New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Darius Kasparaitis has been recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL) and left wing Nigel Dawes has been reassigned to Hartford (AHL).
Kasparaitis, 34, registered two assists in seven games with Hartford (AHL) after being assigned to the Wolf Pack on a 10-day conditioning assignment. In six games with the Rangers this season, he registered one assist and 10 penalty minutes.
Kasparaitis missed the first five games of the season recovering from off-season injuries. He underwent shoulder surgery on May 10, 2006 to repair a tear in his labrum and also underwent surgery on June 14, 2006 to repair a torn side muscle.
Dawes, 21, registered one goal in eight games with the Rangers this season. He tallied his first career NHL goal (Andrew Raycroft) in a 5-4 win on October 21 at Toronto.
Prior to the season, Dawes was named the co-winner of this year's Lars-Erik Sjoberg Award (Best Rookie of the Rangers Training Camp), along with Brandon Dubinsky
, as voted by select New York media.