Kasparaitis sent to AHL’s Wolfpack on conditioning assignment

The hard-hitting Kasparaitis has gotten off to a slow start this season, missing the first five games while recovering from off-season injuries and trying to get back into hockey shape.

That has been a slow process, as the 34-year-old Kasparaitis has one assist and 10 penalty minutes in six games this season. He is also a minus-5 for the Rangers, who have stumbled out of the gate with six losses in their first 11 games.

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Kasparaitis underwent shoulder surgery in May, and then had an operation in June to repair a torn muscle in his side.

He was on the ice for three goals against in the Kings’ 4-1 victory over the Rangers on Monday night in Los Angeles.