The Rangers have announced their next round of cuts, and the big name is Lias Andersson being returned to Hartford.
- Returned to Hartford: Andersson, Steven Fogarty, Libor Hajek, Ryan Lindgren, Michael Lindqvist, Ville Meskanen, Rob O’Gara
- Waived (to be sent to Hartford): Chris Bigras, Peter Holland, Marek Mazanec, Cole Schneider, Dustin Tokarski
The rest of the players sent down aren’t overly surprising, but Andersson had a relatively strong preseason and was penciled into the starting lineup. Remember though, this season isn’t about rushing the prospects. He will be back, and this is not a move in the wrong direction for him.
Another surprise: Brett Howden made the club over Andersson. Good for him. He also had a very strong camp.
#NYR Active Roster:
Forwards (13): Buchnevich, Chytil, Fast, Hayes, Howden, Kreider, Lettieri, McLeod, Namestnikov, Spooner, Vesey, Zibanejad, Zuccarello
Defensemen (8): Claesson, DeAngelo, McQuaid, Pionk, Shattenkirk, Skjei, Smith, Staal
Goaltenders (2): Georgiev, Lundqvist pic.twitter.com/s69CYUZxi5
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) September 28, 2018
The Rangers have a very good forward group. Also, as expected, the Rangers are keeping eight defensemen for the time being.