Buzz: Pavel Valentenko To Return To North America (Update)

Update:9:35AM: According to Dmitry Chesnokov, Valentenko will take part in the Rangers prospect camp.

Original Post: 5:37PM: June 17th:

According to Laurie from Beyond The Blueshirts, citing Russian reports, Rangers prospect Pavel Valentenko is expected to return to North America for next season.

Valentenko was acquired in the Scott Gomez deal along with Ryan McDonagh and Christopher Higgins.

…He is always forgotten about, Laurie says he has one year left on his contract so that could put him in Hartford.

He isn’t ranked as one of the Rangers top 20 Prospects