The New York Rangers on Thursday assigned forward Chris Mueller to the Hartford Wolfpack of the American Hockey League.
The move could be an indication forward Derek Stepan will be activated off injured reserve prior to the Rangers game Saturday at the Toronto Maple Leafs. Stepan has not played this season after breaking his leg in the preseason.
Mueller had one goal and one assist in seven games with the Rangers. He has a goal in his only game this season with Hartford.