Bob McKenzie dropped a bit of a bomb just now, saying the Rangers are working on trading forward Emerson Etem. It could go down today, might not go at all, but they are working on it now. Etem was acquired at the draft in exchange for Carl Hagelin in a wildly unpopular but necessary move.
Etem never clicked with the Rangers, spending most of his time as a healthy scratch for Alain Vigneault. He’s played just 19 games with the Rangers, registering three assists.
Pat Leonard says Etem has been assigned to the AHL for conditioning. This doesn’t get in the way of a trade, and conditioning assignments do not require waivers. Also worth noting that conditioning assignments can be ended at any time.