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Erixon returned to Connecticut

Return of healthy Woywitka leads to rookie's going back to Whale

Wednesday, 12.28.2011 / 11:39 PM ET / News
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Erixon returned to Connecticut

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Tim Erixon has been assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL).

He posted a plus-two rating in four games following his emergency recall from Connecticut on Dec. 19. Erixon has registered a plus or even rating in 10 of his 13 games this season as a rookie.

He returns to Connecticut where he has recorded one goal and 11 assists for 12 points, along with 12 penalty minutes in 14 AHL games this season.

Erixon led all Whale defensemen and was tied for third on the team in assists, and was tied for first among team defensemen and seventh on Connecticut in points at the time of his recall.