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Rangers recall Dawes, Moore, demote Callahan, bench Hollweg

NEW YORK -- The Rangers recalled Nigel Dawes and Greg Moore
from Hartford of the AHL on Sunday. Both forwards played in the team's 5-1 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes.

New York, which scored only nine goals in losing four of the
previous five (1-3-1), benched checking forward Ryan Hollweg and
sent struggling second-year player Ryan Callahan down to Hartford.

Dawes and Moore played on a line centered by Chris Drury.

Dawes had four goals and an assist in 16 games earlier this
season with the Rangers before being assigned last month to
Hartford, where he had nine goals and 18 assists in 14 contests.
Moore scored a team-high 15 goals for the Wolf Pack and helped set
up 14 others in 26 games.

Moore was pointless in his only game with the Rangers this
season, Nov. 21 at Tampa Bay.

Callahan, 22, has a goal and 12 penalty minutes for New York in
15 games, but didn't record a point in the seven since he returned
from a knee injury that sidelined him for a month (16 games).

Hollweg has just one assist and 11 penalty minutes in 31 games
this season, and is a minus-7. He got only 5 minutes, 49 seconds of
ice time on Wednesday in New York's 5-4 overtime loss at
Washington.

The Rangers also played without forward Marcel Hossa and No. 1
goalie Henrik Lundqvist, due to the flu. Hossa was scratched from
the lineup, while Lundqvist dressed as the backup to Steve
Valiquette.

Defenseman Marek Malik returned from a three-game benching to
fill in for Jason Strudwick, who moved up from the blue line to
play as a forward in place of Hossa.