While Slats is recovering, Assistant General Manager Jeff Gorton is running the day-to-day operations. Gorton represented the Rangers at the general managers meetings in Toronto this week, and will be taking over where Slats left off. This includes player management, salary cap management, and collective bargaining.
Gorton’s history with the Bruins –where he served as interim general manager in 2006– includes orchestrating the Andrew Raycroft-Tuuka Rask swap, and drafted Phil Kessel, Milan Lucic, and Brad Marchand. Those are four key pieces on what is a very good Bruins team.
The most important thing here is that Slats gets well soon.