Kris Newbury has won some faceoffs, and is tough as heck, and I’m wondering if he might stick around even after guys get healthy. They sure could use a little more muscle with Derek Boogaard pretty much done.
Rick Carpiniello of Rangers Report
…He reminds me a little of Brandon Prust. He wins faceoffs which is important and he fights, which as Carp notes is a good addition with Derek Boogaard likely to be out for a long time if not the whole season. He certainly has jumped Dale Weise in the lineup. With 30 assists in the AHL he does have some skill and adding that with his grit could make him a candidate to stay.
I think more than likely he will stay as a spare and swap out with Erik Christensen when he returns.