Larry Brooks writes in the NY Post that it's time for the Rangers to recall Tanner Glass from Hartford. (NY Post)
Brooks writes that no one currently on the Rangers, "forces the opposition to keep its collective head up ... whose presence discourages opponents from taking liberties."
He says that Glass can replace Matt Puempel or Marek Hrivik on the fourth line and that while Glass might not limit the hit the Rangers take, he would at least, "send a message that even if the Rangers won't hit first, they will at least hit back." (NY Post)
In Hartford this season, Glass has five goals and two assists in 27 games with 49 PIM and three fights.
Glass was sent to Hartford prior to the start of the season and played in three preseason games.
The Rangers were happy with their level of physical play after their 3-2 victory in Philadelphia on Nov. 25.
Adam Rotter: The Rangers may need to increase their level of toughness but Glass is not the answer. The only way Glass is a fit is if the Rangers are in desperate need of someone for 2-3 games but he is not a long-term solution for this season. The Rangers want to win with speed, tempo and offense but there is room for someone who brings an edge as long as they can skate, keep up with the pace and kill penalties. I like how the Rangers roster is constructed and like it even more when everyone is healthy. I think that there is good depth and players who can do different things.