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Rangers Recall Grosek; Assign Ulanov to Hartford (AHL)

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that left wing Michal Grosek (right) has been recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League.

The 6-2, 216-pounder has tallied 14 goals and 30 assists for 44 points, along with 167 penalty minutes in 48 games with Hartford this season. His 44 points rank fourth on the club and his 167 penalty minutes rank second among Wolf Pack players. Grosek has also posted a +13 rating on the season.

The native of Vyskov, Czech Republic appeared in five games with the Rangers earlier in the season, collecting one goal and one assist over the span. He was assigned to Hartford on October 20, 2001.

Grosek was originally selected in the sixth round (145th overall) of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the Winnipeg Jets. The left winger was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks, along with defenseman Brad Brown, in exchange for future considerations on October 5, 2000.

In addition, Sather announced today that veteran defenseman Igor Ulanov has cleared waivers and has been assigned to Hartford. The 6-3, 220-pound defenseman has appeared in 39 games with New York this season, collecting six assists and 53 penalty minutes.

The native of Krasnokamsk, Russia was signed by the Rangers as a free agent on July 1, 2001.
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