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Another one bites the dust.
Shortly after 6 pm tonight, the New York Rangers announced the club has recalled defenseman Ryan Sproul from the Hartford Wolf Pack thanks to yet another long-term injury. This time to Steven Kampfer, who is expected to miss the next four-to-six weeks with a fractured hand:
In addition, Rangers defenseman Steven Kampfer will be sidelined for four-to-six weeks after suffering a fractured hand. pic.twitter.com/dWIYBKuO4R
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 12, 2018
Spiral, 25, is a right-handed shot who was acquired from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for Matt Puempel earlier this season. Playing with the Wolf Pack since then, he’s registered nine goals and 18 points in 36 games.
Thanks to a slew of injuries the Blueshirts have suffered this year, Kampfer has averaged more than 20:00 per night over the last three Rangers games, but has just one assist in 22 games this season.
Now on the shelf for the next month or more, he’ll join a proverbial starting line-up, plus worth of injured Rangers that includes Kevin Shattenkirk, Chris Kreider, Pavel Buchnevich, Ryan McDonagh, Marc Staal, and Ondrej Pavelec.