Matt Gilroy's demotion to the Hartford Wolfpack was shortùand sweet. Gilroy was recalled by the Rangers this morning while defensemen Ilkka Heikkinnen and Bobby Sanguinetti were sent back down. The 25-year-old 2009 Hobey Baker winner was sent to the Wolfpack on Dec. 10 in order to re-establish his game at the NHL level. Assistant GM Jim Schoenfeld said that Gilroy's play was "chinking down, in small increments," and hoped that the stint with the Wolfpack would help better his ability to win one-on-one battles and finish checks. While playing for the Wolfpack, Gilroy recorded four assists in five games. Sending Heikkinen and Sanguinetti back down will also likely guarantee Wade Redden's return to the lineup. Redden had been a healthy scratch for the previous two games after a volatile con ...
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