Rangers have until 5PM to keep prospect Nico Gross and how long will Lemieux be suspended for?

The New York Rangers will have until 5PM today to retain Swiss prospect, Nico Gross. He is a puck moving blue-liner who was drafted by the Rangers in the 4th round of 2018. The 20 year old left hander currently plays for the Oshawa Generals in the OHL and there is a possibility the Rangers will just let him go. As many know, the New York blue line is overloaded with prospects and it stands to reason that this is one they don’t see fitting.

Gross finished the year with 33 points in 53 games for the Generals.

Brendan Lemieux Suspension

Lemieux (Sipkin/NYPost)

In the Rangers last game against Colorado, Brendan Lemieux hit an unsuspecting Joonas Donskoi. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety deemed it a blow to the head and suspended him on March 13th. Due to the NHL pause no official games were handed out and now the Rangers are awaiting the decision. Could the Rangers lose Lemieux for as many as three games as some suspect? Or will the weight of the games matter and reduce it to one or two? There has been no word of when the DOPS will determine the length.

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