Torts told the Daily News that he likes the old school style that Newbury brings: Daily News “I like the way Newbs handles himself. I think he’s a little bit old time as a player, he thinks it that w”ay. He certainly turned my head this summer in how – what type of shape – how his body had changed coming into camp. So he deserves the opportunity. He’s played very well down there. He deserves the opportunity, and I just – I like his jam. I think he plays hard for our team.”
Newbury also had three fighting majors last season. He had eight points in four games for the Whale this season.
At Howlings, Bruce Berlet spoke with Kris Newbury who said that he is focused on making the Rangers this season.
He doesn’t see the Rangers addition of Brad Richards as something that could stop him from making the team:
“I don’t think (signing Richards) really affects me,” Newbury said. “He’s a different kind of player than me, a skilled guy, but I think getting him was good. At the end of the day, you want to be on a team that has a chance to win.”
Newbury played 11 games for the Rangers last season. He averaged 7:38 per game, had an assist and three fights.
He is in the last year of his contract which has an NHL cap hit of $512,000 and an AHL salary of $250,000.
Chad Kolarik pushed Newbury off the bench last season. John Tortorella was impressed with Newbury last season.
I like Newbury, but he seems more likely to alternate with Dale Weise as the guy who gets called up due to injury. He is tough and wins faceoffs, but he isn’t a better player than Brian Boyle or Derek Stepan.
The Rangers, according to Hockey Fights.com, ranked sixth in the NHL in fights last season with 62.
St. Louis led the league with 78.
Brandon Prust led the Rangers with 18 fights, Sean Avery had 12, Derek Boogaard 7, Michael Sauer 7, Brian Boyle, 4 , Brandon Dubinsky 4, Kris Newbury 3, Dale Weise 3, Ryan Callahan 2, Ruslan Fedotenko 1 and Dan Girardi 1.
Mike Rupp finished second on the Penguins with 12.
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Next season, the Whale should have Carl Hagelin, Ryan Bourque, probably Ethan Werek and Evgeny Grachev. If he struggles in training camp, Michael Del Zotto. Kris Newbury should be back, maybe Dale Weise, Pavel Valentenko, John Mitchell and other “AHL” guys that they will bring in, a la Jeremy Williams. Hopefully that will be a nice mix for the people of Hartford to enjoy.
Id you discount Ryan McDonagh and Mats Zuccarello, Kris Newbury played the most games of any call up with 11. Dale Weise was at 10, Evgeny Grachev at eight, Chad Kolarik at four and Jeremy Williams and Brodie Dupont at one each. Impact goes beyond points, combined they had two assists, and guys like Newbury and Weise had the jam that John Tortorella liked.
When the Rangers were done with injuries in that January to February stretch, these guys came in and helped out a lot.
Steve Zipay and Chris Botta tweet that Kris Newbury was called up as a precaution and won’t play tonight.
There are a few guys who are banged up so calling up Newbury makes sense, but it’s for the best that everyone in the lineup is at least well enough to play.
Matt Gilroy is scratched.
The Rangers have announced that the Rangers have called up Kris Newbury.
Newbury had one assist in eleven games with the Rangers earlier this season.
Interesting. One of the forwards, maybe Ruslan Fedotenko, must be hurt.
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The Rangers have announced that Kris Nebury has been sent back to the Connecticut Whale.
Press release after the jump
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…Hopefully they won’t get the chance to play for the Whale because the Rangers will keep playing in the playoffs. But if they happen to exit before the Whale, they would add a ton of talent to them and instantly make them better.
Andrew Gross tweets John Tortorella saying that Marc Staal and Ruslan Fedotenko are both out of the lineup tomorrow.
Marian Gaborik didn’t skate today and still isn’t symptom free but is being called day to day
Bob McKenzie says that Stepan was fined for his hit
Zipay says that Derek Stepan will not be suspended for his hit last night on Mike Green
No Ruslan Fedotenko or Marc Staal at Rangers practice
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Kris Newbury has cleared waivers according to Steve Zipay
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