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Ortmeyer Recalled; Healey, Moore to Hartford (AHL)

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

Rangers President, General Manager and Head Coach Glen Sather announced today that right wing Jed Ortmeyer has been recalled from Hartford of the American Hockey League and will join the team at practice on Friday at the MSG Training Center (11:00 AM ET).

In addition, Sather announced that forward Paul Healey has been activated from the Injured Reserve list and has been reassigned to Hartford and forward Dominic Moore (right) has also been reassigned to the Wolf Pack.

Ortmeyer, 25, ranks second on the club with 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in 13 matches this season, along with a plus-eight rating.

The Omaha, Nebraska native signed with the Rangers as a free agent on May 10, 2003 after completing his senior season at the University of Michigan. Ortmeyer, who captained the Wolverines to the NCAA Frozen Four, tallied 18 goals and 16 assists for 34 points, along with 48 penalty minutes in 36 matches with Michigan in 2002-03.

Healey suffered a rib strain on November 4 vs. Dallas, has only appearance with New York on the season.

Prior to his recall on November 3, the 6-2, 207-pound right winger registered four points (three goals, one assist) in eight matches with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

The Edmonton, Alberta native, who signed with New York on July 28, 2003, has appeared in 72 career NHL matches with the Philadelphia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs, collecting six goals and 14 assists for 20 points, along with 30 penalty minutes.

Moore, has appeared in five games with the Blueshirts since being recalled from Hartford on October 31 (he was subsequently reassigned to Hartford on November 8 and recalled on November 9), collecting three assists. Those three assists came in his NHL debut on November 1 at Montreal, tying a club record for most points scored in a Rangers/NHL debut.

Prior to his recall, the Thornhill, Ontario native notched four points (three goals, one assist) and 10 penalty minutes in eight games with Hartford.

The 6-0, 194-pound forward was New York's third round draft choice, 95th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
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