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Kris Newbury Recalled By Rangers

Kris Newbury  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kris Newbury (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Rangers have recalled forward Kris Newbury from Connecticut of the AHL after losing veteran center Jeff Halpern on waivers to the Montreal Canadiens.

The 31-year-old Newbury has one assist and 66 penalty minutes in 19 regular-season games over three seasons for New York. His lone appearance this season with the Rangers was Jan. 24 at Philadelphia.

Newbury has four goals, four assists and 130 penalty minutes in 67 career NHL games over seven seasons with the Rangers, Toronto, and Detroit.

In 62 games this season with Connecticut, Newbury has 18 goals and 38 assists. He is the team leader in assists and points and is tied for first in goals.  In Connecticut, Newbury and Chris Kreider enjoyed tremendous success. Perhaps, they will be paired together with the Rangers.

Halpern, a 36-year-old checking forward, had one assist and was minus-5 in 30 games for New York.  In addition, versatile forward-defenseman Stu Bickel was placed on waivers.

How long do you expect Newbury to remain in New York?  Can he jump-start Kreider?  Let us know…

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