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Rangers, Blue Jackets exchange AHL forwards @NHL
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.
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