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Weise returned to Connecticut

Forward made NHL debut in Saturday's game at Philadelphia

Saturday, 12.18.2010 / 5:09 PM / News
New York Rangers
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Dale Weise has been assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Dale Weise
Weise, 22, made his NHL debut earlier today, and was assessed a fighting major in a 4-1 loss at Philadelphia.  Weise returns to Connecticut where he has registered six goals and five assists for 11 points, along with 22 penalty minutes in 12 games this season.  He has registered a point in three consecutive AHL games, tallying three goals and two assists over the span.

The third-year pro tallied the game-winning goal in each of his last two games with the Whale, a home-and-home set against the Adirondack Phantoms, with a two-goal performance in a 4-3 win at Connecticut on Sunday and the power play, game-winner in the third period of a 6-4 win at Adirondack on Wednesday. 

He averages 0.92 points per game, which ranks second on the team, and is tied for third with three power play goals and ranks fourth with six goals despite missing 18 games due to injury earlier this season.

The Winnipeg, Manitoba native was originally the Rangers' fourth round choice, 111th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.