The New York Rangers announced today that the team has reduced its roster by eight players. Filip Chytil, Vitali Kravtsov, Vinni Lettieri, Ryan Lindgren, and Igor Shesterkin have all been assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). Boo Nieves will be placed on waivers with the purpose of being assigned to Hartford should he clear. In addition, Tarmo Reunanen has been loaned to Lukko in Liiga (Finnish Elite League). Joe Morrow has also been released from his Professional Tryout (PTO).
The Rangers have 22 players on their roster. The roster breakdown is listed below:
Forwards (13): Lias Andersson, Pavel Buchnevich, Jesper Fast, Micheal Haley, Brett Howden, Kaapo Kakko, Chris Kreider, Brendan Lemieux, Greg McKegg, Vladislav Namestnikov, Artemi Panarin, Ryan Strome, Mika Zibanejad
Defensemen (7): Tony DeAngelo, Adam Fox, Libor Hajek, Brady Skjei, Brendan Smith, Marc Staal, Jacob Trouba
Goaltenders (2): Alexandar Georgiev, Henrik Lundqvist
* Note - Yegor Rykov is injured