Skip to main content

Injury-depleted Rangers recall defenceman Brendan Bell from AHL Connecticut

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The injury-depleted New York Rangers have recalled defenceman Brendan Bell from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League.

The Rangers made the move Sunday, one day after playing without leading defencemen Marc Staal (concussion) and Michael Sauer (sprained right shoulder) in a 4-2 loss to the New York Islanders.

The Rangers are 0-1-2 in the midst of a season-opening, seven-game road trip that will take them to Western Canada for four games before they return for the home opener on Oct. 27.

Bell posted one assist in two games with Connecticut after being sent down by New York on Oct. 9. He was with the Rangers for their two season-opening games in Sweden but didn't play.

In 101 career NHL games with Toronto, Phoenix and Ottawa, Bell has seven goals and 21 assists.

TOP HEADLINES

Nathan Mackinnon

The Blues Overcame Avalanche, but MacKinnon is Unstoppable

In Game 5, Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon made the hockey world sit up and take notice of him. But the Blues are resilient and managed to answer back in dramatic fashion.

USATSI_18316400

Connor McDavid is Just So Good

Connor McDavid is re-defining what one single player can accomplish in a hockey game, and dragging the Edmonton Oilers to new heights in the process.

USATSI_18338437
Play

Sizing Up Tampa Bay's Dominant Stanley Cup Playoff Streak

The Tampa Bay Lightning haven't lost a playoff series in three years, and they're looking like favorites to win the Stanley Cup once again. Here's how they got to this point.