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Thursday, October 6, 2011
Rangers claim Woywitka off waivers
By Katie Strang
The Rangers have claimed defenseman
off waivers, the team announced.
Woywitka, 28, was placed on waivers by Montreal Wednesday; he spent the past two seasons with the Dallas Stars.
The Rangers picked up the Vermilion, Alberta native to bolster their back end after having to place injured defenseman
(post-concussion headaches) on injured reserve Wednesday.
Although the team has recently expressed interest in veteran defenseman
, that door appears to be shut with Woywitka the preferred alternative.
Woywitka is on a one-year, two way deal worth $650,000 (NHL)/ $105, 000 (AHL).
To make room for Woywitka, the Rangers assigned defenseman Stu Bickel to CT Whale.