Pionk will be out until after the All-Star break with a lower-body injury.
Pionk suffered a lower-body injury in Columbus on Sunday and will be out until after the NHL All-Star break. The Rangers will be without both Pionk and Frederik Claesson for at least a few weeks, so look for Tony DeAngelo and Brendan Smith to remain in the lineup.
Pionk (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Sunday.
Pionk was scratched for Saturday’s game against the Islanders and is listed as a game-time decision for tonight’s game in Columbus.
Pionk will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Pionk is a minus-3 while averaging 19:15 TOI/GM in his first three games of the season. Fredrik Claesson will draw in and replace Pionk vs. the Sharks.
Pionk will make his NHL debut on Friday.
Source: Steve Zipay 02/9/18, 5:36 pm EST
The Rangers have recalled Neal Pionk from Hartford (AHL).
Pionk, 22, was an undrafted free agent out of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, who has collected 17 points (1G / 16A) in 48 games in his first season with Hartford (AHL). Pionk could make his NHL debut this weekend after Brendan Smith was placed on waivers this afternoon.