The Rangers have re-signed forward Cody McLeod to a one-year deal. McLeod played 25 games with the Rangers last year after being picked up off waivers from Nashville. He put up a pair of assists while playing primarily fourth line minutes.
I’m a little puzzled by this signing. The Rangers had 8 forwards signed, with 3 more RFAs pending signing. This doesnlt count guys like Boo Nieves, Vinni Lettieri, Lias Andersson, and Filip Chytil. McLeod is rather useless on the ice. He’s a face puncher who doesn’t do much else.
Embrace the tank, I guess.
Update: Now with some time to digest, McLeod will likely be a 13/14F. He won’t be a regular in the NHL lineup. He won’t be sent to the AHL to take up a spot there. He’s an injury replacement. I’m not overly concerned.