The Rangers have announced that Libor Hajek has been called up from Hartford.
Hajek, 21, was acquired by the Rangers in the Ryan McDonagh trade last year.
In his first pro season, Hajek has played in 58 games, has five assists, 36 PIM and is a minus 26.
In December, Wolf Pack coach Keith McCambridge said that Hajek has made “good strides,” noted that he is a “real powerful skater” and is “good in the defensive zone.” (NYR)
Corey Pronman wrote that defensively Hajek is “a rock, winning battles, closing gaps and making clean exits. (The Athletic)