Hartford Wolf Pack Transaction Update
New York, March 29, 2009 - New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Corey Potter has been recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL) and defenseman Mike Sauer has been assigned to Hartford.
Potter, 25, has registered one assist in three games with the Rangers this season. He made his NHL debut on December 7 vs. Calgary, and tallied his first career point (assist) on December 27 vs. New Jersey. The 6-3, 200-pounder has skated in 62 games with Hartford this season, recording nine goals and 20 assists for 29 points, along with 82 penalty minutes. He currently leads all Wolf Pack defensemen in goals (nine) and ranks second in assists (20) and points (29). He also ranks first among Hartford defensemen with four power play goals. Potter has posted a career-high, eight multiple-point contests this season, including a three-point effort (two goals and one assist) on February 13vs. Lake Erie.
The Lansing, Michigan native was originally the Rangers' third selection, 122nd overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Sauer, 21, has registered six goals and 16 assists for 22 points, along with 35 penalty minutes in 59 games with Hartford this season. He returns to Hartford ranked second among team defensemen in goals (six), tied for third in points (22) and fourth in assists (16). The 6-3, 220-pounder skated in three games with the Rangers, making his NHL debut on Tuesday vs. Minnesota.
The St. Cloud, Minnesota native was originally the Rangers' second round selection, 40th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
The Blueshirts return to action tomorrow, March 30, when they will face off against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden (7:00 PM), in the 200th regular season meeting between the Rangers' and Devils' franchises. Prior to the game, the team's morning skate is scheduled for 10:30 AM at the MSG Training Center. The Blueshirts have won five of their last six meetings vs. the Devils at MSG, and are 12-6-3 over the last 21 games overall against New Jersey. The Rangers have posted a 9-3-2 record in their last 14 games at MSG. New York is one win shy of posting its fourth consecutive 40-win season for the first time since they recorded four straight 40-win seasons from 1970-71 to 1973-74.
Madison Square Garden, L.P. is owned by Cablevision Systems Corporation and includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Hartford Wolf Pack (American Hockey League); MSG Entertainment, which includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre, the legendary Chicago Theatre, as well as an exclusive co-booking agreement with the venerable Wang Theatre in Boston; and which manages wholly-owned live entertainment properties including the Radio City Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular; MSG Media, which is comprised of television networks MSG and MSG Plus, and MSG Interactive which oversees all company wireless and online initiatives; Fuse, the only national music television network; and the Madison Square Garden arena complex, located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area.
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