News: @MichaelDelZotto, Evgeny Grachev, Kris Newbury, Chad Kolarik and Brodie Dupont Sent Down

Update: 10:44PM:

The Rangers have announced that Vinny Prospal and Ryan Callahan have been activated off of Injured Reserve.

…Prospal could be closer than we think. On MSG, Joe seemed to think he could be back soon after the all-star break

Original Post:

The Rangers will send Michael Del Zotto, Evgeny Grachev, Chad Kolarik, Kris Newbury and Brodie Dupont back down to Hartford to play for the Connecticut Whale according to John Tortorella on the MSG Postgame show.

…On MSG John Tortorella said that he liked how Del Zotto has handled himself and how he stayed within himself on the ice.

Torts says that it was rewarding to see these players play during the Rangers injury situation lately. He says that they are being sent down because of Connecticut’s two games and they will recall some players for next weeks games.

It was not a negative indictment on any of the players.