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.
NEW YORK, November 18, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has assigned forward Brandon Mashinter to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Mashinter, 25, has skated in six games with the Rangers following his recall from Hartford on October 20. He returns to the Wolf Pack, where he has registered four assists in six contests this season. He ranked second on Hartford in assists and plus/minus rating (plus-three), and third in points at the time of his recall. Mashinter has tallied an assist in four of his last five AHL contests.
The Bradford, Ontario native was acquired by the Rangers from San Jose in exchange for Tommy Grant and a conditional draft pick on January 16, 2013. He was originally signed by the Sharks as an undrafted free agent on March 3, 2009.