Rangers Return Andre Deveaux to Whale

New York, December 1, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Andre Deveaux has been assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Montreal Canadiens' Mathieu Darche (52) checks New York Rangers center Andre Deveaux (33) during third period NHL hockey action in Montreal November 19, 2011.Deveaux, 27, has registered one assist and 29 penalty minutes in nine games with the Rangers.  He tallied his first point as a Ranger with an assist on the game-winning goal on November 5 vs. Montreal.  Deveaux made his debut with the Blueshirts on October 31 vs. San Jose, following his recall from Connecticut the day before.  The Rangers have posted a record of 7-2-0 when he is in the lineup.  Deveaux has missed the last three games while serving a three-game suspension.

He returns to Connecticut where he has registered four goals and two assists, along with 23 penalty minutes in nine games this season.  Deveaux led the team and was tied for fifth in the AHL with three power play goals at the time of his recall on October 30.  He was also tied for the team lead in goals and second in points.

The Freeport, Bahamas native was signed by the Rangers as a free agent on August 16, 2011. He was originally selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the sixth round, 182nd overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

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