The Rangers announced they recalled defenseman Tim Erixon from the CT Whale of the AHL. Erixon has played well in 13 games for the Whale, recording one goal and 11 assists, though he did miss some games with injury a few weeks ago.
The recall does not mean Erixon is guaranteed to play, but could be precautionary since the Rangers have no extra defenders as they head out to St. Louis and Phoenix this week. I believe Erixon will play because someone like Brendan Bell would have been the call if they just needed a placeholder on the roster. Jeff Woywitka or Anton Stralman would be the most likely to be pulled from the lineup. Stralman has outplayed Woywitka of late and a Woywitka turnover was directly related to the Dallas game-winner last night, so look for him to be the man in the press box.