Rangers Roundup: Kravtsov on loan, prospect exodus, and more news

The Rangers have loaned Vitali Kravtsov back to his former KHL team, Traktor. It was a logical move because both the next NHL and AHL seasons are currently slated to start sometime in early December. With Vitali already in Russia, he can get back to playing as the KHL season is starting up now.

This is great for the 20 year-old’s development. When the 2020-2021 season starts, the Rangers can recall him back without issue.

Vitali Kravtsov loan could be signal for future prospects

With Vitali Kravtsov on loan, the question to be asked is who else will the Rangers do this with. I did ask around the team and was told that due to the fluidity of things with COVID-19, that’s difficult to answer.

The question needs to be asked if it makes sense to do this with other prospects on their ELCs. It may not be that far out of the question to have Kaapo Kakko, and Filip Chytil to follow the same path. Of course, that could also be a risk the Rangers don’t want to take.

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Kaapo Kakko on loan? (NYR)

Former Ranger, Brandon Dubinsky may never play again

Sad news coming out of Columbus has former Blueshirt, Brandon Dubinsky likely to retire due to a chronic wrist injury.

More NY Rangers and NHL news

Yesterday, I wrote about the Rangers need for toughness (and no that doesn’t mean fighters).

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