Yes, I’m still on vacation, but I figured I’d pass along that the Rangers have called up both Jed Ortmeyer and defenseman Bryce Lampman from Hartford, while sending Brad Isbister down the other way.
Ortmeyer will remain a non-roster injured player pending further examination. As for the 24-year-old Lampman, no word yet on whether he’s going to play tonight against the Islanders, but I would assume this means Marek Malik still isn’t ready to play. But I’m curious why Lampman was called up and not Ivan Baranka or Daniel Girardi.
Meanwhile, the estimable Josh Thomson should be checking in with you all soon, and will be on the scene tonight at the Mausoleum as well. As for me, I’ve got two more todays of not having to shave up here in the Green Mountain State, before I’m back full-time on Thursday.
Hope you all had a great holiday. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think I might be going through blog withdrawal….