The Rangers have cleared up some cap space and some of their winger logjam, sending Vlad Namestnikov to the Ottawa Senators. The Rangers get a 2021 4th rounder and Nick Ebert, a former 7th round pick by the LA Kings in 2012. He’s in the AHL now and doesn’t really have an AHL future, let alone a NHL future. He was included because Ottawa was at 49 signed contracts and likely didn’t want to get to 50 with the trade.
The Rangers retained $750,000 on this deal, freeing up $3.25 million in cap space and opening a roster spot in the bottom-six (or top-six if Ryan Strome is moved down the lineup).
Have to admit, Rob nailed this one.