Original Post: The AHL Transaction page, via Nick, says that the Rangers have sent Brendan Bell down to Connecticut.
Bell had 17 shifts for 11:26 on Saturday night. He had two shots and two missed shots.
I don't think that pinch in the Edmonton game helped his case, but Bell was probably just brought along as insurance for the trip out west. Now that the team is home and close to Connecticut, they can just recall him or someone else as they please.
New York, October 25, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Brendan Bell has been assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Bell, 28, registered two shots on goal in 11:26 of ice time while making his Rangers debut on Saturday at Edmonton. He returns to Connecticut where he has registered one assist and 12 penalty minutes in two games this season.
The Ottawa, Ontario native was signed by the Rangers as a free agent on August 9, 2011. He was originally selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third round, 65th overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
The Rangers practice schedule for tomorrow, October 26, is 11:00 a.m. at Madison Square Garden.