Glass, Gerbe, Nieves, and Hellberg Sent to Hartford
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.
OFFICIAL: #NYR have assigned Nieves, Hellberg, Gerbe and Glass to @WolfPackAHL. In addition Fontaine has been assigned to his junior team.— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 7, 2016
correction: Glass and Gerbe have been placed on waivers, but not officially assigned to Hartford.— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 7, 2016
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.