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Kennedy And White Placed On Waivers
The Rangers created a bit of cap space today by waiving Tim Kennedy and Todd White...

Tim Kennedy

Tim Kennedy

- Interesting day on the waiver wire.  The Rangers placed both Todd White and Tim Kennedy on waivers today, though John Tortorella says he expects both to be at practice tomorrow.  White is unlikely to be claimed because of his substantial salary cap hit, but somebody might snatch Kennedy.  His tiny contract, youth and potential make him a very attractive candidate.  GM Glen Sather said he didn’t place the duo on the waiver wire with the intent of losing them, but the cap space cleared by the move would enable the Rangers to pick someone up, say a lefty-defenseman, if the right one was waived by another team tomorrow.  Kennedy started training camp very strong but when players like Brian Boyle and Derek Stepan stepped up, he became expendable.  Sather said neither would be sent to Hartford if they cleared waivers.  So really, it’s a strategic ploy in case someone irresistible, and a little pricey, hits the wire but the Rangers have no desire to lose White and Kennedy for no reason.  Then again, they won’t be too shaken up if it does happen. 

- The Islanders claimed former first-round-pick Michael Grabner off waivers from Florida.  Grabner came over to Florida in the Keith Ballard deal at June’s draft.  I was very impressed when I saw him during last year’s playoffs for the Canucks, but apparently he was awful at training camp.  Must have been, if he couldn’t make the Panthers.  Still, wouldn’t have minded seeing the Rangers take a shot on him to see how he developed at Hartford.  Alas, the Islanders had a higher waiver priority.  Still, Grabner is someone to keep an eye on.


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- Check out Prospect Central for news on Scott Stajcer



And this from the Rangers:



New York Rangers to Contribute Additional Funds to Round Out $15,000 Donation


New York, October 5, 2010 –In partnership with Bauer Hockey, New York Rangers Defenseman Marc Staal will be donating $10,000 worth of brand new hockey equipment to local youth hockey programs in New York. On Wednesday October 6th at 2PM, Staal will be joined by representatives and youth hockey players from three community rink partners: Murray Skating Center (Yonkers,NY) Ice Time Sports Complex (Newburgh,NY) and McCann Ice Arena (Poughkeepsie,NY), who will all be on hand to receive the generous Bauer equipment donations that they will take home with them that day.  The NYSAHA will also be granted an equipment supply for use in regional events and to supplement the existing equipment supply.


The New York Rangers have also donated a $5,000 contribution, which will enable each organization involved to walk away with $3,750 worth of equipment to use towards their respective youth hockey programs.


 WHO:       Marc Staal


 WHAT:     Media Availability and Photo Opportunity


 WHEN:     Wednesday October 6th - 2PM


 WHERE:   Madison Square Garden Training Center

        711 Old Saw Mill River Road

                    Tarrytown, NY  10591





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Posted by Kevin Baumer | October 5, 2010 at 07:39 pm

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