Larry Brooks wrote on Tuesday night that the Rangers are considering putting Lias Andersson in Hartford following his shoulder rehab as opposed to sending him back to Frolunda in the Swedish League. (NY Post)
Brooks writes that it's possible that Andersson could join the Rangers at some point if he remains in North America. (NY Post)
In 22 games this season for Frolunda, Andersson has 7 goals, 7 assists and 20 PIM this season.
Frolunda has 16 games remaining in the regular season while the Wolf Pack have 35 games remaining.
Andersson could still play for Sweden in the World Championships if he were to play the rest of the season in Hartford.
Adam Rotter: Andersson was part of the Rangers original plan for the season and I guess it's possible that he could be part of the team at the end of year and playoffs. The question the Rangers need to answer is where they think the best place for his development would be right now. At the start of the year it was Sweden but now it might be Hartford for a while with the opportunity to make his NHL debut later on It would be nice for the Rangers to have their two top prospects in the same place where they can monitor, work with them and call them up if necessary. It's an interesting situation for the Rangers and likely one that doesn't happen if he doesn't get hurt.