Bantering Points: 10/3/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Mollie Walker points to Tyler Pitlick as an under the radar signing that has established himself as a solid depth option for the Blueshirts (NY Post)

Walker also relays word that Filip Chytil’s upper body injury could be severe enough to keep him out of next week’s season opener against the Buffalo Sabres (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson notes that with the Rangers’ roster currently standing at 25 players, at least two more cuts will need to be made before the start of the season (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano makes his final projection for what the opening night roster will look like (LoHud)

Mercogliano also chatted with Blake Wheeler about his adjustments to Broadway since signing with the team over the summer (LoHud)

Lucas Standel believes that the Rangers’ current core is good enough to lead them to a championship (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

The Anaheim Ducks agreed to a three year, $17.25 million contract with forward Trevor Zegras (NBC Sports)

The Ottawa Senators waived four players, most notably 2018 first round pick Jacob Bernard-Docker (Sportsnet)

Forwards Jansen Harkins (WPG –> PIT) and Samuel Fagemo (LAK–> NSH) have been claimed off of waivers (TSN)