3/1/17 | 5:04PM: Alain Vigneault said on Wednesday:
- Does Buchnevich come back, Not at this time. He will play tonight in Hartford and he needs to play and play big minutes. We will see what happens as we move forward."
- Would you call him up, "he is right up there, it all depends on what I would need, is it a top-nine guy, a fourth line player. There would be some internal discussions on what we are doing with our lines and how we are moving forward."
2/28/17 | 6:17PM: Jeff Gorton said, "a couple of things. The first thing is that it's still a 23-man roster and in order to make the trade we had to make a roster move. The other thing is that Pavel needs to play. If he wasn't going to play tonight then I think we needed to get him to Hartford to play some games."
2:55PM: The Rangers have announced the move.
12:17PM: The Rangers are sending Pavel Buchnevich to Hartford, according to former Ranger Aaron Ward.
Buchnevich has not played in the past three games.
This season, in 26 games, Buchnevich has six goals and 9 assists, 36 shots on goal, 70 shot attempts and an average of 13:17 per game.
Adam Rotter: Buchnevich needs to play and if he is going to Hartford, that is the reason. He's missed a lot of time this season with injury and at times has been really good and at other times been almost invisible on the ice. He's a young player and a big part of the Rangers future, but he needs to play and preferably play big minutes in an offensive role. That opportunity isn't there with the Rangers right now but it could be soon and it would be better if Buchnevich were to come into that role with some games under his belt and not from the press box.