Lias Andersson said that it was the Rangers who decided to keep him in North America and that while this is where he wants to play, it hasn't yet been decided if he will remain here for the rest of the season. (Hockey Sverige)
The Rangers announced earlier today that Andersson was being assigned to Hartford after he was loaned to Frolunda at the start of the year.
Andersson said that he hopes to be able to play in a few weeks and can now lift his arm, "which is a step in the right direction," after being injured at the World Juniors. (Hockey Sverige)
He said that he has spent most of the time since the World Juniors undergoing rehab for his injury and riding the bike but added that he was on the ice earlier today. (Hockey Sverige)
He said that there is a deadline of February 15th before a final decision on staying in North America or returning to Sweden needs to be made. (Hockey Sverige)
Andersson said that he is just trying to focus on playing his game and that he is enjoying his time in North America right now. (Hockey Sverige)