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With two preseason games down and one to go, Connecticut General Manager Jim Schoenfeld trimmed the Whale roster by 12 players. These 12 players will either be assigned to the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL, or given their outright release if they were not under contract:
Danny Hobbs, Brent Henley, Scott Tanski, Steven Delisle, Ryan Flanigan, Jordie Johnston, Kyle Haines, Andrew Coutney, Colten Hayes, Bryan Hince, and Kyle Rank.
As for the 24 remaining players in camp, they were re-joined by Kris Newbury, who had been injured for the first few days of camp. Per Blueshirts United (same link above), Newbury centered a line with Chris Kreider and Chad Kolarik. This line will likely be the top line for the Whale when the regular season begins.
The other lines, again per Blueshirts United, were as follows:
Andrew Yogan-Kyle Jean-JT Miller
Michael Haley-Kelsey Tessier-Christian Thomas
Brandon Segal- Shayne Wiebe-Ryan Bourque
Tommy Grant-Scott Pitt-Francis Verrault Paul
The seven defensemen remaining in camp (Sean Collins, Mike Vernace, Jyri Niemi, Sam Klassen, Logan Pyett, Sebastien Piche, and Blake Parlett) were not split into pairs at the moment.
Cam Talbot, Marek Hrivik, Jason Wilson, and Dylan McIlrath also remain injured.
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Carl Hagelin returning to Sweden to play with his hometown team helps him stay in hockey shape.
Carl Hagelin signing in his homeland for Södertälje of the Swedish Elite League (second tier) is some of the best news to have happened in recent weeks for the Rangers. With the end of the lockout not to be seen on the NHL horizon the key thing for the Rangers future right now is likely...
A lockout gives Ryan Callahan additional time to rest his bruised and battered body.
Sometimes a hockey player’s effectiveness (and career) comes to a halt because their bodies simply cannot take any more. One excellent example of a player whose body let him down is Adam Deadmarsh, formerly of the Colorado Avalanche. Unlike Eric Lindros – perhaps the most skilled player to be...
Despite the fact that the Connecticut Whale dropped to 0-2 in the AHL preseason, there were a few bright spots for the club. First Andrew Yogan, who was strong in Wednesday night’s game as well, notched an assist and had another strong game for the Whale. The second was Scott Stacjer, who had a very strong game in net by stopping 21 of 22 shots. J.T. Miller was held off the scoreboard...
Despite the 3-1 loss to Albany in Connecticut’s 2012-2013 preseason opener, there were many positives coming from the game. Per Jim Cerny, top prospect J.T. Miller was one player that stood out the most during the loss. Miller recorded the Whale’s lone goal and was a physical and dominating presence on the ice. Miller, playing on a line with Michael Haley and Chad Kolarik, was...
Blueshirts United reports these lines for the CT Whale's second preseason game in Worcester against the Sharks...
Chris Kreider and Marek Hrivik will sit for the second straight game.
...great, the two guys I...
Pat Leonard at the Daily News caught up with numerous Rangers players at Brad Richards' charity fundraiser Tuesday night to discuss their plans if the lockout continues to drag on...
"Ryan McDonagh said he is 'openly exploring' options abroad but only would go 'if this lockout keeps stretching longer and longer and the light at the end of the tunnel looks...
When it comes to the New York Rangers' defensive corps, the team seems set for the forseeable future. On Broadway, the Blueshirts have the likes of Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi, and Marc Staal. Down on the farm or in juniors, the team has a group of solid defensive prospects. Yesterday, a former Rangers' defenseman jumped back into the fold in Matt Gilroy. Yesterday on Twitter...
In an effort to lighten the mood during the lockout, The New York Rangers Blog will be writing faux recaps for every Rangers game missed due to the work stoppage. Enjoy.
KANSAS CITY - Tonight was the NHL's second biggest game of the calendar behind the Winter Classic; an annual preseason game from a random mid-western town where the Rangers and the Colorado Avalanche...
Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that Ryan McDonagh, who has already has turned down offers from two teams in two different European leagues, is now considering a third offer.
Here's McDonagh on his decision process...
“I think the only way I would go is if this keeps stretching longer and longer and the forecast, the light at the end of the tunnel looks dimmer...
I guess the Kings won't be hoisting their first ever championship banner vs the Rangers on October 12th. Damn, and I was so looking forward to booing Rick Nash.
The majority of Kings home games take place in the first quarter of the season. Which is good because my liver could use another month of rest.
8 of their first 12 games are on home ice and the NHL has already cancelled...
Kreider & Newbury are making their preseason debuts for @ctwhale in today's game live streamed at blueshirtsunited.com twitter.com/NYRangers/stat…
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 6, 2012
The Whale are playing the Phantoms who are the Flyers AHL team and have a few familiar faces on the team, including Brayden Schenn, Sean Couturier, Zac Rinaldo...
Tarrytown, NY, October 6, 2012 – Chad Kolarik’s goal with 34.3 seconds left in the third period was the winner in the Connecticut Whale’s first preseason victory, a 3-1 decision over the Adirondack Phantoms Saturday at the MSG Training Center, the New York Rangers’ practice facility.
The Whale had been 0-2 previously in the preseason.
Kolarik, who missed the entire 2011-12...
After last night's 3-1 loss to Albany, Ct Whale head coach Ken Gernander discussed Rangers 2011 first round pick JT Miller, who scored the Whale's lone goal...
"Physically he's a strong kid...a powerful, explosive kid. On ice when he makes plays, he's very poised like a mature older player would be. But there are still some things in his game, as far as...
Last night the CT Whale lost their preseason opener to the Albany Devils 3-1 at at Champions Skating Center in Cromwell, CT.
Rangers 2011 first round pick JT Miller scored the Whale's lone goal during a 5-on-3 power play.
Paul Doyle at the Hartford Courant said Miller was all over the ice and probably the Whale's best player.
Here's Miller on his performance...