Today, the New York Rangers placed young gritty forward Tim Kennedy and veteran forward Todd White on waivers. The move opens $3 million in cap space, for the time being, and Glen Sather made the move just in case he wishes to acquire a player sometime today or tomorrow.
This move was made to open cap and roster space, and that will stand as the only reason for Kennedy being waived. He played extremely well throughout camp and the preseason and does not deserve to be put on waivers. Do not be surprised if he is a Maple Leaf, Blue Jacket, Islander, or Oiler by tomorrow.
This move should not come as a shock to anyone, and I'm actually surprised it did not happen sooner. Though neither of them will be sent to Hartford, if not claimed, Todd White did not play well enough to stay in the NHL. I would be shocked if he is claimed off waivers, but their is a possibility a team picks him up. The Maple Leafs or Islanders would probably be the teams to put in a claim for him.
Moves to come
Glen Sather said shortly after the move that he is looking to acquire a solid "high priced" player if he gets the chance. The Rangers need a defenseman; they are interested in "high priced" Sheldon Souray. The possibility of a trade is there, but Sather may look towards the waiver-wire instead.
That is all for now.