New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has assigned forward Arron Asham and goaltender Martin Biron to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Asham, 35, has skated in three contests with the Rangers this season. He registered his 1,000th career penalty minute on Thursday at Anaheim. In two seasons as a Blueshirt, Asham has tallied two goals and 64 penalty minutes in 30 regular season games. He made his Rangers debut on January 20 against Pittsburgh, and notched his first point as a Ranger with a goal on February 10 against Tampa Bay. Asham also tallied two goals in 10 playoff contests with the Rangers last season, including the game-winning goal in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on May 13 at Washington.
The Portage La Prairie, Manitoba native signed with the Rangers as a free agent on July 1, 2012. He was originally selected by Montreal as a third round choice, 71st overall, in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.
Biron, 36, is 0-1-0 with a 7.61 goals against average and .763 save percentage in two appearances this season. He has posted a 22-15-3 record with a 2.47 goals against average, .908 save percentage, and two shutouts in 46 regular season appearances over four seasons with the Rangers. In 2011-12, Biron posted his personal single-season highs as a Ranger with 12 wins and two shutouts in 21 appearances. That season, he became the 60th goaltender in NHL history to appear in 500 career regular season games. Biron made his Rangers debut on October 21, 2010, stopping 24 shots in a 2-1 at Toronto.
The Lac St. Charles, Quebec native signed with the Rangers as a free agent on July 1, 2010. He was originally selected by Buffalo as a first round choice, 16th overall, in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.