The two jobs open in the Rangers lineup are third line center and fourth line right wing, according to Allan Muir. (SI)
JT Miller is who the Rangers want to fill that role but he will be challenged by Matthew Lombardi who can likely play the “up-tempo” game that Alain Vigneault wants. (SI)
- The Rangers have said that they have made Miller “aware” of the opportunity that he has.
Jesper Fast was in position to fill the fourth-line RW spot but now has to contend with Kevin Hayes who would rather “go through an opponent than around him.” That type of physical play is something the Rangers are lacking while Fast brings a two-way game that may be more NHL ready. (SI)