Vinni Lettieri has struggled for the New York Rangers and is heading to Hartford as the team recalls Steven Fogarty.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) November 18, 2018
Fogarty, 25, has skated in 19 games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering seven goals and seven assists for 14 points. pic.twitter.com/xwAq1ZfCS9
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) November 19, 2018
Lettieri skated in 14 games for the Blueshirts in 2018-19 without recording a point and was a minus one. He also recorded eight penalty minutes, including an atrocious penalty in the Rangers 4-2 win over the Panthers resulting in a power-play goal for Aaron Ekblad.
Taking the place of Lettieri is the 25-year-old Fogarty who appeared in one game with the Blueshirts in 2017-18. Drafted by the Rangers in the third round in 2011 (71st overall), the Fogarty is in his fourth year with the organization.
He’s scored 23 goals in his AHL career, never scoring more than 10. So far this season Fogarty has scored 13 points in 13 games with the Wolf Pack. In the preseason he opened some eyes within the coaching staff, scoring a goal in three games.
The expectation is for Fogarty to skate in the Rangers lineup when they take on the Dallas Stars Monday night.
In other Rangers news, Mats Zuccarello will miss his second consecutive game with a groin injury. He did not participate in the morning skate and has skated in just four games in the month of November.
Henrik Lundqvist will be in goal tonight looking for career win 439. He has a career record of 8-6-0 a .925 save percentage and a 2.36 in 14 career games against the Stars.
Head coach David Quinn plans on giving Alexandar Georgiev at least a game this week. The Rangers begin a stretch of four games in six nights Monday. Georgiev last appeared in the Rangers 7-5 loss to the Islanders Nov. 15 allowing a goal.