Newbury returned to Connecticut
Forward has appeared in eight NHL games with Rangers this season
He is tied for sixth in the AHL in assists, and leads the Whale in assists, ranks second in points and fourth in penalty minutes. Newbury has registered a team-high, 10 multi-point performances this season, including two separate streaks of three games with multiple points -- November 13 vs. Springfield to November 19 at Springfield (six assists), and December 3 at Providence to December 11 vs. Manchester (one goal, six assists). The 5-11, 213-pounder established a career-high with an eight-game assist streak from November 28 vs. Adirondack to December 17 vs. Worcester, recording three goals and 12 assists over the span.
The Brampton, Ontario native was originally San Jose’s fifth round pick, 139th overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired by the Rangers from Detroit in exchange for forward Jordan Owens on March 3, 2010.