Note: Conor Allen May Make His Debut Tonight

Conor Allen

12:45PM Allen will play tonight. (Rangers)

8:30AMAfter being called up after Friday’s loss to the Capitals, Conor Allen practiced yesterday and may play tonight if Anton Stralman can’t go.

Allen has spent his first pro season in Hartford with the Wolf Pack and Alain Vigneault said that he liked what he saw from Allen, especially hockey sense, during training camp. (NY Post)

Allen said that the first month of the year featured a “steep” learning curve but he has found a more comfortable play in the last month or so. (Daily News)

Allen says that he needs the most work and needs to focus the most in the defensive zone and that Jeff Beukeboom has been a big help. (Daily News)

Ken Gernander likes Allen’s ability to move the puck, his decision making and Allen has recently stepped into a bigger role and assumed more minutes. (Daily News)


I thought the idea was that Staal could come back tonight and take Stralman's spot.  Would they play Allen over Falk then? 

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

The callup of Allen is mostly due to the rash of injuries on the Rangers blueline. However; it also serves as tryout for Allen and for the Rangers to see if this kid is ready. If so, trades involving either Del Zotto or even Girardi could heat up by the deadline.