The Rangers have called up Vinni Lettieri from Hartford.
Lettieri has two goals in three games since being sent back to Hartford prior to the All-Star break.
He has 23 points in 35 games for the Wolf Pack this season.
Lettieri has had at least 3 shots on goal in 5 of his last 6 games in Hartford.
With the Rangers this season, Lettieri has played in 10 games, has 1 goal, 3 assists, a minus 10 rating, 20 shots on goal and 38 shot attempts while averaging 12:53 per game.
Earlier this week, when Lettieri wasn't called up, Alain Vigneault said "he wasn't going to play right now, I wanted to get Cody in. Young player, wanted him to play and play a lot of minutes in Hartford. Real good upside with Vinny, I like his pursuit ability, his shot, not afraid to shoot it from different areas. We have a good young talent there and it takes a bit of time to develop but I like his potential."
Wolf Pack coach Keith McCambridge said of Lettieri, "Vinni uses his speed efficiently, he doesn't give the opposition a lot of room to make plays. When he does have chances to find those quiet areas, he's able to get the release, that shot, to the net quickly."(Rangers Prospect Report)
Adam Rotter: It was always the case that Lettieri should have been called back up and played instead of Cody McLeod. Now the Rangers are at at point where both will likely be in the lineup tomorrow. Lettieri still needs work and development but he deserves to be with the Rangers right now and get more experience as, more and more, the Rangers look like they will focus on beyond this season.