New York Rangers send forward Mark Bell to AHL Hartford

NEW YORK – Mark Bell is headed back to the American Hockey League.

The New York Rangers have assigned the 28-year-old forward to Hartford. Bell was claimed off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs last Wednesday and didn’t appear in a game for the Rangers.

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Bell appeared in 56 games for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies this season.

The former first-round draft pick has played 445 career NHL games with Chicago, San Jose and Toronto. He has 87 goals and 182 points.