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Glass, Gerbe, Nieves, and Hellberg Sent to Hartford

NHL: New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Rangers have waived three forwards and goaltender Magnus Hellberg to the Hartford Wolf Pack. Gabriel Fontaine has also been assigned to his junior team.

Marek Hrivik and Nicklas Jensen cleared waivers yesterday.

Forwards (14): Pavel Buchnevich, Jesper Fast, Michael Grabner, Kevin Hayes, Josh Jooris, Chris Kreider, Oscar Lindberg, J.T. Miller, Rick Nash, Brandon Pirri, Derek Stepan, Jimmy Vesey, Mika Zibanejad, Mats Zuccarello

Defensemen (8): Adam Clendening, Dan Girardi, Nick Holden, Kevin Klein, Ryan McDonagh, Dylan McIlrath, Brady Skjei, Marc Staal

Goaltenders (2): Henrik Lundqvist, Antti Raanta

We can expect Lindberg to start the season on the LTIR which brings the Rangers’ roster down to 23 players.

The big news here is Tanner Glass and Nathan Gerbe being assigned to the AHL. There were reports that Gerbe might have an out-clause to play in the Swiss League, so we will have to keep an eye on that. He has a one-year, $600,000 contract.

Glass has one year left on his contract and carries a cap hit of $1,450,000. The 32-year-old played 17 games in the AHL last season and 57 games with the Rangers.

It appears that the Rangers will have a fourth line that can score some goals after all.