As per Steve Zipay’s twitter, Mathieu Dandenault is headed to Hartford on a tryout basis. Dandenault, 33, is a defenseman who played for the Montreal Canadiens for the last four seasons, putting up respectable numbers. Actually, he put up numbers comparable to a few high priced defensemen on the current Rangers roster. Dandenault was on a tryout with the Sharks this offseason, but was eventually released.
The Rangers lucked out with one team’s garbage, maybe this one can work out too. He only needs to be a seventh defenseman anyway.
Side note: I’m categorizing this under Signings for now. He didn’t sign yet, it’s just a tryout. I just couldn’t think of a category to put this under and didn’t want to create a new category.
Stick-tap to Mike Axisa for the heads up.
Update 5:25pm: As per Beyond The Blueshirts twitter, Dandenault signed a 25-game tryout contract.