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Nov 9, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) is congratulated by teammates after scoring in the second period against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski)
Nov 9, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) is congratulated by teammates after scoring in the second period against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski)

The New York Rangers will try and find a way to win on the road when they visit the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday at Bell Centre.

The Rangers are road worriers this season with a 3-7-2 record away from home, contrasted with a 10-4-0 record at home at Madison Square Garden.

The Rangers will have veteran defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk on board against the Canadiens after he and Rangers rookie coach David Quinn addressed the issue that led to Shattenkirk's benching in the third period during a 3-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Thursday.

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Nov 9, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Rangers center Vinni Lettieri (95) skates with the puck defended by Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (55) in the first period at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SPORTS (Rick Osentoski)
Nov 9, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Rangers center Vinni Lettieri (95) skates with the puck defended by Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (55) in the first period at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SPORTS (Rick Osentoski)

The Rangers announced on Friday that they have recalled forward Vinni Lettieri from the team's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Although the 23-year-old has already skated with the Blueshirts in 14 games this season, there was an opportunity for more ice time for him with the squad in Hartford. The young, Minnesota-bred centerman has made the most of his time there -- tallying five points (three goals, two assists) in four games since being assigned on Nov. 18.

He has recorded 42 points (26 goals, 16 assists) in 68 career AHL games over the last three seasons. Lettieri has suited up in 33 career NHL games for the Blueshirts over parts of the last two season.

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Brady Skjei and Vinni Lettieri each scored on Monday in their Minnesota summer league games

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Vinni Lettieri scored off the rush tonight in his game in Minnesota summer league Da Beauty League.

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Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Vinni Lettieri (95) passes the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Vinni Lettieri (95) passes the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

8:12PM: Lettieri had two more goals today and 5 shots on goal.

Chytil had 1 assist and four shots on goal.

2:21PM: Filip Chytil had an assist on Vinni Lettieri's goal last night in Hartford.

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Jan 21, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Rangers center Vinni Lettieri (95) takes a shot on goal in the first period against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports (Jayne Kamin-Oncea)
Jan 21, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Rangers center Vinni Lettieri (95) takes a shot on goal in the first period against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports (Jayne Kamin-Oncea)

12/26/18 | Lettieri has been sent back down to Hartford.

12/22/18 | The Rangers have announced that Vinni Lettieri has been called up from Hartford.

This may indicate that the Rangers are close to a trade(s) and may be holding player(s) out of the lineup.

Lettieri was sent down last Friday when Pavel Buchnevich was returning to the lineup. He was the player chosen to go down because he does not require waivers.

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Jan 21, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Rangers center Vinni Lettieri (95) takes a shot on goal in the first period against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports (Jayne Kamin-Oncea)
Jan 21, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Rangers center Vinni Lettieri (95) takes a shot on goal in the first period against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports (Jayne Kamin-Oncea)

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.

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Jan 21, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Rangers center Vinni Lettieri (95) takes a shot on goal in the first period against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports (Jayne Kamin-Oncea)
Jan 21, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Rangers center Vinni Lettieri (95) takes a shot on goal in the first period against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports (Jayne Kamin-Oncea)

7PM: On McLeod, Vigneault said on Wednesday "he adds to our depth and has a skill set that, if you look throughout our lineup, we don't have a lot of those, I don't want to say 'in your face type players' but with a little bit more of an aggressive nature. He'll bring that physicality and wearing the opposition down. He can play anywhere from 7-8 minutes to 12 minutes depending on the game. He's looked good in the two practices. There is a short amount of time for him to get used to his new environment, because there is no time, it's time to play. He went to the Stanley Cup Final last year with a team that finished 16th getting in, they were the last team to get in, and I am hoping that experience and how he get there will be able to help us out."

9:38AM: On Tuesday the Rangers called up Peter Holland and Tony DeAngelo but did not recall Vinni Lettieri.

Holland, DeAngelo and Lettieri were all sent down to Hartford during the All-Star break.

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Oct 7, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) tries to control the puck as Toronto Maple Leafs center Patrick Marleau (12) backchecks at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)
Oct 7, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) tries to control the puck as Toronto Maple Leafs center Patrick Marleau (12) backchecks at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)

The Wolf Pack defeated Charlotte 4-0 on Saturday behind two points from Filip Chytil and one from Lias Andersson.

  • John Gilmour: 1 assist, 2 PIM, plus one
  • Neal Pionk: 1 assist, fight
  • Adam Tambellini: 1 goal, 4 shots
  • Ryan Gropp: nothing on scoresheet
  • Steven Fogarty: 1 shot
  • Boo Nieves: 1 assist
  • Ryan Graves: 2 shots
  • Lias Andersson: 1 assist, 2 shots, plus one
  • Filip Chytil: 2 assists, 5 shots
  • Vinni Lettieri: 1 goal, 3 shots, plus one
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Sep 18, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Anthony DeAngelo (77) during warm up before game against New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Sep 18, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Anthony DeAngelo (77) during warm up before game against New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Rangers have announced that Vinny Lettieri, Tony DeAngleo and Petter Holland have been sent to the Wolf Pack.

