Rangers Roundup: Pajuniemi added to taxi squad, Lundqvist joins Caesars Sportsbook, and more
The New York Rangers announced the arrival of Anthony Greco and Lauri Pajuniemi on the taxi team on Saturday.
In response to Julien Gauthier enters the COVID protocol and Dryden Hunt being placed on IR, the Rangers called forwards Tim Gettinger and Jonny Brodzinski from the taxi team yesterday. The two could be in the lineup tonight against Anaheim.
Rangers add Pajuniemi and Greco to taxi squad
The taxi team was reintroduced after the holidays to help lists affected by COVID-19. It will remain in service until All Star Break in February. Please note, no player can stay in the taxi squad for more than 20 days.
By Wolf Pack press release:
The New York Rangers announced on Saturday that the club have recalled forwards Lauri Pajuniemi and Anthony Greco from the Hartford Wolf Pack taxi team.
Rangers’ fifth-round pick Pajuniemi (132sd overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft, scored 15 points (7g, 8a) in 27 games during his AHL rookie season. Pajuniemi scored his first career AHL goal on opening night against the Bridgeport Islanders at the XL Center. He has yet to make his NHL debut.
Greco, signed as a free agent without compensation by Rangers on October 9e, 2020, has 23 points (7g, 16a) in 26 games with the Wolf Pack this season. A 320-game AHL veteran, Greco has scored 199 points (96 g, 103 a) throughout his career. The Queens, New York native skated in an NHL game. He made his NHL debut on December 13e, 2018, to the Minnesota Wild as a member of the Florida Panthers.