple Leafs checks Alexander Perezhogin #42 of the Montreal Canadiens during their NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on January 27, 2007 in Toronto, Ontario. The Maple Leafs defeated the Canadiens 4-1. (Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
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.


PLAYERS: Brendan Bell
TEAMS: New York Rangers
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