Rangers Roundup: McKegg clears waivers; roster down to 26; Zibanejad named to Team Sweden; and more

Mika will be going to the Olympics.

By Forever Blueshirts
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May 5, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Mika Zibanejad #93 of the New York Rangers leaves the ice following the last home game of the season against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Bennett/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

As expected, Greg McKegg cleared waivers and will be assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack. This now brings the New York Rangers roster down to 26 players.

Let’s dive into who is remaining at camp.

Rangers training camp roster down to 26

Here’s what the Rangers training camp roster looks heading into tomorrow’s key exhibition contest against the Devils:

Forwards (15): Morgan Barron, Sammy Blais, Filip Chytil, Julien Gauthier, Barclay Goodrow, Dryden Hunt, Kaapo Kakko, Vitali Kravtsov, Chris Kreider, Alexis Lafreniere, Artemi Panarin, Ryan Reaves, Kevin Rooney, Ryan Strome, Mika Zibanejad

Defensemen (9): Adam Fox, Libor Hajek, Zac Jones, Ryan Lindgren, Nils Lundkvist, K’Andre Miller, Patrik Nemeth, Jarred Tinordi, Jacob Trouba

Goaltenders (2): Alexandar Georgiev, Igor Shesterkin

The forwards on the bubble are: Barron, Hunt, and Gauthier.

The defenseman on the bubble are: Lundkvist, Jones, Hajek, and Tinordi.

Mika Zibanejad named to Swedish Olympic Team

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Oct 1, 2021; Newark, New Jersey, USA; The New York Rangers celebrate a goal by New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) during the first period of their game against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, Sweden named three players to their Olympic team and Mika Zibanejad was one of them. Also added were Victor Hedman and Gabriel Landeskog.

His wife, Irma Helin who is also a broadcaster wrote:

“The first three names for the Olympics have been released. OS !!! As you dreamed of this. I’m so proud of you darling! The world’s biggest congratulations to you,” in a tweet tagging Mika.

NHL News: Bettman addresses Lehner’s tweets

The NHL’s commissioner was on Jeff Marek’s show on Sportsnet and weighed in on Robin Lehner’s tweets over the weekend. Read what he had to say here.