WEEKES OUT: LATE XMAS GIFT TO RANGER FANS

Turbo

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New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that goaltender Stephen Valiquette has been recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), while goaltender Kevin Weekes has been placed on Injured Reserve due to a strained quadricep muscle that was suffered in yesterday's practice.

Valiquette, 29, has posted a 17-12-0 record, along with a 2.34 goals against average and a .909 save percentage in 30 games with Hartford (AHL) this season. Among AHL goaltending leaders, he currently ranks sixth with a 2.34 goals against average and is tied for seventh with 17 wins and two shutouts. In his last 10 games, Valiquette has recorded seven wins, along with a 2.21 goals against average and a .912 save percentage.

Weekes, 31, has appeared in 14 games with the Rangers this season, posting a 4-6-2 record, along with a 3.39 goals against average and an .879 save percentage.

The Blueshirts return to action on Thursday evening when they will face off against the Carolina Hurricanes at the RBC Center (7:00 PM).

http://www.newyorkrangers.com/pressbox/pressreleases.asp?id=2679
 

andrew_bishop

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Yeah I see this as being a good thing for the Rangers. Not like he does a real lot for the team anyway. But he has potential in the league however he has not lived to that yet and he is really running out of time.

Im actually out of words on this topic =0
 

Turbo

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i couldn't be happier....he's overpayed and as a really poor goalie. he commits too early and always drops leaving the top of the net open. i hope he's done for good.
 

Babe_Ruth

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I never liked Kevin Weekes and never thought of him being a good NHL goalie. Even though your happy that this guy came up it's still Henrik Lungquist team, and he'll be playing almost every game down the stretch. Especially being in the playoff hunt.
 

andrew_bishop

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Weeks never did start off really in his NHL career. Took him like 3 years or something to get his first win. Thats not much help to the Rangers. I agree he is overpaid and he does not have enough talent to be paid that money. This is a good break for the Rangers if you think about it.