The Rangers made a deal with San Jose to acquire forward Brandon Mashinter in exchange for Tommy Grant and a conditional 2014 pick, the team announced.
Mashinter, a 24-year-old winger, has spent the past season-and-a-half with San Jose's AHL affiliate, the Worcester Sharks. He registered two goals, three assists and 44 penalty minutes in 30 games with Worcester this season.
The 6-4, 236-pound Mashinter played 13 games for San Jose in 2010-11.
The Rangers also made another depth move Wednesday, recalling forward Brandon Segal from Hartford, presumably to fill out the roster while Arron Asham serves his one-game suspension remaining from last season during Saturday's season opener in Boston.