With the Rangers idle until Wednesday, and the Connecticut Whale in action tomorrow night, the team has elected to send down winger Mats Zuccarello. Zuccarello should be a welcome addition to a team that trails Portland 2-1 in the best of seven series, and generated just 22 shots on goal in Sunday’s 3-1 win.
In his only playoff appearance so far, the Norwegian native registered one shot and two penalty minutes, and was also involved in a too many men penalty. Zuccarello has been a healthy scratch for the past two games in favor of starting Sean Avery, and it’s hard to see how he would play ahead of any of the healthy forwards right now.
The Rangers could elect to recall him ahead of Wednesday’s game 4.