Rangers send Zuccarello down to AHL

The Rangers announced Monday that they have sent Mats Zuccarello down the AHL affiliate Connecticut Whale.

Zuccarello had been recalled on April 8, tallying an assist in the season finale against the Devils and playing in Game 1 against the Capitals in place of Sean Avery, playing for just 7:30. He hasn't played the last two games, though, as Avery has returned to the lineup.

The rookie likely finishes his season with six goals and 17 assists in 43 games (including playoffs) and two game-winning goals.