Wolski, Woywitka sent to AHL

February, 2, 2012
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Wojtek Wolski and Jeff Woywitka have been sent to the AHL's Connecticut Whale for a two-week conditioning stint.

Both players missed significant chunks of time while battling through injuries, but then failed to crack the lineup once healthy.

Woywitka, the team's seventh defenseman, has played in only two of the last 15 games; he missed 11 with a lingering foot injury suffered back in December. Wolski, one of two extra forwards the team is carrying, has played in only three games since returning from a groin injury that sidelined him for almost two months.

Prior to the All-Star break, the Rangers sent Erik Christensen to the Whale on a conditioning stint; the 28-year-old center, who recorded two goals and one assist in five games for the Rangers minor-league affiliate, returned from his assignment January 24 but still has not played in a game since December 17. The Rangers discussed sending down Wolski along with Christensen, but were forced to hold off because of a shoulder injury to winger Brandon Dubinsky.

The Whale released former Ranger Aaron Voros from his Professional Tryout Agreement (PTO) Tuesday morning, presumably to accommodate Woywitka and Wolski's addition to the roster.




Katie Strang covers the NHL for ESPN.com. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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