by Patrick Hoffman on 01/03/11 at 05:33 PM ET
From New York Rangers’ beat writer Larry Brooks via Twitter:
BREAKING: Post has learned that Rangers are sending Del Zotto to AHL and recalling Ryan McDonagh.
This was a long time coming for Del Zotto. It was apparent that he was not getting it done and struggled by coughing up pucks, not playing his position well enough in the defensive zone while also lacking confidence.
For Del Zotto, getting some time down in the AHL will be a great thing for him. It will give him a chance to get his confidence back, see how the game should be played and allow him to gather the necessary tools he needs to succeed in the National Hockey League.
The other defenseman involved in this move is 21-year-old Ryan McDonagh. This is a great opportunity for McDonagh to porve to the Rangers’ brass that he has what it takes to play in the NHL and that he belongs with the big club.
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