The Wolf Pack have games in Hartford tonight and tomorrow against Charlotte.

From the Rangers release:

  • DeAngelo, 22, has skated in 12 games with the Rangers this season, registering three assists. He tallied two assists in four games with the Blueshirts after he was recalled on Jan. 19. DeAngelo has skated in 29 games with the Wolf Pack this season, recording two goals and 11 assists for 13 points, along with 17 penalty minutes. He tallied 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in his last 16 AHL games prior to being recalled by the Rangers.
  • Holland, 27, skated in six games with the Rangers after being recalled on Jan. 15, recording two assists. He tallied a shorthanded assist, which was his first assist/point as a Ranger, while making his debut with the Blueshirts on Jan. 16 vs. Philadelphia. Holland has skated in 36 AHL games this season with the Wolf Pack and Laval Rocket, registering 13 goals and 20 assists for 33 points, along with 40 penalty minutes. At the time he was recalled by the Rangers, Holland was tied for 12th in the AHL in points this season.
  • Lettieri, 22, has skated in 10 games with the Rangers this season, registering one goal and three assists for four points. He tallied his first career NHL goal/point while making his NHL debut on Dec. 29 at Detroit, and he registered his first career NHL assist on Jan. 7 at Vegas. Lettieri has skated in 32 games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering 12 goals and nine assists for 21 points, along with 19 penalty minutes. At the time he was initially recalled by the Rangers on Dec. 28, Lettieri led Hartford in goals and power play goals (six), and he ranked second on the team in points and shots on goal (76) in 2017-18.

The Rangers are off until at least Tuesday due to the All-Star break.

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The Rangers have announced that Vinni Lettieri has been sent to Hartford while the Rangers are on their bye week.

The Wolf Pack have games on Wednesday and Friday before the Rangers return on Saturday.

Lettieri,22, played in both games for the Rangers this weekend:

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Dec 31, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Vinni Lettieri (95) skates over the Winter Classic logo during practice for the Winter Classic hockey game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Dec 31, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Vinni Lettieri (95) skates over the Winter Classic logo during practice for the Winter Classic hockey game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

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.

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Vinni Lettieri tallied his first career NHL goal/point and registered three shots on goal while making his NHL debut in tonight's contest. He became the first Ranger to register a goal in his NHL debut since Derek Stepan on Oct. 9, 2010 at Buffalo. Lettieri is the first player who has worn jersey No. 95 in a regular season game in franchise history. He is the second player who has made his NHL debut with the Rangers this season (Filip Chytil - Oct. 5 vs. Colorado).

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Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Vinni Lettieri (95) passes the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Vinni Lettieri (95) passes the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Alain Vigneault said that Vinni Lettieri is a right handed shot that brings speed and shoots the puck well.

Lettieri will make his NHL debut tonight and is scheduled to skate on a line with Paul Carey and Boo Nieves.

Lettieri said that he plays to take what he was doing in Hartford and "keep shooting the puck." (NYR)

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Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Vinni Lettieri (95) passes the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Vinni Lettieri (95) passes the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

The Rangers have announced that Vinni Lettieri has been called up from Hartford.

Lettieri has 12 goals and 9 assists this season for the Wolf Pack.

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Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Vinni Lettieri (95) passes the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Sep 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Vinni Lettieri (95) passes the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Alain Vigneault said on Monday that he and Jeff Gorton will have a discussion coming up about possible roster moves, including maybe bringing up a center.

Vigneault said that he has gotten reports that both Boo Nieves & Vinni Lettieri have been playing well in Hartford.

Filip Chytil, who is also in Hartford, did not play on Sunday because the organization didn't want him playing 3 games in 3 days.

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Sep 18, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers Vinni Letter (95) and New York Islanders defenseman Kane Lafranchise (43) battle for the puck during third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Sep 18, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers Vinni Letter (95) and New York Islanders defenseman Kane Lafranchise (43) battle for the puck during third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Vinni Lettieri said that he came to camp with the intention of making the Rangers and that he has never set a "low bar" for himself.

Lettieri said that the only thing he can control is his attitude and work ethic and that his goal of making the team has not changed. (NY Post)

Alain Vigneault said last week that he likes Lettieri's skating, skill, versatility and is someone who is making the Rangers "look twice" about potentially making the team.

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5:21PM: The Rangers have confirmed the signing of Lettieri.

1:32PM: Michael Russo reports that the Rangers are closing in on a two-year deal with senior University of Minnesota forward Vinni Lettieri.

Lettieri, 5-10, 197, had 19 goals and 18 assists for Minnesota this season in 38 games and had 7 goals and 19 assists in 37 games for the Gophers last season.

He played two years at the University of Minnesota with Brady Skjei.

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