Rangers recall F Newbury after losing Halpern

The New York Rangers have recalled forward Kris Newbury from

Connecticut of the AHL after losing veteran center Jeff Halpern on

waivers to the Montreal Canadiens.

The 31-year-old Newbury has one assist and 66 penalty minutes in

19 regular-season games over three seasons for New York. His lone

appearance this season with the Rangers was Jan. 24 at

Philadelphia.

Newbury has four goals, four assists and 130 penalty minutes in

67 career NHL games over seven seasons with the Rangers, Toronto,

and Detroit.

In 62 games this season with Connecticut, Newbury has 18 goals

and 38 assists. He is the team leader in assists and points and is

tied for first in goals.

Halpern, a 36-year-old checking forward, had one assist and was

minus-5 in 30 games for New York.