New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has released forward Mark Smith from his try-out agreement and reassigned the following five players to Hartford (AHL): goaltender Miika Wiikman; defenseman Michael Sauer
; and forwards Dane Byers, Francis Lessard and Lauri Korpikoski.
The Rangers now have 27 players remaining in training camp, including three goaltenders, nine defensemen and 15 forwards.
The Blueshirts continue their exhibition schedule on Friday at 7 p.m. when the team hosts the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden.PLAYERS RELEASED ON 9/26/07Forward
-- Mark SmithPLAYERS REASSIGNED ON 9/27/07Goaltenders
-- Miika WiikmanDefense
-- Michael SauerForwards
-- Dane Byers, Francis Lessard, Lauri KorpikoskiPLAYERS STILL IN TRAINING CAMPGoaltenders
-- Henrik Lundqvist
, Al Montoya and Steve ValiquetteDefense
-- Dan Girardi
, Andrew Hutchinson, Marek Malik, Paul Mara, Thomas Pock, Michal Rozsival, Marc Staal
, Jason Strudwick, and Fedor Tyutin.Forwards
-- Artem Anisimov
, Sean Avery
, Blair Betts, Ryan Callahan
, Nigel Dawes, Chris Drury, Brandon Dubinsky
, Scott Gomez, Ryan Hollweg, Marcel Hossa, Jaromir Jagr, Colton Orr, Petr Prucha, Martin Straka, and Brendan Shanahan.