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Rangers Recall Lefebvre; Place Van Impe on Waivers

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Sylvain Lefebvre has been recalled from Hartford of the American Hockey League today. In addition, the team announced that defenseman Darren Van Impe has been placed on waivers.

Lefebvre, 34, has collected five assists and 11 penalty minutes in 15 games with Hartford (AHL) this season. He was assigned to the Wolf Pack on November 7.

The defenseman missed the first 16 games of the season after recovering from off-season surgery to repair anterior shoulder instability in his right shoulder. The 6-3, 205 pounder has appeared in 153 matches with the Rangers over the last two seasons after signing as a free agent on July 19, 1999. Lefebvre has collected four goals and 23 assists for 27 points, along with 98 penalty minutes over the span.

The native of Richmond, Quebec has collected 30 goals and 147 assists for 177 points, along with 641 penalty minutes in 869 career games with Montreal, Toronto, Quebec/Colorado and New York over the last 12 seasons. Lefebvre was a member of the 1996 Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche.

Van Impe has appeared in 17 games with New York this season, registering one goal and 12 penalty minutes.
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