Steve Zipay at Newsday says we should expect to see recent call-up Brandon Segal filling the suspended Arron Asham's spot on the fourth line with Jeff Halpern and Mike Rupp for the season opener in Boston on Saturday night.
It had been reported that Stu Bickel would be bumped up to forward to replace Asham.
...i would much rather see a line-up with Segal on the fourth line and Bickel as the sixth defenseman than Bickel out of position at forward and either Eminger or Gilroy on the blueline. Hope Zipay is correct.
Meanwhile, the Rangers made a minor trade yesterday...
The #NYR have acquired F Brandon Mashinter from SJ Sharks in exchange for F Tommy Grant & a conditional 2014 draft pick— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) January 17, 2013
...the Stanley Cup is ours!!!!!!!
With Asham suspended for the 1 game, I thought Michael Haley would have been the guy they called up for his feistiness/fighting abilities.
@Van_Ness_WVU Cut by Columbus? Why would Rangers want him back?