New York Rangers place Ryan Carpenter on waivers

The New York Rangers have placed center Ryan Carpenter on waivers per Cap Friendly.

Carpenter, 31, has registered just one goal and two assists in 21 games this season. Over the summer, he signed a one year contract as an unrestricted free agent for league minimum ($750,000).

The rugged center played for head coach Gerard Gallant in Vegas for two seasons (2017-18 and 2018-19). He had the best year of his career under Gallant by scoring 18 points in 68 games (2018-19) but struggled more often than not this year.

Rangers place Ryan Carpenter on waivers

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Nov 3, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Boston Bruins left wing A.J. Greer (10) fights for the puck against New York Rangers center Ryan Carpenter (22) and left wing Sammy Blais (91) during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Jonny Brodzinski seems to have captured the fourth line center job since being called up on December 3. The 29 year-old is the captain of the Wolf Pack and familiar with Gallant’s system. Last season, he was called up for 22 games and notched one goal and one assist. The versatile forward, who can kill penalties, has two goals and nine points in 17 AHL games in 2022-23.

Carpenter has been a healthy scratch since the debacle against the Chicago Blackhawks at home this past Saturday where he was a -1.

Last season, he scored 12 points in 67 games split between the Chicago Blackhawks (59) and Calgary Flames (8). For his career, he’s amassed 72 points in 329 games with San Jose, Vegas, Chicago, Calgary and New York.

Once Carpenter clears or is claimed, the Rangers will have around $1.851 million in cap space.

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