News: Rangers Send Down Ryan McDonagh, Pavel Valentenko

The Rangers have sent down Ryan McDonagh and Pavel Valenenko to Hartford of the AHL

…Well I guess Michael Sauer is your 6th defenseman. Good for him. He deserves it.

McDonagh doesn’t have to go through waivers to be sent down while Sauer does have to pass through waivers

Mats Zuccarello and Dale Weise were also sent down

No other cuts were made today

…So we get no answer on Todd White and Derek Stepan yet.

Larry Brooks tweets that the Rangers could get to 23 players by placing Chris Drury and Vinny Prospal on IR.

The Rangers practice tomorrow at 9AM

New York, October 3, 2010 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defensemen Ryan McDonagh and Pavel Valentenko have been assigned to Hartford (AHL). In addition, forwards Dale Weise and Mats Zuccarello, who were recalled from Hartford yesterday, have been reassigned to the Wolf Pack.

The Rangers now have 25 players remaining in training camp, including two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 16 forwards. The Blueshirts practice schedule for tomorrow, October 4, is 9:00 a.m. at the MSG Training Center.

New York will begin their 2010-2011 regular season schedule vs. the Buffalo Sabres, on Saturday, October 9 (7:00 p.m.), at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, marking the third consecutive season the Blueshirts will open the season on the road.

PLAYERS ASSIGNED TO HARTFORD (AHL) ON 10/3/10:
Defense (2): Ryan McDonagh, Pavel Valentenko
Forward (2): Dale Weise, Mats Zuccarello

PLAYERS STILL IN NEW YORK RANGERS TRAINING CAMP:
Goal (2): Martin Biron, Henrik Lundqvist
Defense (7): Michael Del Zotto, Steve Eminger, Matt Gilroy, Dan Girardi, Michal Rozsival, Michael Sauer, Marc Staal
Forward (16): Artem Anisimov, Sean Avery, Derek Boogaard, Brian Boyle, Ryan Callahan, Erik Christensen, Chris Drury, Brandon Dubinsky, Ruslan Fedotenko, Alex Frolov, Marian Gaborik, Tim Kennedy, Vinny Prospal, Brandon Prust, Derek Stepan, Todd White