NEWS: Matthew Lombardi, Michael Kostka and Steven Kampfer on waivers

Matthew LombardiThe Rangers have placed Matthew Lombardi, Michael Kostka and Steven Kampfer on waivers with the intention of sending them to Hartford. (Renaud Lavoie)

The Rangers have also placed Cedrick Desjardins on waivers. (Renaud Lavoie)

Lombardi ($800,000) and Kostka ($650,000) both have one-way contracts so their salaries will stay the same in the AHL but will not count against the cap.

Desjardins ($600,000) and Kampfer ($550,000) are both on two-way deals with Desjardins making $300,000 in the AHL and Kampfer making $150,000.

This indicates that Matt Hunwick has won the 7th defense spot.

Lombardi only played in two preseason games after suffering a groin injury. Last night he was a minus two, had one shot attempt that missed the net, 1 hit, 2 giveaways, a takeaway and was 8 and 4 on faceoffs.

Players on the bubble who WOULD need to clear waivers to go to Hartford include Ryan Malone, Chris Mueller and Lee Stempniak. (Cap Geek)

Players who are on the bubble who DO NOT NEED waivers include Kevin Hayes, Ryan Haggerty, JT Miller, Jesper Fast, Marek Hrivik, Oscar Lindberg, Dylan McIlrath. (Cap Geek)

Tomorrow is the last day to place players on waivers before the Tuesday deadline to set your roster.

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Note: The Rangers lineup for tomorrow against New Jersey

The Rangers have announced their lineup for tomorrow night’s game against New Jersey:

Forwards: JT Miller, Ryan Malone, Dominic Moore, Ryan Haggerty, Matthew Lombardi, Marek Hrivik, Oscar Lindberg, Kevin Hayes, Carl Hagelin, Anthony Duclair, Chris Mueller and Jesper Fast

Defense: Michael Kostka, Dan Girardi, Kevin Klein, John Moore, Matt Hunwick, Steven Kampfer.

Goalies: Cam Talbot and Henrik Lundqvist. Talbot is expected to play the whole game.


News: Rangers announce latest round of cuts

RANGERS121The Rangers have announced their latest round of cuts and the following players have been sent down/re-assigned:

Forwards: Chris Bourque, Ryan Bourque, Danny Kristo, Nick Tanasky

Defense: Conor Allen, Mat Bodie, Tommy Hughes, Petr Zamorsky

Goalie: Jason Missiaen

Both Bourque brothers and Nick Tarnasky are also on waivers. (Re aid Lavoie)

Cedrick Desjardins is day to day and will be sent down when healthy. (Andrew Gross)

Here are the players still in camp:

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Practice: Kevin Hayes on the wing/new lines

12:21PM: The Rangers did PP work with Kreider, Brassard and Zuccarello up front and Dan Boyle and Chris Mueller on the points. The other unit was St. Louis, Miller, Nash, Ryan McDonagh and Michael Kostka. (NYR)

11:09AM: Kevin Hayes is skating today on the wing with Chris Mueller in the middle and Anthony Duclair on the other side. (Gross)

The other lines at the skate are (Gross):

  • Chris Kreider, Derick Brassard, Mats Zuccarello
  • Rick Nash, JT Miller, Marty St. Louis
  • Marek Hrivik, Matthew Lombardi and Jesper Fast

The defense pairs working together are Marc Staal and Dan Boyle, Mat Bodie and Dylan McIlrath, Matt Hunwick and Michael Kostka, Ryan McDonagh and Steven Kampfer

FINAL: Rangers 4 Blackhawks 1

First Period:

  • Oscar Lindberg (1) Wrist shot – ASST: Lee Stempniak (1), Conor Allen (1)
  • Anthony Duclair (1) Wrist shot – ASST: Rick Nash (1), Derick Brassard (1)

Second Period:

  • Dennis Rasmussen (1) Wrist shot – ASST: Phillip Danault (1)

Third Period:

  • PPG – J.T. Miller (1) Tip-in – ASST: John Moore (1), Anthony Duclair (1)
  • Marek Hrivik (1) Wrist shot – ASST: Ryan McDonagh (1)



Adam’s Thoughts:

  •  Anthony Duclair certainly showed why there is hype around him. He may be one of those guys who is ready to play in the AHL but can’t because the rules state he has another year to play in junior. I don’t think he should/will make the Rangers but this was a really good first impression. I don’t think there is enough ice time for him with the Rangers and the best situation would be for him to go to the AHL but instead he will get another year to dominate in the QMJHL, hopefully make Team Canada for the World Juniors and then play for the memorial cup.
  • JT Miller was good again and has probably tightened his grip on locking up a roster spot and likely filling in for Derek Stepan while he was out. The big game on faceoffs is very encouraging and nice to see.
  • I liked what Rick Nash showed tonight. He had good legs, went to the net, was engaged and looked a lot like the player the Rangers need him to be.
  • One thing that may work in Oscar Lindberg’s favor, towards getting a spot on the roster, is his ability on the PK, especially with Derek Stepan out.

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Read: The lineup for tomorrow night against Chicago

9/25/14 | 3:45PM: The Rangers have announced their lineup for tomorrow night’s preseason game against Chicago (NYR):

  • Chris Bourque, JT Miller, Mats Zuccarello
  • Nick Tarkasky, Dominic Moore, Ryan Haggerty
  • Marek Hrivik, Oscar Lindberg, Lee Stempniak
  • Anthony Duclair, Derick Brassard, Rick Nash

The defense will be Ryan McDonagh and Dylan McIlrath, John Moore and Dan Girardi and Conor Allen and Kevin Klein.

Henrik Lundqvist and Cedrick Desjardins will be the goalies.