Dec 9, 2013, 6:53 PM EST
The New York Rangers are hoping to turn things around as their nine-game homestand began with a stumble, so perhaps beefing up might help? The team brought bruising winger Arron Asham up from the AHL and sent J.T. Miller to the Hartford Wolf Pack in his place.
Asham, 35, collected two assists and 19 penalty minutes in 12 games in the AHL. He seems to rack up PIM a little faster in the NHL, as he had 14 in just three games with the Rangers this season (going without a point in that span).
While he won’t be confused with a high-level scorer, Asham is a fairly productive player relative to his peers. He has four career 10+ goal seasons.
Miller, 20, has two points and a -6 rating in 17 games with the Rangers. He’s spent some time in Hartford, too, scoring six points in six AHL games. Perhaps the first-rounder (15th overall in 2011) will receive a confidence boost from playing in the minors, then.
- Leafs scoring slump hits historical low 11
- Video: Rangers’ Lundqvist takes puck to the neck 3
- Zamboni driver arrested for DUI, allegedly cleaned ice surface while drunk 13
- Mike Richards trying to make the best of being sent to the AHL 9
- Price leads Habs past Caps with second straight shutout 8
- Report: Rob Blake would be Brendan Shanahan’s first choice to replace Dave Nonis 5
- Bettman would be ‘kicking and screaming’ before NHL jerseys have ads 27
- Comparing the records of all 30 teams in the last two months 61
- Lightning ride Paquette’s first hat trick to Atlantic lead 8
- Price wins goalie duel vs. Lundqvist as Habs edge Rangers 4