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NY Rangers trade Vlad Namestnikov to Ottawa Senators

NY Rangers get draft picks from the Ottawa Senators for Vlad Namestnikov

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.