Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rangers Call Up Stu Bickel Instead

With Steve Eminger's injury it was expected the Rangers would call up youngster Tim Erixon who has 1 goal and 11 assists in 14 games for Hartford.

Instead today they announced they called up 25-year-old Stu Bickel for "emergency basis". Bickel has 1 goal, 3 assists, is a +4, and has 80 penalty minutes in 27 games. Bickel is a big, tough guy listed at 6'4" 218 lbs and has 8 fights on the season.

It appears this move was made for cap reasons, but with the return of Mike Rupp and now the promotion of Bickel the Rangers have become a much tougher team very fast.


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