The New York Rangers
and Columbus Blue Jackets
have exchanged minor-league forwards, with the Rangers sending Dane Byers
to the Blue Jackets for Chad Kolarik
Byers, a 2004 second-round pick, has 3 goals, 9 points and 25 penalty minutes in 16 AHL games with the Hartford Wolf Pack. The 6-foot-4, 204-pound left wing has played six NHL games for the Rangers over the last two seasons, totaling 1 goal and 31 penalty minutes.
Kolarik, a 2004 seventh-round pick of the Phoenix Coyotes
, had 4 goals and 10 points in 13 AHL games with the Springfield Falcons. A 5-11, 185-pound center, Kolarik was scoreless in his only two NHL games last season.