Rangers recall D Stu Bickel; not Tim Erixon for injured Eminger


From the NYR:

Stu Bickel Recalled from Connecticut

New York, December 18, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Stu Bickel has been recalled from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis.

Bickel, 25, has recorded two points (one goal and one assist) and a plus-two rating in the last four games.  In 27 games with Connecticut this season, he has registered one goal and three assists, along with 80 penalty minutes and a plus-four rating.  His plus-four rating is tied for third on the team.  Bickel recorded his first shorthanded point of the season with an assist on Friday vs. Bridgeport.

The Chanhassen, Minnesota native was acquired by the Rangers from Anaheim in exchange for Nigel Williams on November 23, 2010.  He was originally signed by the Ducks as an undrafted free agent on July 2, 2008.

The Rangers’ practice schedule for tomorrow, December 19, is 11:30 a.m. at the MSG Training Center.

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  1. Wicky©"suspend the hittee..LW compliant version" on

    Hope you use my suggestion tuesday!!

    Joe in DE
    we should probably include EC in that deal from the last thread to make sure the flames take it!!

  2. Unless anybody has any objections, I’m deleting Andy Yogs and his lunar thoughts from the twitter widget, and also Rodent and Prospect and maybe even Howlings, because of their incessant in-game tweets that clog up the widget.


  3. Wicky©"suspend the hittee..LW compliant version" on

    I’m good on all of them except prospect (sorry orr), but it’s the only site I get air time on!!

  4. Wicky©"suspend the hittee..LW compliant version" on

    if avery gets prucha’d again on tuesday, you should rename the blog Avery Report for the day!!

  5. Wicky©"suspend the hittee..LW compliant version" on

    feel free to delete whomever you want obviously!!

  6. Good idea, Carp. Sometimes you see 15 tweets from them in a row and the important stuff gets lost. Not sure we need play by play on our AHL affiliate…

  7. i’m not sure what the difference is, but the Rangers recalled Bickel on emergency basis.

  8. BJs defensive corps reminds me our defensive corpses ( pun intended) of 1999-2000. They all stand around on one side of the goal _observing_ the play behind the net. Arnott had enough time for cappuccino AND for the shot on goal.

  9. Guys, we can’t acquire Iginla now. We have to wait at least 6 more years before he’s prime pickings for Sather.

  10. Ugh! You’re right! Stupid Frenchophile Canadiens! So hard to tell apart. I meant Talbot. The one that Avery made fun of after a fight and the one without facial scars or a speech impediment.

  11. Caro – bounce Howlings. The play-by-play twittering is really effecting my ability to ruin my marriage by spending 24/7 (pun) on this site

  12. the way it sounds Bickel
    is a physical dman
    and with
    3 very physical games
    coming up
    we could use someone like that
    rather than throwing Erixon into the fire
    at this moment

    also, maybe it was one of the tweets that said it’s a matter of cap space as well.
    we can go into the
    why not just drop EC to CT
    but as the old saying goes
    Don’t stir the carcillo
    you’ll only make it stink more

  13. eddie eddie eddie on

    Boom Boom – beautiful post. The tacit response to your words is deafening. Any discussion on this blog involving Avery has indeed taken its cue from the venom spewed by the right vs left in our country’s political debate. I was saying the same thing today…..

    This place is not so much fun if you take a stand against what the sheep think. I have better things to do with my time than getting into pissing contests with people who see things differently than me………But, i be thinking it is time to take a break………olga, RIR, boom boom – I have enjoyed my time here and liked chatting with y’all………….happy holidays…..

    carp – i love your writing….

  14. Bull dog- emergency recall is allowed if the NHL team’s roster falls below the minimum of 2 goaltenders, 6 Dmen and 12 forwards because of injuries. In that case, the recalled player isn’t subjected to waivers. In Bickel’s case, when he is sent back to AHL, because of emergency recall, he won’t have to go through waivers.

  15. geez, i thought Avery hated all the other
    and they all hated him.
    (check who’s listed on the tweet)


    so confused now.

  16. @Hendo_93: @TheStache15 so that’s what a washed up NHL never was looks like eh? You look *%^% homeless. #gorangers

    Ouch! He retweets all the bad things people say aboot him.

    @DFN_ DFN: @TheStache15 Hey I think I saw you outside my office picking up butts from the ground and going through the trash for cans.

  17. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Eddie – Happy holidays, happy respite, and we look forward to seeing you back here in the new year. Go Rangers!

  18. Carp:

    Realize this is from a while ago but deleting those folks who tweet 60 times per game is a great idea. All the tweets during Rangers games are bad enough, but to have someone giving me Connecticut Whale play-by-play via Twitter is friggin’ useless.

  19. also, I don’t really think most of the Rangers hate Avery. Tortorella obviously does but the comments we heard from some of the players after he was given the shaft in the preseason proves he’s pretty popular in the locker room.

  20. Actually I like the Whale tweets, but whatever.

    Also, Sather’s been after Iginla since at least 2003;

    The other thing I meant to point out; as good and prolonged as this winning stretch has been, I don’t think the goaltenders have had to be great to get us there.

    They’ve certainly had some of the easier nights Rangers netminders have seen for the last decade. So they can be better, and if we keep losing d-men they’ll have to be.

  21. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    I think Avery should run for Mayor of New York City, which could certainly use another Irish Mayor. He’s got my vote. lol.

  22. A 6-foot-7 elf.

    I guess that’s funny.

    Here’s a name for SA we haven’t seen yet.

    Sean Avery. Ex-Ranger.

    We will soon.

  23. Lloyd

    is was JOKING that Avery hates
    his teammates and they hate him.

    it’s genetic.
    i can’t help it

  24. jpg:

    I know you were but there are some morons here who think Avery is hated by his teammates and that John Tortorella’s given him a fair shake. Tend to think they’re the same people who are still amused by “Potvin Sucks.”

  25. leetchhalloffame on

    A Dee with Bickel, Woywitka and Stralman. It will be miraculous if we stay in this thing. Smoke and mirrors.

  26. The reason EC still on the team? Torts messing with his wife? Stranger things have been known to happen.

  27. Carp BTW thanks for the great blog…

    not a word on Sauer, Carp any chance they can give an update on Sauer?

    Down 3 d men….. Man thank g-d MDZ and MCdonagh have developed and pray Girardi the main man does not get hurt.

    Any idea how much longer for Staal? 3 Weeks is that a dream?

  28. EC with all the injured guys coming back and with Hagelin’s development should be gone….

    I am not a huge Avery fan but the scary thing is he brings more than EC…

    Imagine I think Avery is getting screwed…..scary thought but kinda do.

  29. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Eminger goes down and the world comes to an end? Eminger is light years better than Bickel? When they bring back Redden, that will be something to fret about.

  30. Bickel is right handed… It seems the Rangers like to go with righthanded D-men on the right side and lefthanded D-men on the left side.

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