January 9, 2011
Rangers' Frolov out for season
By QMI Agency
Alex Frolov of the New York Rangers is done for the season.
New York general managager Glen Sather announced Sunday that Frolov will have season-ending surgery to repair a badly damaged right knee, an injury that occurred during the Rangers 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues Saturday.
After having an MRI and being examined by Dr. Andrew Feldman, it was discovered that the 28-year-old Russian forward has a torn anterior cruciate ligament, a second-degree sprain of his medial collateral ligament and a medial meniscus tear in his knee.
Frolov has seven goals and nine assists in 43 games with the Rangers this season.
To take his place on the roster, the Rangers called up former Maple Leafs forward Kris Newbury from the Connecticut Whale of the AHL.
Kane goes on IR
The Atlanta Thrashers put second-year forward Evander Kane on injured reserve Sunday.
Kane, who had missed the Thrashers' two previous games, goes on the list retroactive to Jan. 5. There was no mention of what injury predicated the move.
In 40 games this season, Kane has 13 goals and 13 assists.
The Thrashers also called up forwards Tim Stapleton and Spencer Machacek from Chicago of the AHL.
Bingo for Lehner
The Ottawa Senators sent rookie goaltender Robin Lehner to Binghamton of the AHL Sunday.
Lehner, who played for Sweden at the world juniors, had been recalled on an emergency basis to replace the injured Pascal Leclaire. He has backed up Brian Elliott for the Sens last two games.
In 10 games with Binghamton this season, Lehner has a record of 3-5-1.
Mikk back in Calgary
Defenceman Brendan Mikkelson was recalled from Abbotsford of the AHL by the Calgary Flames Sunday.
The 23-year-old from Regina played four games with Abbotsford during a conditioning stint. He had one assist during that stretch.
Mikkelson has played 15 games with the Flames after being claimed off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks in October.