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Morgan Barron called up from Hartford

7PM: The Rangers have called up Morgan Barron from Hartford.

Barron has 6 goals and 3 assists in 15 games this season for Hartford.

Barclay Goodrow and Kevin Rooney didn’t skate today, but Gerard Gallant said that Goodrow should be good for tomorrow.

The Wolf Pack have had games postponed this week due to Covid.

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Barron sent to Hartford, Strome returns and Shesterkin in net

5:12PM: Ryan Strome will return to the lineup tonight, Julien Gauthier will play and Igor Shesterkin will be in net. (NYR)

Greg McKegg is likely the healthy scratch for Julien Gauthier.

4:50PM: The Rangers have announced that Morgan Barron has been sent back to Hartford. (Stephenson)

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Kaapo Kakko put on IR, Morgan Barron called up

6:11 PM: Gerard Gallant spoke earlier today and said some of the following (NYR):

  • Will Barron play quickly, “not sure yet, we’ll make up the lines. Option skate today and we will see where everyone is at and decide tomorrow.”
  • Was there any attempt to talk to Kravtsov, “That’s not my department, right now I don’t know what’s going on with it. Dru’s talking to him daily I’m sure with the agents, but now it’s, I don’t know much information about it.”
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Morgan Barron and Tarmo Reunanen called up

4:36PM: Barron and Reunanen are expected to play tomorrow. Barron is expected to play with Phil Di Giuseppe and Kevin Rooney and Reunanen is expected to be paired with Brendan Smith. (Stephenson)

Brett Howden is out for the rest of the season after suffering a fractured foot last night.

11:02AM: The Rangers have called up forward Morgan Barron and defenseman Tarmo Reunanen.

Barron has 10 goals and 11 assists in 21 games for Hartford and has recorded a point in 17 of Hartford’s 21 games.

From the Rangers:

  • Barron is tied for third among AHL rookies in goals and is tied for sixth among AHL rookies in points this season. In addition, he is tied for second in the AHL in power play goals (six) in 2020-21. Barron leads Hartford in goals, points, shots on goal (57), and plus/minus rating this season.
  • The 6-4, 220-pounder played three seasons at Cornell University prior to beginning his professional career this season. Barron was named a First Team All-American and was one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in collegiate hockey in 2019-20, as he recorded 32 points (14 goals, 18 assists) and a plus-17 rating in 29 games as a junior. He was named to the ECAC Hockey First All-Star Team in each of his final two seasons at Cornell, and he was named the ECAC Hockey Player of the Year in 2019-20.

Barron was a sixth round pick of the Rangers in 2017.

Reunanen played one game for the Rangers already this season, 3/15 against Philly, and has played in 21 games for Hartford this year with four goals and 13 assists.

Adam Rotter: It will be nice to see Barron get a shot over these last few games. He’s made a tremendous progress as a player since the Rangers drafted him and looks like he could be another sixth round steal like Carl Hagelin and Jesper Fast.

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Morgan Barron and Matthew Robertson sent from Taxi Squad to Hartford

9:18AM: Larry Brooks tweets that with Barron and Robertson being sent to Hartford, the Rangers now have two open spots on their taxi squad and they could assign one forward and one defenseman to the taxi squad on non-game days as a way to save and accumulate cap space.

The players shuffled would likely be Kaapo Kakko, Alexis Lafreniere, Brett Howden, Filip Chytil, K’Andre Miller or Ryan Lindgren.

All other players on the Rangers would need to clear waivers before being sent to the taxi squad.

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Rangers sign prospect Morgan Barron from Cornell

The Rangers have announced that they have signed 2017 sixth-round pick Morgan Barron to an entry-level contract.

From the Rangers:

  • Barron, 21, skated in 29 games with Cornell University this season, registering 14 goals and 18 assists for 32 points, along with a plus-17 rating and 24 penalty minutes.
  • He was named a First Team All-American, and he was selected as one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in collegiate hockey in 2019-20.
  • Barron was named the ECAC Hockey Player of the Year this season.
  • In addition, he was named to the ECAC Hockey First All-Star Team and was a unanimous selection to the All-Ivy League First All-Star Team this season.
  • Barron, who was a tri-captain with Cornell in 2019-20, led the team in several categories during the season, including goals, points, and shots on goal (103), and he was tied for second on the team in assists.
  • He helped Cornell post a 23-2-4 record and win the ECAC Regular Season Championship during the 2019-20 season.
  • Barron was selected to the ECAC Hockey First All-Star Team and the All-Ivy League First All-Star Team in each of his last two seasons.
  • He established collegiate career-highs in games played (36), goals (15), assists (19), and points (34) in 2018-19, and in addition to being named to the ECAC First All-Star Team and All-Ivy League First All-Star Team during the season, he was also a finalist for ECAC Hockey’s Best Defensive Forward.
  • Barron led Cornell in goals and points in each of his final two seasons at Cornell, and he also led the team in shots on goal in each of those seasons, recording 255 shots on goal in 65 games (3.92 shots on goal per game over the span). Barron tied for third in the NCAA in shots on goal in 2018-19 (152).

He is listed at 6-4 and 220 pounds and had 34 goals and 50 assists in 98 career games at Cornell.

For more on Barron and what the Rangers have said about him since he was drafted, CLICK HERE.

Adam Rotter: The Rangers really like Barron and believe he could be someone that plays different roles and on different lines due to his hockey smarts and compete level. He’s been one of the best players in college hockey the past two seasons and many around the league believe he could have a real shot at making the Rangers out of training camp next season. Each player’s adjustment from college to the pros is different but the Rangers are likely to have some spots in the bottom six up for grabs and Barron will be in the mix.