New York Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Michael Sauer has been recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League.
Sauer, 21, has registered six goals and 16 assists for 22 points, along with 35 penalty minutes in 59 games with Hartford this season. He currently ranks second among team defensemen in goals (six), third in points (22) and fourth in assists (16). He also leads all Wolf Pack skaters and is tied for 15th overall in the AHL with a plus-19 rating.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder has recorded six multiple-point games this season, including a career-high, three-points on March 14 vs. Bridgeport (two goals and one assist). Sauer has registered eight points (three goals and five assists) in the last seven games.
The St. Cloud, Minn., native was originally the Rangers’ second round selection, 40th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He is expected to make his NHL debut on Tuesday night vs. Minnesota.