New York Rangers recall goaltender Alexandar Georgiev, assign F Matt Beleskey and G Dustin Tokarski to Hartford.
In addition, the Blueshirts have assigned Matt Beleskey and Dustin Tokarski to the Wolf Pack. pic.twitter.com/8mUozi3Ppo
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) December 16, 2018
The team also announced that forward Matt Beleskey and goalie Dustin Tokarski were sent down to the Hartford Wolf Pack.[membership level="0"]
Georgiev has appeared in eight AHL games this season including a 25 save performance playing for Hartford on Dec.13. The Russian rookie also has appeared in eight games with the Rangers posting a 4-4 record with one shutout.
Matt Beleskey played in four games with the Rangers this season and recorded his first goal with the team on Dec. 8 against the Florida Panthers. In 15 games with the Wolf Pack, Beleskey registered three goals with seven assists.
Dustin Tokarski was called up on Dec. 3 to take the place of Georgiev as Lundqvist’s backup. He did not see any game action but serves as a second netminder in practice. Tokarski has played in 10 games with Hartford posting a record of 5-3-1.
As the Rangers will now play more games as they head towards the New Year, Georgiev will be expected to play a share of games. Lundqvist will now need a little rest as the team has given up an unusual amount high-quality scoring chances in the past few games.
The Rangers host Anaheim in Tuesday night at the Garden.
UPDATE: Georgiev will get the start in goal Tuesday.
Alex Georgiev is playing in goal tomorrow for #NYR .
— Brett Cyrgalis (@BrettCyrgalis) December 17, 2018