According to Rangers beat writer Steve Zipay, Matt Gilroy is returning to the organization...sort of.
LongIsland native----and former Ranger defenseman---Matt Gilroy has agreed to deal with AHL Whale
— Steve Zipay (@stevezipay) October 5, 2012
Gilroy is an unrestricted free agent, so whether he is simply coming closer to home during the lockout or whether he is attempting to parlay this into a full contract with the Rangers is unknown.
It's hard to have any qualms with his addition. He knows the organization and by all accounts is not problematic from a character perspective. And with Erixon gone and McIlrath injured the Whale are in serious need of help on the defensive end. In fact, here is a scary but real situation; should we actually have an NHL season and should a Rangers defenseman get hurt, Sean Collins and Mike Vernace are the best options we currently have in the AHL as call-ups. Even with his faults and shortcomings, I would gladly welcome a ...