Holland was placed on waivers by the Rangers on Saturday, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports. Holland provided the team with some ice time with a number of the regulars unavailable due to injury or because they were linked to trade talks. With Chris Kreider available again for the club, Holland will likely return to the minors if unclaimed.
Holland scored a goal and an assist in a 7-4 loss to the Flyers on Sunday. The 27-year-old only posted two points and no goals in his first 14 games with the Rangers, so to say the least, this was a breakout performance for the new member of the Blueshirts. Prior to joining the Rangers, Holland had five goals and 11 points with the Coyotes, so he now has six scores and 15 points in 49 games overall this season.
Holland was recalled from AHL Hartford on Tuesday. Holland was sent down as the Rangers went on break for All-Star Weekend, but now that they're back and prepping for a game Thursday, the pivot will make his return to the ranks of the big club. That said, the team is already carrying 12 healthy forwards, so there's no guaranteed role waiting for the Toronto native.
Holland was reassigned to AHL Hartford on Friday. Holland accrued two assists and 10 shots on goal through six games in this NHL stint, but with the All-Star break on the horizon, his services won't be needed until at least Feb. 1 for a game against the Maple Leafs.
Holland record an assist through 13:40 of ice time during Tuesday's 5-1 win over Philadelphia. The 2009 first-round pick collected 13 goals and 20 assists through 36 games in the AHL with Laval and Hartford before being recalled to the Rangers on Monday. Holland is capable of playing bottom-six minutes and chipping in occasional offense at the highest level, but it's unlikely the 27-year-old forward establishes himself as a viable fantasy asset over the coming weeks.
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