The New York Rangers make some more cuts today. Alain Vigneault has announced the following players have been cut and sent down to the American Hockey League: Goaltender Cam Talbolt has been sent down, defensemen Tommy Hughes, Dylan McIlrath, Danny Syvret and Aaron Johnson, and forwards Andrew Yogan, Danny Kristo, Michael Haley and Michael Kantor have all been assigned to Hartford.
This leaves a few young prospects left on the team, such as Marek Hrivik, Oscar Lindberg and Jesper Fasth who could have a good chance at making the team.
Danny Kristo, a dynamic winger in the system, caught the eye’s of the Rangers coaching staff early on by notching an assist in a loss against the New Jersey Devils. He also had the most shots against the Calgary Flames. He played his style and it worked well for a while which lead to chances, but his brightness seemed to linger away in the last couple games in which his defensive play lead to goals scored against the team. This isn’t uncommon in the NHL. A lot of young players stand out early and fall off after a few games into camp. He’ will continue to work on his game in the AHL and will probably get top six playing time, but one would think he’ll return in the near future this upcoming season either due to injuries or inconsistent play on the Rangers roster.
The team is now down to 30 players and Alain Vigneault has a couple more days before deciding what his final 23-man roster will look like. You can expect a couple new faces on the team by the looks of it though. Who do you think makes the final cut? Let us know what you think!
Update 9/26/2013: Cam Talbot, Aaron Johnson, Danny Syvret and Michael Haley have all been placed on waivers and will need to pass through before being assigned to Hartford.