Matt Lombardi on unconditional waivers to terminate contract

The Rangers have placed center Matt Lombardi on unconditional waivers, with the intent on terminating his contract, per Renaud Lavoie. Sounds like Lombardi didn’t want to play in the AHL, and will likely go back to Switzerland. Lombardi was given a two-year deal by the Rangers as insurance for the 3C position, but was beaten out by J.T. Miller. Lombardi…

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Rangers recall Mike Kostka

It comes with no surprise that the Rangers have recalled defenseman Mike Kostka from the Hartford Wolf Pack. With Dan Boyle out, the Rangers were short one right-handed defenseman, and Kosta was the only logical choice to fill in at the moment (Dylan McIlrath needs top minutes in the AHL). Matt Hunwick is a left-handed shot, which is why he…

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Rangers assign Chris Mueller to Hartford

With the Rangers in need of dropping one more forward to get to the 23 man roster (deadline was 5pm today), the Rangers assigned forward Chris Mueller to the Hartford Wolf Pack. Mueller was waived yesterday and cleared today, but was not immediately assigned to the AHL. This likely means that Kevin Hayes will not head to the IR, as…

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Rangers acquire Joey Crabb, make room for Duclair

The Rangers have traded defenseman Steve Kampfer and forward Andrew Yogan to the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward Joey Crabb,. The Rangers needed to clear one contract to ensure Anthony Duclair could make the club, and they did just that with this minor trade. Kampfer was going to be in the AHL all year, and Yogan has bounced between…

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Rangers waive Lombardi, Kostka, Kampfer

Per Renaud Lavoie, the Rangers have waived center Matt Lombardi and defensemen Steve Kampfer and Mike Kostka. As a formality, they have also placed goalie Cedrick Desjardins on waivers, but that was expected. He wasn’t on waivers during the┬álast round of cuts because he was injured, and injured players cannot be waived. This means that Matt Hunwick has likely won…

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Kristo, Bourque among those cut

The Rangers announced nine cuts today, including forwards Danny Kristo and Ryan Bourque: Forwards: Chris Bourque, Ryan Bourque, Danny Kristo, Nick Tarnasky Defensemen: Conor Allen, Mat Bodie, Tommy Hughes, Petr Zamorky Goalies: Jason Missiaen There are 34 players in camp now: Forwards (20): Derick Brassard, Anthony Duclair, Jesper Fast, Tanner Glass, Carl Hagelin, Ryan Haggerty, Kevin Hayes, Marek Hrivik, Chris…

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Rangers sign Ryan Malone

As expected for some time now, the Rangers have signed Ryan Malone to a one-year, two-way deal expected to be around $700,000, per Larry Brooks. This is a very low-risk signing, since the contract is two-way and will not have any cap implications should Malone need to be sent to the AHL. It also serves as competition for guys like…

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Quick notes: NHL top-60 prospects; AHL signings

Some quick notes on this Thursday morning: NHL.com released their top-60 prospects, and only one Ranger (Kevin Hayes) cracked the list at #49.┬áThat may seem a bit alarming, but it’s on par with what we’ve seen from other rankings. Although, it appears NHL.com’s list is heavy on who is closest to NHL ready, as top-end skill guys like Anthony Duclair…

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Rangers re-sign John Moore

Glen Sather’s offseason list is complete. RFA defenseman John Moore has re-signed on a one-year, $850k deal (his qualifying offer). Moore put up a line of 4-11-15 last season, averaging 15:19 in ice time. One interesting bit about the contract: This appears to be a “show me” deal for Moore. There are kids knocking at the door, specifically Brady Skjei…

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Rangers re-sign Ryan Bourque

The Rangers have agreed to terms with RFA forward Ryan Bourque. Bourque broke out last season with the Hartford Wolf Pack, notching his first 20-goal season as a pro (21-16-37). Previously a defensive forward, Bourque plays solid hockey in all three zones, and could be a dark horse to make the NHL club out of camp. Bob Crawford mentioned he…

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