Rangers recall defenceman Raphael Diaz from AHL

Lundqvist made 29 saves and the Rangers took advantage of some sloppy defensive play by Pittsburgh in a 4-2 victory on Saturday that evened their series at 1-1.

The New York Rangers recalled defenceman Raphael Diaz from the American Hockey League on Monday.

The 30-year-old Switzerland native scored six goals, notched 15 assists and posted a plus-11 rating in 37 regular-season games for the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack.

In 12 career NHL playoff games, the 5-foot-11 197-pounder has been held pointless.

Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News wrote on Sunday that Diaz could draw into the lineup and replace Dylan McIlrath for Game 3 against the Pittsburgh Penguins Tuesday night.

McIlrath, 23, played 9:07 in Game 2 and was a plus-1.

New York’s series against the Penguins is tied 1-1.

Diaz last played in the NHL in 2014-15, when he had two goals and two assists in 56 games with the Calgary Flames.

The right-hand shot has also previously played for the Vancouver Canucks, Rangers and Montreal Canadiens.

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