New York Rangers Updates and Rumor Round-Up
Here is the latest news regarding the New York Rangers, and their game tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
According to Steve Zipay (Newsday), Lundqvist will start tonight for the New York Rangers, as they attempt to continue winning on the road.
Derek Boogaard and Steve Eminger
Both Boogaard and Eminger will be healthy scratches for tonight's game, as the "Boogey-Man" is out with a sore shoulder, and Steve Eminger a sore back.
Michael Del Zotto, Todd White, and Mats Zuccarello
Del Zotto and White will take the places of Derek Boogaard and Steve Eminger for tonight's matchup. No call-ups from Connecticut are expected, though Mats Zuccarello is "progressing" towards an NHL career, according to Rangers' coach John Tortorella.
Now, here are the latest rumors regarding the New York Rangers.
The rumors continue to fly regarding the New York Rangers and Brad Richards, but according to TSN, the Stars may be able to fir Richards under their budget. The NHL salary cap is expected to increase about by about $2 million, and Dallas expects to have a new owner by the end of the season, giving them a strong chance at resigning Richards.
Also, with the Stars doing so well to begin the season, it is not likely that the Stars trade away Richards unless they begin to struggle, and decline in the Western Conference Standing.
The Rangers are rumored to be "in talks" with the Minnesota Wild regarding a forward. No, I am not taking this rumor from HockeyBuzz. I did check with a source regarding this rumor, and the Rangers and Wild have been in contact for about a week. Two names that may come up are forwards Andrew Brunette and Pierre-Marc Bouchard.
The Rangers continue to shop sophomore defenseman Matt Gilroy, but there is not much interest coming from other teams for the Rangers seventh defenseman.
Reports from TSN have stated that Bergeron may be very close to signing with an NHL team. There are 10 teams rumored to have interests in the veteran defenseman, one being the New York Rangers.
The Rangers are searching for help on the power play, and Bergeron, along with Andrew Brunette of Minnesota, would be major acquisitions for power play help.
That's all for now.
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