Dec 12, 2013, 11:53 AM EDT
The New York Rangers will be sporting a new look tonight when they host Columbus at MSG.
McIlrath, 21, was the club’s first-round pick (1oth overall) at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and has appeared in 23 games for the Wolf Pack this season, scoring three goals and seven points.
The towering defenseman (6-foot-5, 215 pounds) spent all of last year in the AHL but felt he had “a legitimate shot” of making the NHL this season. A tough, physical player that isn’t afraid to fight, McIlrath was dropped from the Rangers just prior to the end of training camp.
He was recalled yesterday.
Brassard, meanwhile, is considered day-to-day after taking a spill vs. Nashville on Tuesday. The 26-year-old has five goals and nine assists in 32 games this year.
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