New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman David Liffiton has been recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis.
Liffiton, 22, has collected one goal and 10 assists, along with 154 penalty minutes in 61 games with Hartford (AHL) this season. In Hartford's 5-0 win on Sunday vs. Springfield, Liffiton registered an assist, posted a season-high plus-three rating and was named Third Star of the game. The 6-2, 210-pound defenseman currently ranks fourth on the Wolf Pack with 154 penalty minutes.
INJURY UPDATES: Defenseman Karel Rachunek suffered an MCL injury during Wednesday night's game vs. the Ottawa Senators and will undergo an MRI today to determine the extent of the injury. Brendan Shanahan skated with the team at practice today, but remains out indefinitely due to a concussion suffered on Feb. 17 vs. Philadelphia. Kevin Weekes also participated in practice today, but remains out day-to-day with a strained quadricep muscle that was suffered on Feb. 13. Marcel Hossa and Fedor Tyutin also remain sidelined. Hossa will be out three to four weeks due to a left MCL sprain suffered on March 5 vs. the New York Islanders. Tyutin sustained a left MCL sprain on March 1 vs. Pittsburgh and will be sidelined two weeks with the injury.