The New York Rangers
have sent defenseman Michael Del Zotto
to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League, and called up defenseman Ryan McDonagh
Del Zotto, 20, the team's 2008 first-round pick (No. 20) had 2 goals and 9 points in 35 games this season. Last season, his 37 points led Rangers defensemen.
McDonagh, 21, had 8 points in 38 AHL games. He was taken with the 12th pick of the 2007 Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens
, and was dealt to the Rangers as part of the Scott Gomez