New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Bryce Lampman has been recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), while defenseman Marek Malik has been placed on Injured Reserve (effective January 31, 2007) due to a shoulder strain that was suffered in last night's game vs. Toronto.
Lampman, 24, has appeared in 42 games with Hartford this season, registering five goals and 10 assists for 15 points, along with a plus-six rating and 48 penalty minutes. The 6-1, 205-pound defenseman notched a goal and an assist in Hartford's 4-3 overtime win over Houston on Saturday, January 27 and has now picked up two goals and three assists in the last four games. He currently ranks second on the Wolf Pack in plus/minus (plus-six) and third among team defensemen with 15 points.
Malik, 31, has recorded 11 assists along with a plus-18 rating in 43 games with the Rangers this season. The 6-6, 240-pound defenseman currently leads the Blueshirts and is tied for 16th in the league with a plus-18 rating.