Checkers get Tokarski from Rangers

Photo: Micheline V/ Rochester Americans

The New York Rangers have reassigned goaltender Dustin Tokarski to the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers.

In a related move, the Carolina Hurricanes have reassigned defenseman Josh Wesley to the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack.

Tokarski has made 21 appearances for Hartford this season, going 10-6-2 with a 3.10 goals-against average, a .901 save percentage and one shutout.

The 10th-year pro from Watson, Sask., has appeared in 336 career AHL games, showing a record of 176-115-28 with a 2.55 GAA, a .910 save percentage and 25 shutouts with Hartford, Lehigh Valley, San Diego, St. John’s, Hamilton, Syracuse and Norfolk. Tokarski ranks 20th on the AHL’s all-time victories list (176).

An AHL All-Star in 2014, Tokarski won a Calder Cup championship with Norfolk in 2012 and is 15-7 (1.87, .931) in 25 career postseason games in the AHL. He was originally chosen by Tampa Bay in the fifth round of the 2008 NHL Draft, and has a record of 10-12-5 (2.84, .904) in 34 career NHL appearances.

Wesley, 22, has two assists in six AHL games with Charlotte this season. The third-year pro has spent most of the year with Florida (ECHL), recording four goals and 10 assists in 39 games.

A fourth-round selection by Carolina in the 2014 NHL Draft, Wesley was born in Hartford when his father, Glen, skated for the Whalers.