Practice Report: Lettieri To Hartford, Staal Back At Practice
Moments ago, the Rangers announced that they have sent forward Vinni Lettieri down to Hartford. In addition, Marc Staal is practicing with the team, while Kevin Hayes and Alexandar Georgiev are not.
OFFICIAL: Hayes (maintenance) and Georgiev (flu) are not practicing.
Lettieri was assigned to @WolfPackAHL.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 16, 2018
Seeing Lettieri being sent down is not something the Rangers should have done, even if it means that Pavel Buchnevich or Chris Kreider is close to returning. If the Rangers were really all about the rebuild, they’d have freed the roster spot by moving either Cody McLeod or Peter Holland, two guys who are unlikely to be in the team’s future plans.
With the maintenance/sickness/reassignments, #NYR lines today:
Nash – Zibanejad – Zuccarello
Grabner – Miller – Buchnevich
Vesey – Desharnais – Fast
Carey – Holland – McLeod
Holden – DeAngelo
Skjei – Pionk
Gilmour – Sproul
Staal – Kreider
— Matt Calamia (@MattCalamia) February 16, 2018