Update: 5:12PM: Bruce Berlet spoke with Redden who said that he wasn’t surprised that he wasn’t invited to training camp:
“I only talked to (Rangers coach John) Tortorella, and I didn’t seem to fit into their plans,” Redden said. “But I hope to get another job in the NHL, so I’m going to work and play as hard as I can and hope for the best.”
He also said that Redden preferred to report to Hartford rather than try to play in Europe.
Update: 1:08PM: Andrew Gross says that the Rangers not expected to have any veteran tryout players at training camp.
Original Post: 12:19PM Steve Zipay reports at Newsday that defenseman Wade Redden will not be on the Rangers training camp roster when it is released later today.
Redden spent last season with the Whale after he was waived at the start of training camp.
He can refuse his assignment to Hartford and give up the rest of his contract and become a free agent.
Redden had planned on attending training camp.
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I hope that he voids his contract because I would like to see him get another chance to play in the NHL. Either that or he can stay in Hartford, collect his money, and be a mentor to the players down there. Ryan McDonagh and Michael Del Zotto raved about him.