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RayMooch
09-24-2011, 13:51
In the second straight preseason games between the cross river rivals, the Rangers found a way to pull out a 4-3 victory at the Rock in New Jersey. This was the first game for Brad Richards in a Rangers jersey and his presence was felt on the ice last night. He scored a goal, an extremely nice goal, in the first off assists from Marion Gaborik and Wojtek Wolski. The other Ranger goals came from Marion Gaborik, Derek Stepan, and Brandon Bell. Mike Rupp dropped the gloves with Eric Boulton, which led to Brandon Bell finding the back of the net shortly after to give the Rangers the 4-3 edge. Marty Biron was strong in net and Richards, Gaborik, Wolski, Stepan, Mats Zuccarello, and Brandon Bell all looked great.

Defenseman Pavel Valentenko is one of the cuts who has to clear through waivers before being assigned to Connecticut. There have been rumblings that he may head back to Russia instead. The Ranger 10th overall pick in 2010 Dylan McIlrath is still with the team, although he isn't quite NHL ready, with the injury to Marc Staal, the teams defensive core is still up in the air. JT Miller, this year's 15th overall pick is headed back to the OHL, however, his future sure does look bright. In a piece of who cares news, Wade Redden was placed on waivers, even after not being invited to the team's camp. The only time Wade Redden news will be newsworthy is if some one actually claims him off waivers. Here is a breakdown of the entire roster transactions the Rangers made today:

PLAYERS ASSIGNED TO CONNECTICUT (AHL):
Goalies: Chad Johnson, Jason Missiaen, Cameron Talbot
Defensemen: Lee Baldwin, Collin Bowman, Sam Klassen, Tomas Kundratek, Jyri Niemi, Jared Nightingale, Pavel Valentenko
Forwards: Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Tommy Grant, Jordan Hickmott, Tayler Jordan, Kale Kerbashian, Chad Kolarik, Chris McKelvie, Matt Rust, Scott Tanski, Kelsey Tessier, Jason Wilson

PLAYERS RETURNED TO JUNIORS:
Defensemen: Peter Ceresnak (Peterborough, OHL), Samuel Noreau (Baie-Comeau, QMJHL)
Forwards: Shane McColgan (Kelowna, WHL), J.T. Miller (Plymouth, OHL), Michael St. Croix (Edmonton, WHL), Christian Thomas (Oshawa, OHL), Andrew Yogan (Peterborough, OHL)
PLAYERS STILL IN RANGERS’ CAMP:
Goalies: Martin Biron, Henrik Lundqvist, Scott Stajcer
Defensemen: Brendan Bell, Stu Bickel, Michael Del Zotto, Steve Eminger, Tim Erixon, Dan Girardi, Ryan McDonagh, Dylan McIlrath, Blake Parlett, Michael Sauer, Marc Staal
Forwards: Artem Anisimov, Sean Avery, Ryan Bourque, Brian Boyle, Ryan Callahan, Erik Christensen, Andre Deveaux, Brandon Dubinsky, Ruslan Fedotenko, Marian Gaborik, Carl Hagelin, John Mitchell, Kris Newbury, Brandon Prust, Brad Richards, Mike Rupp, Derek Stepan, Andreas Thuresson, Dale Weise, Wojtek Wolski, Mats Zuccarello