Dale Weise Claimed By Canucks

There has been a lot of action in Rangerland, as the Vancouver Canucks have claimed now ex-New York Ranger forward Dale Weise off of waivers.  Weise had a good preseason, but in reality, there was no real place for him on this roster. With Mats Zuccarello claiming the last spot, Weise was bound to be sent back to the AHL.  The…

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Breaking News: Sean Avery To Be Waived

Looks like Erik Christensen has won the battle for the final roster spot.  Sean Avery will be waived by the New York Rangers.  Avery was a healthy scratch for the last two preseason games, and many, including myself, thought it was so that cocah John Tortorella could get a longer look at what they had in Christensen.  It turns out…

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Rangers Win Again Despite Sloppy First Period; Weise On Waivers

The Rangers weathered the proverbial storm in the first period against HC Slovan, and came out on top of the Slovakian team 4-1 in Bratislava.  Let’s get to the bullet points. Mats Zuccarello had another strong game. He already solidified his roster spot, but he may be a dark horse to wind up on the top line if Wojtek Wolski…

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Valentenko Clears Waivers

In a bit of surprising yet unsurprising news, no claims were put in for any of the players placed on waivers over the weekend.  That means Pavel Valentenko cleared waivers and can be assigned to the CT Whale.  I said that if anyone were to be claimed on waivers, it would be Tenk, but it’s good to see he is…

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Waiver Status Of Each Rangers Player

To explain waivers a little bit at a high level: it was implemented to prevent teams from trapping players in their minor leagues.  When a player is waived, the 29 remaining teams have the ability to put in a claim for the player before he is sent to the AHL.  Waiver priority is based on record (worst record gets top…

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Searching The Waiver Wire For Options: Zherdev, Rivet

The NHL waiver wire normally gets a bump in action as the trade deadline approaches as teams try to create flexibility both in salary and roster spots.  Today’s waiver action has some intriguing names in former Rangers as Nik Zherdev and Ales Kotalik along with Marek Svatos and Buffalo Sabres captain Craig Rivet. The most intriguing of those names from…

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White/Kennedy Clear Waivers; Drury/Prospal On IR

When the Rangers waived centers Todd White and Tim Kennedy yesterday, many assumed that one or both would be claimed, especially Kennedy, who comes very cheap. However, both cleared waivers. Since both have cleared waivers, their salaries ($2.375 for White, $550,000 for Kennedy) are removed from the Rangers cap. The Rangers have 30 days to assign them to the AHL,…

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Wade Redden To Be Placed On Waivers

As per Larry Brooks, defenseman Wade Redden will be placed on waivers today at noon. It looks like the Rangers have found his replacement in either Ryan McDonagh, Michael Sauer, Garnet Exelby, Alexei Semenov, or any of the other young defensemen. Redden was given an ultimatum at the end of last season, saying show up ready to play, or be…

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Brashear, Voros, Rissmiller Waived

Several Twitter posts have said the Rangers waived Donald Brashear, Aaron Voros, and Patrick Rissmiller. There are rumors of them being bought out, but the only one that makes sense to buyout from a salary cap perspective would be Voros. Rissmiller hasn’t been with the team since he signed his contract, and a buyout would just add an unnecessary cap…

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Voros/Lisin Waived

Still posting from my phone. Enver Lisin and Aaron Voros have been waived.