New York Rangers place Dryden Hunt on waivers, lineup becoming clearer

The New York Rangers have placed forward Dryden Hunt on waivers. If he clears by tomorrow afternoon the team will assign him to the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Meanwhile, head coach Gerard Gallant spent another day with the team working on their defensive game.

“It was two good days of practice in a row,” Gallant said. “We did some d-zone and neutral zone stuff to work on our systems. When you’re up by three goals you get casual and [the Ducks] come back to score twice that’s frustrating. You can’t go overboard, but you don’t want that to happen too often.”

New York Rangers place Dryden Hunt on waivers

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Nov 26, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Rangers left wing Dryden Hunt (29) reacts after scoring a goal past Boston Bruins goaltender Jeremy Swayman (1) during the second period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Hunt, 26, played 76 games for the Rangers last season and notched 17 points while being plugged onto almost every line. The versatile forward has a decent shot and plays a physical brand of hockey.

He’s appeared in 3 games this season and registered a goal. This is the final year of a two-year deal Hunt signed last summer for an AAV of $762,500.

Once Hunt clears or is claimed, the Rangers will have approximately $946,000 in cap space.

New York Rangers lines

With Hunt on the way down to Hartford, Vitali Kravtsov is currently the extra forward looking to work his way back into the starting lineup.

Yesterday, Kravtsov was skating on the first line LW with Chris Kreider on a maintenance day. The Rangers leading goal scorer from last season was back and in his regular spot. Kravtsov rotated in on the third line and isn’t expected to play on Thursday.

New York Rangers captain Jacob Trouba was also back after a maintenance day and working with his regular partner K’Andre Miller.

“Our record is alright but we can clean up a lot of areas in our game,” Trouba said. “We can’t worry about a let down (against the Sharks). We have to play our game.”

Here’s a look at how the lineup should shake out for the game against San Jose:

  • Kreider – Zibanejad – Kakko
  • Panarin – Trocheck – Lafrenière
  • Blais – Chytil – Goodrow
  • Vesey– Carpenter – Reaves
  • Lindgren – Fox
  • Miller – Trouba
  • Jones – Schneider
  • Shesterkin
  • Halak

Source: Colin Stephenson

Rangers vs Sharks celebrates Spanish Heritage Month

Via MSG Networks:

MSG Networks will be providing viewers with a Spanish-language audio broadcast of the Rangers game versus San Jose on Thursday, as part of ‘Rangers Hispanic Heritage Night’ at the Garden. The additional audio will be available by selecting the SAP setting on the broadcast, marking the first time the network has ever offered a Spanish audio call of an NHL regular season game.

The alternate audio will feature veteran Spanish broadcaster Octavio Sequera, who will handle both play-by-play and color commentary. A Venezuela native, Sequera worked as a Spanish radio analyst for the Florida Panthers from 2014-2017 on ESPN Deportes Miami. He later went on to became the first Spanish radio analyst for the Cleveland Browns in 2018. The versatile broadcaster has nearly two decades of experience covering marquee sporting events around the world including the Stanley Cup Playoffs, World Series, Super Bowl, NBA Finals, World Baseball Classic, NASCAR Sprint Cup, World Cup, Summer Olympics and more.Throughout his career, Sequera has also produced Spanish content for the MLS and served as a writer and editor for NHL’s official Spanish website that launched in 2019. He is currently only the seventh journalist from Venezuela to ever be named to the prestigious Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

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