Vinni Lettieri sent to Hartford

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11:23AM: Larry Brooks tweets that Lettieri was sent down to play for Hartford today and a decision on calling him back up will be made after.

9:35AM: The Rangers have announced that Vinni Lettieri has been sent to Hartford.


This season, Lettieri has been a healthy scratch six times and in the 14 game he has played, he has 0 points, a minus four rating, 8 PIM and 18 shots on goal.

He is averaging 8:54 per game.

Vinni Lettieri said during the preseason that he has to be “fierce” in the offensive and defensive zones and get to the “dirty areas.” (NYR Game Notes)

He added, “might take a blocker to the face like I did from the goalie there – that didn’t feel too good – but that’s what it’s going to take to either get the guys going or get a rebound. That’s just what you have to do as a smaller guy.” (NYR Game Notes)