Rangers make more cuts, Panarin healthy, and Robertson’s debut
The NY Rangers announced 4 more roster cuts today as they get set to take on the Flyers in Philly. Per the team’s website:
The New York Rangers announced today that the team has trimmed its Training Camp roster by four players, as Gabriel Fontaine, Mason Geertsen, Joey Keane, and Patrick Newell have all been assigned to Training Camp with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).
No real surprises here, especially since DeAngelo signed this week. Joey Keane was the only right handed prospect with a chance to make it, but in preseason action he proved not ready.
Artemi Panarin was back at practice and showed no ill effects from his precautionary pull against NJ. By the looks of this video, Panarin’s groin seems fine and coach Quinn expects to see him again in preseason action.
Also back at practice was prospect, Yegor Rykov after getting hurt in Traverse City.
Matthew Robertson set to debut
Robertson was the Rangers 2nd round selection in what will be forever known as the “Kakko Draft”. The huge stay-at-home defender with offensive abilities is projected to be a future NHLer in a few years. He looked great in Traverse City so this is going to be really interesting to pay attention to tonight.