Rangers call up Matthew Robertson; Brennan Othmann an AHL All-Star

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The New York Rangers announced on Wednesday the call up of defenseman Matthew Robertson. This move appears to be more for insurance purposes, as captain Jacob Trouba missed practice again for personal reasons. According to head coach Peter Laviolette, they expect Trouba to make the trip to St. Louis for Thursday’s match up against the Blues.

Robertson, 22, is having an inconsistent season with the Hartford Wolf Pack, especially on the defensive side. Through 30 games, he’s amassed two goals and 11 assists for 13 points.

New York selected the promising two-way defenseman in the second-round of the 2019 NHL Draft, but he’s yet to play a game for the Blueshirts. He’s in the final year of his entry-level contract and will be a restricted free agent come July 1.

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Brennan Othmann an AHL All-Star

Brennan Othmann
Brennan Othmann leads Wolf Pack to win (Photo: John Mrakovcich / Hartford Wolf Pack)

Also on Wednesday, the AHL announced that two Wolf Pack players were headed to the AHL All-Star Classic. Forward Brennan Othmann and defenseman Mac Hollowell will represent the Atlantic Division on February 4th and 5th at Tech CU Arena in San Jose, California.

Othmann, 21, just completed a brief 3-game stint with the Rangers and was recently sent down. Over the course of 28 games with the Pack, the rookie has compiled nine goals and 14 assists for 23 points.

Hollowell, 25, has been one of Hartford’s best defensemen with one goal and 25 assists for 26 points in 26 games.

Last season, defenseman Zac Jones and forward Will Cuylle were selected to participate. However, only Jones attended as Cuylle was called up for a brief stint with the Rangers last February.

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