New York Rangers Rumor Round-Up: Matt Gilroy Being Shopped, Brad Richards Rumor

Nick PerriAnalyst IOctober 17, 2010

KANATA, ON - OCTOBER 02:  Matt Gilroy #97 of the New York Rangers controls the puck at the blueline during a game against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place on October 2, 2010 in Kanata, Ontario, Canada.  The Ottawa Senators defeated the New York Rangers 8-5.  (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)
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Here are some of the latest rumors regarding the New York Rangers.


Matt Gilroy Is Being Shopped

According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, the New York Rangers are currently shopping sophomore defenseman Matt Gilroy. He states that they are looking to rid of some defensemen and may try to trade for more forward depth.

I have asked multiple reliable sources, including NHLBuzz's Todd Cordell, whether or not these rumors are true, and the responses have been "Yes". No information has been given regarding whom the Rangers may be talking to or who the Rangers may target in a trade.


Brad Richards

Multiple sources, including Bruce Garrioch, Steve Zipay and Larry Brooks, have reported that Glen Sather (the Rangers general manager) is paying close attention to the Brad Richards situation in Dallas. Once Richards hits the market, Sather will make an offer.


Sheldon Souray

The Rangers have some serious interest in acquiring the veteran defenseman, who is playing for the Hershey Bears of the AHL, and they would definitely put in a claim for him if he hits re-entry waivers. The Rangers are one of four teams that hold interest in him.


Hartford Call-Ups

The Rangers will not be making any call-ups for tomorrow night's game, unless Erik Christensen is unable to play. Christensen has said that he is "Day-to-day" right now and will let coach John Tortorella know by tomorrow whether or not he can play.

That is all for now.