Bantering Points: 10/9/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Peter Botte notes that just as Filip Chytil returned to practice from an injury, Alexis Lafreniere missed practice with an injury of his own (NY Post)

Alex Chauvancy previews what to expect out of the Metropolitan Division for the upcoming season (The Hockey Writers)

Sasha Kandrach chatted with Will Cuylle about being named the winner of the Lars-Erik Sjoberg award as the top rookie in training camp for the Blueshirts (Official Team Site)

The Athletic publi$hed an excerpt with variou$ nugget$ from the 1993-94 $ea$on from former Ranger$’ beat writer Rick Carpiniello’$ book (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

The Vancouver Canucks acquired forward Sam Lafferty from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a fifth round selection in the 2024 Entry Draft (ESPN)

The Detroit Red Wings agreed to a one year contract with forward Zach Aston-Reese (TSN)

Shane Wright, who the Seattle Kraken received an exemption to assign to the AHL rather than being sent back to major juniors as a 19 year old,  was among one of five players the Kraken assigned to AHL Coachella Valley (Sportsnet)