Rangers recall McIlrath and Allen from AHL Hartford

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With defenseman Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) and Kevin Klein (foot) both sidelined, the New York Rangers have recalled Dylan McIlrath and Conor Allen from the Hartford Wolf Pack.

McIlrath was the Rangers’ tenth overall selection at the 2010 NHL Draft. The 22-year-old has 21 penalty minutes in eight games this season with the Wolf Pack. The 6-foot-5, 215 pound Winnipeg native made his NHL debut last season appearing in two games with New York. He wasted no time getting acclimated to the NHL game dropping the gloves with heavy-weight Brian McGrattan in just his second career game.

Allen, 24, also made his NHL debut with the Rangers last season appearing in three games. The un-drafted defenseman has two goals and three assists this season with Hartford. The Chicago native had 31 points in 72 games last season – his first year pro.

In addition to McDonagh and and Klein, the Rangers are without defenseman Dan Boyle (broken hand) and John Moore (suspended).