Wiseman Recalled from Hartford (AHL); Rheaume Sidelined
/ New York Rangers
The Rangers announced tonight that forward Chad Wiseman (right) has been recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). The recall was made following a knee injury suffered by Pascal Rheaume in the second period of tonight's 3-1 loss to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
Wiseman, 22, leads all Wolf Pack players with eight points (three goals, five assists) through seven games.
The 6-0, 190-pounder skated in four matches with the San Jose Sharks last season, collecting four penalty minutes. He made his NHL debut on March 4 at Edmonton. Wiseman spent the majority of the season with the Cleveland Barons of the AHL, appearing in 77 matches and registering 17 goals and 35 assists for 52 points, along with 44 penalty minutes.
The Burlington, Ontario native will join the Rangers at practice on Wednesday at the MSG Training Center.
A member of the 2002-03 Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils, Rheaume was signed by the Rangers as a free agent last Wednesday.
The 6-1, 220-pounder collided with Anaheim forward Andy McDonald along the boards in the second period, suffering a Grade 2 left knee sprain. He is expected to be sidelined for two-to-four weeks.