Wednesday, October 29, 2008

He'll Be Back

New York, October 29, 2008

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Lauri Korpikoski has been assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). Korpikoski, 22, has skated in seven games with the Rangers this season. The 6-1, 195-pounder returns to Hartford, where he registered 23 goals and 27 assists for 50 points, along with 71 penalty minutes in 79 games last season. His 23 goals tied for third on the Wolf Pack, while he finished fourth on the club with 50 points. He made his NHL regular season debut on October 4 vs. Tampa Bay at Prague, Czech Republic.

This comes as no surprise considering Korpikoski has been out of the lineup lately. We've seen flashes of NHL-calibur skill but they have been just that - flashes. Once he finds some consistency, or the injury bug makes it to Broadway (knock on wood), the Korpedo will return to the big club. No worries ...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

i would rather have shanny then dawes.

Jason said...

Rissmiller just got waived...what a waste of a 3 year, 3 million contract.

Scotty Hockey said...

Anon - what timing ... hope you saw the Larry Brooks piece from today. I will likely have a post on it later ...

Brother P said...

Hopefully more ice time for Prucha