NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – After the New York Rangers announced that their former backup goaltender Martin Biron was retiring earlier in the day, President and General Manager Glen Sather announced that the club has recalled forwards Chris Kreider and Brandon Mashinter, and goaltender Cam Talbot from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), while forward Darroll Powe and goaltender Jason Missiaen have been assigned to Hartford.
Kreider, 22, has tallied a point in four of six games with Hartford this season. He is tied for the Wolf Pack lead with two power play goals, ranks second on the team with 16 shots, is tied for third with two goals, and fourth with four points. Kreider began the season with a three-game point streak from October 5 against Norfolk to October 11 against Adirondack, registering two goals and one assist over the span.
Mashinter, 25, is currently on a three-game assist streak with Hartford, and has tallied an assist in five of six contests this season. He ranks second on the team and is tied for seventh in the AHL with five assists. He also ranks second on the Wolf Pack with a plus-three rating and third with five points.
Talbot, 26, swept a back-to-back set on Friday against Manchester and yesterday at Portland, stopping a combined 69 of 74 shots faced (.932 save percentage) in the two wins. He has won each of his last four AHL contests, and is 4-0-1 with a 2.49 goals against average and .924 save percentage in five games this season. Talbot is currently tied for the league lead with four wins and ranks third in the AHL with 158 saves, while he leads the Wolf Pack in goals against average and save percentage. Talbot dressed as Henrik Lundqvist’s backup in the Rangers’ 2-0 win on Wednesday at Washington.
Powe, 28, was acquired by the Rangers, along with Nick Palmieri, from Minnesota in exchange for Mike Rupp on February 4, 2013. He was originally signed by Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent on March 24, 2007.
Missiaen, 23, dressed as Henrik Lundqvist’s backup in the Rangers’ 4-0 loss yesterday at New Jersey, following his recall from Hartford on Thursday. He returns to Hartford where he has posted a win in his only appearance this season, stopping 23 of 26 shots in a 4-3 victory on October 6 against Albany.
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