Rookie netminder Dan Blackburn returned from his conditioning stint with the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) yesterday in time for the Rangers' practice in Rye, New York. Blackburn posted a 2-1-1 mark with the Pack, along with a 2.72 goals against average in four starts.
"I think everything went pretty well," said Blackburn yesterday following the skate. "I feel I kind of built on things and got better. The first couple of games I was a little tentative, but got more comfortable as I went along."
Johan Holmqvist, who was recalled during Blackburn's stint with the Wolf Pack, was reassigned to Hartford.