Peter Holland, who the Rangers acquired earlier today for Adam Cracknell, is going to report to Hartford to "get some minutes," according to Alain Vigneault.
Vigneault said that he remembers Holland as a "good player" from his time in Toronto and he is "definitely" someone that could be called up in the future.
Darren Dreger said that the Rangers will keep an eye on Holland and that he is someone they have considering before.
Holland has 18 points in 20 AHL games this season but only four points in the last eight games.
The Hockey Forecaster wrote in their 2015-16 edition that Holland was a third line center for Toronto and took a big role on the PK.
In Holland's career he has averaged 12:45 per game in 243 games.
Adam Rotter: Holland is a depth player but he's the type of player that you take a chance on and hope that he can realize some of his potential. It's an extremely low risk move that could have a nice reward if he gets into the lineup and plays regular minutes. He certainly has more of a chance to make an impact on the rest of this season than Adam Cracknell did. He will get some time in Hartford, get a bit acclimated to the organization and then likely get called up and be given a shot. He's not the answer to the Rangers questions down the middle but he & David Desharnais could make for a decent platoon down the middle in the short term. Holland is also important for depth as the Rangers wait and see what happens with Mika Zibanejad. Holland would allow the Rangers to call up a veteran player rather than a Filip Chytil or someone else that they may want to keep in Hartford to continue their development.