Paille was one of seven players that were recalled from AHL Hartford on Wednesday. Following the conclusion of Hartford's season, the Rangers made this mass recall to provide additional depth in the postseason. In addition to Paille, the recent recalls consist of Mat Bodie, Chris Brown, Ryan Graves, Nicklas Jensen, Jayson Megna, and Chris Summers. Barring a multitude of injuries to the Rangers' lineup, none of these players are likely to participate in postseason hockey.
Paille cleared waivers and was reassigned to AHL Hartford on Sunday. The Paille experiment lasted all of 12 games for the Rangers. The 2011 Stanley Cup winner will head back to the minors after failing to record a point with the Rangers. In 31 games for the Chicago's AHL affiliate earlier this season, Paille scored one goal and three assists.
The Rangers waived Paille on Saturday. Paille was unable to carve out a meaningful role with the Rangers since signing with the team on Jan. 21, failing to register a single point in the 12 games he's suited up for since that date. The 31-year-old winger will likely pass through waivers unclaimed, at which point he will probably be assigned to the Rangers' AHL affiliate.
Paille was minus-1 with two shots on goal in a loss to Ottawa on Sunday. Not a lot to report here as the former first round draft pick (Buffalo, 2002) logged just over 11 minutes of total ice time, a reduction from the 15 minutes he registered in his Rangers on Friday against Carolina. Still, head coach Alain Vigneault was none-too-pleased with his team's performance and is not shy about shaking up his lines to send a message. All things considered, the veteran forward is not likely to ever repeat his career best campaign 35 points in 77 games in his sophomore season (2007-08) with Buffalo.
Paille signed with the Rangers on Thursday, Sean Harnett of WFAN 660 reports. Paille was on a professional tryout with the Blackhawks, but was let go before the start of the season. In the AHL, the winger has logged one goal and three assists in 31 contests. The 31-year-old played for the Bruins during the 2014-15 campaign, registering 13 points in 71 games.
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