Updates from the Rangers on Thursday

4:39PM: David Quinn said after practice (NYR):

  • Brickley was called up because he was playing well in Hartford and brings energy but it hasn’t been decided yet if he will play tomorrow.
  • Freddy Claesson is close to playing but will not play tomorrow.
  • Brett Howden is making progress but isn’t skating yet
  • Georgiev will start tomorrow against Buffalo

1:46PM: The Rangers announced that Connor Brickley has been called up from Hartford.


The Rangers acquired Brickley recently and he has two goals and four assists in 13 games with Hartford.

He has 67 games of NHL experience with 5 goals and 12 assists.

At practice the lines being used are (Cyrgalis, Stephenson)

  • Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad, Mats Zuccarello
  • Jimmy Vesey, Kevin Hayes, Pavel Buchnevich
  • Vlad Namestnikov, Ryan Strome, Jesper Fast
  • Filip Chytil, Boo Nievres, Connor Brickley

Brady Skjei is paired with Adam McQuaid, Marc Staal is paired with Neal Pionk, Brendan Smith is paired with Kevin Shattenkirk, Freddy Claesson is paired with Tony DeAngelo.