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Monday, January 16, 2012
Newbury returned to AHL

By Katie Strang

Kris Newbury has been returned to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League, the Rangers announced Monday afternoon.

The 29-year-old forward was summoned in advance of Saturday's game in Montreal -- a 4-1 Rangers loss -- after winger Ruslan Fedotenko experienced back spasms in the team's 3-0 win over the Maple Leafs Friday.

Newbury's return is a good indication that either Fedotenko or Brandon Dubinsky or both are available to play Tuesday when the Rangers host the Predators at Madison Square Garden.