On Sunday the Rangers announced that the team has called up Tim Gettinger from the Hartford Wolfpack in the AHL and had sent down Lias Andersson to Hartford.
Lias Andersson was picked seventh overall in the 2017 NHL Draft. Andersson has played 17 games this season, but only has one assist. Throughout Andersson’s career with the Rangers, Andersson has a total of three goals and six assists. It seems that being sent to Hartford could be the right move as Andersson has not been producing for the team.
Tim Gettinger was drafted in the fifth round 141 overall in the 2016 NHL Draft. Gettinger has played a total of 81 games in the AHL and has 18 goals and 15 assists. Before making it to the AHL, Gettinger played in the OHL for the Saut Ste. Marie Greyhounds. In a career total of 242 games played for the OHL, Gettinger had 91 goals and 96 assists.
While many fans were hoping Andersson was a top player for the team this season, there have been problems and Andersson hasn’t been delivering. The last two games had major defensive and penalty problems. It was best to send down the player who hasn’t been fulfilling and bring up a player that seems to be doing good in the AHL.
There is a high chance that Lias Andersson comes back at some point during the season. There needs to be more development in the AHL first though. Calling up Gettinger could potentially help this team.