In preparation for a bigger move, the team is looking for space for caps
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After it was announced that both Jake Leschyshyn and Vitali Kravtsov had been dropped due to “roster management reasons”, there was no doubt more news to come. Today we get the next step in the Rangers’ Trade Deadline saga, as the organization has just placed Leschyshyn on waivers.
Leschyshyn wasn’t exactly great in his time on Broadway. The young attacker plays in 13 games and has not yet registered a point. It makes perfect sense that of the two players scratched, he would be the one the team would want removed as a non-acquisition. This may be the last stretch the Blueshirts need to make a big move. Whether that’s for someone like Timo Meier or with all the attention surrounding Patrick Kane has yet to be fully determined. But Vince Mercogliano points out a few things the Rangers should do to chase another expensive play, and that starts with one of the scratched players waiving.
With the NHL Trade Deadline less than a week away, the team has some work to do. Acquiring an NHL caliber 4th line center should be at the top of their list, but it seems other things are happening first.
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