The Rangers called up Vinni Lettieri last week and he played Friday against the Red Wings but was a scratch yesterday when Jesper Fast made his return.
Alain Vigneault said that Lettieri played well in his NHL debut on Friday and that the team will keep him around through at least the end of this road trip.
The Rangers host Chicago tomorrow and then go to Arizona and Vegas this weekend before having five days off for their bye week.
Vigneault said that he wants to have an extra forward and defensemen for the two game road trip and that they will decide what to do with Lettieri following that.
During the Rangers bye week next week, the Wolf Pack have games on Wednesday Jan 10 and Friday Jan 12.
Adam Rotter: Jesper Fast's return knocked Lettieri out of the lineup at least a couple of games early so we may not get a real chance to see him in the NHL at this time. It's not bad for him to travel with the team and get some NHL practices in even if he doesn't play in the next three games. He should definitely go to Hartford to play next Wednesday and maybe Friday before the Rangers return on Saturday against the Isles.