Lias Andersson
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The New York Rangers have called up forward Lias Andersson from the AHL Hartford Wolf Pack on Monday afternoon.

Frank Curto

Here comes the calvary! The New York Rangers have called up Lias Andersson from their AHL affiliate Hartford Wolf Pack.

Andersson, their first-round draft pick by New York in 2017, has scored four goals along with 12 points in 14 games for the Wolf Pack.

The 20-year-old will try to rejuvenate a team lacking in scoring and is trying to find their way after having star rookie Brett Howden came up injured in a game Sunday night against Buffalo.

Andersson appeared in seven games for the Rangers at the end of last season scoring one goal with two points. He had a good training camp this past September with the club but was surprisingly one of the last cuts as training camp ended.

The Rangers wanted him to get more ice time than he would have received had he stayed with the club and believes he could gain a lot of hockey knowledge being sent down to Hartford.

Anderson’s call-up leaves the status of center Brett Howden in doubt. He left the ice immediately after a nasty collision that caused his head to slam into the end boards as he was tangled up with a Sabre’s player. When practice ended on Monday afternoon, Howden was seen in the locker room but neither he nor the team would elaborate on his medical status other than to say they are taking his upper body injury one day at a time.

The team must be concerned with the Howden injury as they recalled Andersson only late Monday afternoon after Howden had met with the team doctors.

The Rangers host the Montreal Canadians on Tuesday nights at the Garden then head out for back to back games Friday at Detroit and Saturday at Columbus.

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