News: Steve Eminger Sent To Connecticut For A Conditioning Stint

According to the AHL Transaction page, via the Daily News, the Rangers have assigned defenseman Steve Eminger to Hartford for a conditioning stint.

Eminger will spend two weeks in Hartford working on his conditioning. He does not need to clear waivers to go down to Hartford or to return to the Rangers.

The Rangers sent Jeff Woywitka and Wojtek Wolski to Hartford for the same thing last year.

Erik Christensen was also sent to Hartford on a conditioning trip last year.

The Whale have three home games this weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They also have games on 2/20, 2/23 and 2/24.

Eminger has played four games this season and has not played more than 10 shifts or 7:20 in a game.

NEW YORK, February 13, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has assigned defenseman Steve Eminger to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL) for conditioning.
Eminger, 29, has skated in four contests this season, having made his season debut on January 23 against Boston. He has not dressed in six of the Rangers last seven games. Eminger is four points shy of 100 career NHL points, having registered 19 goals and 77 assists in 457 career regular season games.
The Woodbridge, Ontario native was acquired by the Rangers from Anaheim in exchange for Aaron Voros and Ryan Hillier on July 9, 2010. He was originally selected by the Washington Capitals as a first round choice, 12th overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.