Here’s the official word from the Rangers:
New York, December 16, 2009 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti has been recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Sanguinetti, 21, has skated in three games with the Rangers this season. He made his NHL debut on November 27 at Tampa Bay. Sanguinetti has registered six goals and 17 assists for 23 points, along with 10 penalty minutes in 27 AHL games with Hartford this season. The second-year player is currently tied for the AHL lead among defensemen in scoring and ranks second overall on Hartford with 23 points. He has registered six multi-point efforts on the season, including an AHL career-high four-point performance on October 31 against Providence (two goals and two assists). Last season, Sanguinetti led Wolf Pack defensemen in points (42) and assists (36), and set a Hartford single-season rookie record for assists by a blueliner. He also led all Wolf Pack skaters with five points (one goal and four assists) in six AHL playoff contests.
The Trenton, New Jersey native was originally the Rangers first round selection, 21st overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
The Blueshirts return to action tonight when they will face off against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in the first game of a home-and-home set. This is the second of six meetings with the Islanders this season, and the first at MSG. The Rangers posted a 5-1-0 record against the Islanders last season, holding their opponent to two or fewer goals in five of their six meetings. The game will be televised live on MSG Network and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.
EVENING UPDATE, 5:27 P.M.:
Just got the the Garden a little while ago. No word on why Sanguinetti is up, other than it’s precautionary. Perhaps Redden — who seemed to aggravate his shoulder injury the other night — is questionable. Although I saw Redden outside signing autographs and again in the elevator going to the lockerroom. So at worst he’s questionable.