Zuccarello sent down, Newbury recalled


The Rangers have assigned diminuitive forward Mats Zuccarello to the Connecticut Whale of the AHL and recalled center Kris Newbury.

Zuccarello was scoreless in his first three games of the season; he played 7:55 over 10 shifts in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.

Newbury had a goal and two assists with a plus-3 rating in the Whale's 5-4 shootout loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Saturday.