Predators Trade For DupontNews: The Predators have acquired Dupont from the Rangers in a trade that sends forward Andreas Thuresson to New York, the Preds' official site reports. Analysis: Dupont is the more physical of the two restricted free-agent forwards involved in this swap. He roughed his way for 389 penalty minutes with AHL Hartford/Connecticut between 2007-11, and effectively avoided goon status by racking up 58 goals and 98 helpers in that same time frame.
Rangers Call Up DupontNews: The Rangers have recalled Dupont from Connecticut of the AHL. Analysis: He'll add some more depth to the forward lines now that the team has been decimated by injuries up front, but the fact that Dupont didn't make it into Thursday's game against the Hurricanes shows that he's here for a minor role and not a major one. Dupont had 20 points this season for Connecticut before the call-up.
Rangers assign nine to AHLNews: The New York Rangers assigned Joe Barnes, Alex Bourret, Brodie Dupont, Mitch Fritz, Bruce Graham, Chris Holt, Greg Moore, Jake Taylor and Matt Zaba to Hartford of the AHL on Wednesday. Analysis: Bourret is a hot prospect in the Rangers system and Holt might see some time at the NHL level at some point. Other than that, none of the other players are worth a look in Fantasy Hockey at this time.