News: Brandon Mashinter Sent To Hartford

MashinterThe Rangers have announced that Brandon Mashinter has been sent to Hartford.

Mashinter has been scratched for the past two games since Dominic Moore returned.

This could indicate that Rick Nash is ready to return to the Rangers lineup tomorrow or that the Rangers will go with seven defensemen and scratch another forward.

He has played 6 games for the Rangers this season and averaging 4:34 per game.

Mashinter has played fewer than 3 minutes in two of the last three games.

As of 1:02PM, Nash is still listed as being on IR on the team’s website.

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News: Rangers Call Up Chris Kreider and Brandon Mashinter

Chris KreiderThe Rangers have announced that Chris Kreider and Brandon Mashinter have been called up.

Kreider has two goals, two assists, a minus one rating, 2 PP goals and 16 shots on goal.

Mashinter has five assists, a plus three rating and 6 shots on goal. He also has 7PIM.

Adam Rotter: With half of the Rangers top six forwards injured and the other half pretty much struggling to score, there is no better time for Chris Kreider to stake claim to a roster spot and hold on to it. He doesn’t have to come in and score 50 goals in the first two games, he just needs to use his skills and play like he has been in Hartford. If he does that and shows he can be effective at the NHL level he will stay with the Rangers. Mashinter provides nice depth on the fourth line and another physical body. To read more of this story, click here

Buzz: Rangers Re-sign Brandon Mashinter

According to Cap Geek, the Rangers have re-signed Brandon Mashinter to a two-way contract that has an NHL cap hit of $605,000 and an AHL salary of $75,000.

Mashinter, 6-4 and 220, played in 4 games for the Rangers last season with an average ice time of 5:55 and seven hits.

With the Whale last year, Mashinter had 10 goals and nine assists in 35 games.

Mashinter, 24,  will still be an RFA when his contract expires next summer.

The Rangers acquired Mashinter, shortly before the season started, for Tommy Grant.

THIS SECTION is all about Mashinter.

Mashinter, for right now, is not scheduled to be on the Rangers active roster and thus his NHL cap hit does not count against the cap.

With Mashinter signed, the Rangers have 48 players on their reserve list. Derek Stepan will make 49 and the team will have one open spot.

NEWS: Brandon Mashinter Sent Down

MashinterAccording to the AHL Transaction Wire, the Rangers have sent down Brandon Mashinter.

He played four games for the Rangers since being called up. He had two shots, was a minus two and averaged 5:55 per game. He played 3:30 last night after playing 8:31 against Montreal on Saturday.

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This could indicate that the Rangers are going to activate Rick Nash off of IR.

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Read: Brandon Mashinter Is In The Lineup Tonight (Some Info)

MashinterIt is expected that Brandon Mashinter will make his Rangers debut tonight against Montreal.

John Tortorella said yesterday, that the decision on who to play hinges on a few factors, “Who you are playing against, where you are playing. Process for the players. I have been interested to get a look at Mashinter. He is an interesting one to me.

Hockey’s Future wrote of Mashinter in June 2012, “The hulking winger plays with physicality and grit and works well down low along the boards and around the net.” They add that Mashinter needs to spend more time in the dirty areas of the ice and stop thinking like a sniper. They have him projected out as a bottom six checking line forward.

They wrote, in September 2012, that Mashinter could develop into a lower scoring version of Milan Lucic and be an energy/toughness player in the NHL.

He is 6-4, 220.

Mashinter has played 13 games in the NHL, has zero points, and three fights.

He has seven fights in the AHL this season and three of them have come since he joined the Whale. Mashinter has 11 points in 14 games since being acquired.

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Note: How The Devils Anticipate Tonight’s Rangers Lineup

11:58AM: Anton Stralman is in the lineup according to Pat Leonard.

10:58AM: According to Pat Leonard, the Rangers mock lineup for tonight, in the Devils dressing room, has Anton Stralman being scratched and replaced by Stu Bickel.

They also anticipate the third line to be Darroll Powe, Brian Boyle, Jeff Halpern and the fourth line to be Brandon Mashinter, JT Miller and Arron Asham.

The Rangers practice in Newark at 11:30AM.

News: Rangers Call Up JT Miller/Send Down Benn Ferriero

JT MillerAccording to Katie Strang, the Rangers have called up JT Miller and Brandon Mashinter and sent down Benn Ferriero.

Mashinter was acquired from the Sharks for Tommy Grant.

Last week the Rangers said they would consider calling up Miller.

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Miller has eight goals and 12 assists for the Whale this season in 37 games.

Mashinter has five goals and seven assists in 38 games. He has three goals and four assists in eight games since being acquired.

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News: Rangers Trade Tommy Grant/Acqure Brandon Mashinter

The Rangers have traded forward Tommy Grant and a conditional 2014 7th round pick for forward Brandon Mashinter.

Mashinter, 24, is 6-4 and 230 lbs. He has 13 games of NHL experience with the Sharks in 2010-11.

He has spent the previous four seasons with the Worcester Sharks in the AHL.

Mashinter is on a two-way contract worth $550,000 at the NHL level and $75,000 at the AHL level.
Season               Team                     GP G A TP PIM
2009-2010 Worcester Sharks AHL 79 22 15 37 117
2010-2011 Worcester Sharks AHL 62 14 19 33 96
2011-2012 Worcester Sharks AHL 65 16 17 33 67
2012-2013 Worcester Sharks AHL 30 2 2 4 44

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