With the regular season over and the Rangers' first-round opponent set -- New York will face Washington in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals -- the team has recalled 10 players from the AHL's Connecticut Whale.
This set of players essentially forms a taxi squad that usually practices separate from the main group. Should an injury require a lineup change, the Rangers have cast of players from which to pick.
The Rangers recalled forwards Ryan Bourque, Micheal Haley, Brandon Mashinter, J.T. Miller Brandon Segal and Christian Thomas; defensemen Stu Bickel and Dylan McIlrath; and goaltenders Jason Missiaen and Cam Talbot.
Of those 10 players, Haley will practice with the Rangers on Monday and will make the trip to D.C. for Games 1 and 2.