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Kristo to Remain in Hartford; McIlrath Could Be Recalled

Due to injuries and subpar play from the Blueshirts, many Rangers fans have been calling for reinforcements from Hartford. While Chris Kreider, JT Miller and Brandon Mashinter have already been summoned there are a few other prospects who fans would like to see in a Blueshirt as well.

Unfortunately, for those of you looking for a Danny Kristo call-up, Leslie Treff at Hockey's Future warns not to hold your breath as she reports that he's expected to spend the entire 2013-14 season with the Wolf Pack, but that Kristo should compete for an NHL roster spot next fall.

However, Treff adds that Dylan McIlrath (2010 – 1st) could get a look in New York later this season, but should be a regular in the NHL next season.

Treff praises McIlrath for his improved positioning and shot this season.

…i wonder how much the plan for Kristo changes if Nash is out for an extended period of time and the offense continues to struggle. Especially if Kristo continues to light it up in Hartford (4g, 3a in six games).

…as far as McIlrath goes, you all know my disappointment with the Rangers inability to stand up for one another. McIlrath would change that on day one. And if Treff is correct about the former first rounder's improved play this season, then my concerns about him not being fully developed will be quelled as well.

H/T to reader Trade DelZotto+Girardi4E.Kane.

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