Report: New York Rangers announce Matt Rempe and Karl Henriksson cut; training camp roster down to 45

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Sep 26, 2021; New York, New York, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Robin Salo (45) is checked into the boards by New York Rangers forward Matt Rempe (73) during the second period of a preseason game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers announced that Matt Rempe has been assigned back to his WHL team the Seattle Thunderbirds and Karl Henriksson will be heading back to Sweden to play with Frölunda in the SHL.

There are now 45 players remaining in Training Camp and listed below:

Forwards (26): Morgan Barron, Sammy Blais, Jonny Brodzinski, Filip Chytil, Will Cuylle, Tanner Fritz, Julien Gauthier, Tim Gettinger, Barclay Goodrow, Anthony Greco, Dryden Hunt, Kaapo Kakko, Vitali Kravtsov, Chris Kreider, Alexis Lafreniere, Greg McKegg, Brennan Othmann, Lauri Pajuniemi, Artemi Panarin, Ryan Reaves, Justin Richards, Ty Ronning, Kevin Rooney, Austin Rueschhoff, Ryan Strome, Mika Zibanejad

Defensemen (14): Anthony Bitetto, Adam Fox, Mason Geertsen, Libor Hajek, Zac Jones, Ryan Lindgren, Nils Lundkvist, K’Andre Miller, Patrik Nemeth, Tarmo Reunanen, Matthew Robertson, Braden Schneider, Jarred Tinordi, Jacob Trouba

Goaltenders (5): Alexandar Georgiev, Adam Huska, Keith Kinkaid, Igor Shesterkin, Tyler Wall

Rangers send Karl Henriksson and Matt Rempe back to their respective teams

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Karl Henriksson (NY Rangers)

The Rangers signed 2019 second round pick Karl Henriksson to his ELC starting this season. The 20 year-old pivot has played 44 games for Frolunda and has 7 points. He is also one of just 13 U20 players in the entire league. A boy amongst men if you will.

After signing his deal he told Swedish media that it was “super cool” and “a dream come true.” Then he revealed that it was already decided that he will play next season in the SHL again with Frolunda. “Yes exactly,” he responded about playing in Sweden next season. “And I think that feels good.”

So his cut comes as no surprise.

As for Matt Rempe, he played big when given the opportunity and even threw some fists when called upon. Selected in the 6th round (165th overall), Rempe was drafted for his size (6-8′, 240 lbs) and compete level. A solid young player in all three zones, he has bottom six potential.

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