The All-Star break is over and the NHL has returned for the second half of the season.
With the Rangers picking up the pace and more players contributing, the Lias Andersson drama seems to be settled for now.
The New York Rangers have had its trouble with Lias Andersson and deciding what to do with the player. On January 26, the Rangers announced that Andersson would be loaned to HV71 in the Swedish Hockey League.
Lias Andersson played shortly with the Rangers this season. Andersson only played 17 games in the NHL, with no goals, and was then sent down to the AHL. In the AHL, Andersson only played 13 games producing 4 goals and 1 assist. After those 13 games, Andersson decided to leave for Sweden to figure out what was going on. Andersson wasn’t producing and it wasn’t helping the team.
After a long time away, Andersson will now be loaned to HV71 in the Swedish Hockey League. The team plays tonight, but Andersson won’t play until February 11.
This is what is best for Andersson right now. There were obvious struggles and as the Rangers are trying to rebuild the team needs every player to contribute. Lias Andersson is overall a great team player.
Andersson has speed, skill, and a hard shot. Andersson has a chance to grow in the Swedish Hockey League and play where he is most familiar. Since the Rangers seem to be playing better, Andersson needs to be fully ready before going back to the NHL.
The Rangers have plenty of young players and prospects, and each has been playing fairly well.
With that being said Andersson needs to come back at the same level. A player like Andersson could be beneficial to the team, someone who brings their all and plays with great skill.