Rangers Call Up J.T. Miller

The New York Rangers have called up forward J.T. Miller from the Hartford Wolfpack, according to the team's twitter feed.

 

 

Miller, 20, has two points in 15 games with the Rangers this season and was sent down to the Wolfpack on November 26th.

 

No clear reason has been given yet for the call-up. Miller was previously sent down to the Wolfpack because there wasn't a spot for him in the NHL lineup, and management would of course rather he get top minutes in the AHL than sit in the press box at MSG. With that in mind, it's hard to imagine a scenario where he won't be in the lineup for at least tomorrow's game against the Devils. 

It is possible that injury news regarding a forward has not been released yet, making another forward necessary. Another justification for the move might be that Vigneault is unhappy with one of Benoit Pouliot and Taylor Pyatt, who have both struggled to contribute in really any facet this season. One of those two might sit in the press box in favor of Miller, who at a bare minimum can skate well and bring a big of energy. At any rate, Miller has played well with the Wolfpack the last few games and appears to be getting another chance to stick at the NHL level.

 

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