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Pock recalled; Kasparaitis day-to-day

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced Sunday that defenseman Thomas Pock has been recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL) and defenseman Dale Purinton has been reassigned to Hartford (AHL).

Pock, 24, has skated in 37 games with Hartford (AHL) this season, registering six goals and 23 assists, along with 54 penalty minutes. The 6-2, 205-pounder currently leads the Wolf Pack in assists (23) and ranks sixth in scoring among all AHL defensemen (29 points). On January 11, he was selected to represent Planet USA in the 2006 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic, which will take place January 31-February 1 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Purinton, 29, has appeared in nine games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering one goal and three assists, along with 25 penalty minutes. He is currently in the midst of serving a 10-game NHL suspension for an incident that occurred on October 1 at Boston.

All players on the active roster participated in Sunday's practice other than Darius Kasparaitis. Kasparaitis is day-to-day after suffering a grade one sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee during the warm-up prior to yesterday's game at Detroit.

The Rangers will return to action tomorrow, January 16, to face the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Game time is set for 7:00 PM.
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