Blue Notes

Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.

Is it Marek Hrivik's turn?

If the Rangers staff liked Taylor Pyatt's size and ability to protect the puck on the forecheck and weren't necessarily counting on him for a bushel of goals, maybe Marek Hrivik deserves a callup.

Pyatt was jarred by a shoulder/elbow to the head by Fedor Tyutin last night in Columbus, didn't return to the game and was supposed to be evaluated today.

Not sure if Hrivik, also a left wing, is ready for the role, but he certainly has an NHL-ready physique at 6-1, 200. He had trouble finishing in camp, but has two goals and five assists in 11 games in Hartford.  He was 7-19-26 in 40 games last season. The Wolf Pack play Providence tonight and Sunday afternoon in a home-and-home.

Not sure what they think of Hrivik at this point, and maybe they prefer to insert Brandon Mashinter, who isn't afraid to drop the gloves with the NHL heavyweights. The Panthers, who fired head coach Kevin Dineen and his staff his morning, are riding into town Sunday for the second game of a back to back (Ottawa Saturday). The have Krys Barch, but...and the Devils (Tuesday) have Cam Janssens 

We'll see...



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