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Bantering Points: 1/9/19

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NHL: New York Rangers at Vegas Golden Knights Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Thomas Ketko reports that Montreal Canadiens’ defenseman David Schlemko cleared waivers yesterday, and will be reporting to AHL Laval (Sportsnet)
  • After skating in only 17 games following a November trade from Chicago, Arizona Coyotes forward Nick Schmaltz is set to miss the rest of the 2018-19 campaign due to a “lower body injury” (TSN)
  • James O’Brien highlights the fact that Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov is scoring points at a level the league hasn’t seen since the turn of the century (NBC Sports)
  • Shayna Goldman examines how taxes in specific markets impact a player’s take-home salary (Hockey Graphs)