Rangers News: Stephen Valiquette Waived, Christensen claimed off waivers

After some dismal performances, the changes have begun it looks like, and Stephen Valiquette is first on the chopping block.

From the NY Post:

The Rangers have placed backup goaltender Stephen Valiquette on waivers and have claimed seventh-year center Erik Christensen off waivers from Anaheim.

Teams have 24 hours to claim Valiquette, who has spent the past four seasons with the Rangers, but has struggled with a 3.74 GAA in six games this season.

Christensen appeared in nine games for the Ducks this season without recording a point, but will receive "an opportunity," as expressed by coach John Tortorella, as Brandon Dubinsky recovers from a broken hand.

The Rangers will call up 23-year-old goaltender Chad Johnson, whom the Rangers received from the Penguins this summer in exchange for a fifth-round pick. Johnson has played 18 games for Hartford (AHL) this season, compiling a 10-6-1 record with three shutouts, a 2.10 goals against average, and a .926 save percentage.

Tortorella also announced an unspecified injury to Donald Brashear.

Erik Christensen

#26 / Center / Anaheim Ducks



Dec 17, 1983