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New York Rangers: Brennan Othmann recalled to Rangers

The New York Rangers have recalled former first round pick Brennan Othmann to the big-league roster following yesterday’s 6-1 loss to the Hurricanes. The move comes as the New York Rangers third line has underperformed as the team deals with injuries. Injuries to Kaapo Kaako and Filip Chytil have caused the New York Rangers third line to struggle production wise and the team hopes Othmann will provide a boost in scoring to the club.

Othmann’s debut will come against the NHL’s top rookie in Connor Bedard on Thursday against the Blackhawks. Othmann was selected 16th overall by the Rangers in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. The call up has been highly anticipated by fans as they’re eager to see if he can bring the level of goal scoring he’s had in the OHL to the NHL. Othmann had an unreal 2021-2022 season for the Flint Firebirds scoring 50 goals and 47 points for a 97 point season. His past two season’s weren’t nearly as productive but, the team hopes he can return to that form in the future with the New York Rangers.

New York Rangers: Injuries preventing this team from historic levels

The injuries are the only thing preventing the New York Rangers from reaching historic levels points wise. The team has suffered through injuries to Adam Fox and Igor Shesterkin while missing Kaapo Kakko and Filip Chytil for a majority of this season. The Rangers desperately need to get healthy so general manager Chris Drury can determine just what this team needs to add at this years trade deadline.

The timetable for Chytil’s return is widely unknown as the center continues to deal with concussion issues. The Czech center recently returned home as he tries to recover from his latest concussion as this is his tenth injury in his six-year career and his fourth concussion which becomes scary for a player of his age.