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Rangers Daily Prospect Update -- Aug. 24

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Pavel Valentenko, one of the two Rangers prospects obtained in the June 30 trade involving Scott Gomez, suffered his first preseason defeat with Moscow Dynamo on Monday, as visiting Dynamo fell to Swiss league powerhouse HC Lugano 5-2. Valentenko, however, managed to pick up his second point of the preseason, assisting on Leonid Komarov's power-play goal, which gave Dynamo a 1-0 lead at 5:33 of the first period. After spending some weeks training in Switzerland, Dynamo will return to Moscow for its remaining preseason games.

Valentenko P. VALENTENKO
Team: Moscow Dynamo
Position: Defense
Height: 6-2  Weight: 218 lbs.
Born: Oct. 20, 1987
Preseason Stats GP G A PTS PIM +/-
  5 0 2 2 6 n/a
Preseason Results
Date Opponent Result Statistics/Notes
Aug. 8 at Mytischy 4-2 W Assist on Komarov's empty-net goal at 19:42 of third.
Aug. 17 at Bern 5-4 W (SO) Did not score.
Aug. 19 at Bratislava 4-2 W Did not score. Minor penalty in second period.
Aug. 22 at Rap.-Jona 2-1 W Did not score.
Aug. 24 at Lugano 2-5 L Assist on Komarov's power-play goal at 5:33 of first.

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