Bantering Points: 9/3/23

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Christian Arnold relays word that former fan favorite Blueshirt Carl Hagelin announced his retirement from professional hockey in the wake of injuries to his eyes and hips (NY Post)

Vincent Mercogliano discusses what makes Brett Berard the seventh best prospect in New York's pipeline (LoHud)

Mercogliano also pointed to the strong showing Dylan Garand put forth during AHL Hartford's playoff run, and how that strong showing lands him at #6 on the team's prospect list (LoHud)

Aaron Sweeney lists three storylines to keep an eye on as the Blueshirts get set to embark on yet another quest for the Stanley Cup (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

Free agent forward Patrick Kane has resumed on-ice activities in the wake of offseason hip surgery and is likely to sign a contract with a team closer to training camp (NBC Sports)

Ivan Fedotov, a goaltender signed to a contract with the Philadelphia Flyers, violated IIHF imposed sanctions as he suited up in the season opening game for CSKA Moscow of the KHL (Sportsnet)

The Pittsburgh Penguins agreed to professional tryout agreements with forward Austin Wagner, defenseman Mark Pysyk, and defenseman Libor Hajek (TSN)