ST. PAUL, Minn. — Glen Sather is committed to the Rangers for the foreseeable future as the authorization looks to rebuild. The Daily News reliable a report that the 74-year-old group boss concluded to stay with the classification at slightest by next deteriorate for what will be his 19th with the Rangers.
Sather assimilated the Rangers as boss and ubiquitous manager on Jun 1, 2000 after heading the Edmonton Oilers to 5 Stanley Cups over 21 years. He stepped aside from his GM post on Jul 1, 2015 with Jeff Gorton being promoted while Sather remained president.
After not making the playoffs during Sather’s first 4 seasons with the franchise, the Rangers have done the playoffs in 11 of the past 12 seasons, reaching one Stanley Cup Final and two other discussion finals.
But the Cup has been elusive, and with a low playoff run ostensible doubtful this deteriorate amid bad play and ascent injuries, Sather, Gorton and Co. are looking to freshen up the register with girl and speed.
A minute sent to season-ticket holders on Thursday rigourously stating the organization’s plans to make moves geared toward improving the club’s future prospects was sealed by both Sather and Gorton before the two addressed reporters the same day.
There are two weeks before the trade deadline and the Rangers are looking to understanding before then. Pending unlimited free agents Rick Nash and Michael Grabner have generated seductiveness from Cup-contending teams as rentals.
There’s copiousness of hum around Nash, who submitted his 12-team trade list to the Rangers and could be the blank piece for several Western Conference teams like Nashville and Dallas. Nick Holden and David Desharnais are also tentative unlimited free agents.
Another day, another Rangers injury. The snake-bitten Blueshirts lost defenseman Steven Kampfer for 4-to-6 weeks with a fractured hand, formulating nonetheless another blank on their blue line.
Kampfer had been on the top span with Brady Skjei the prior two games.
Kampfer suffered the detonate Sunday on a shot by Winnipeg’s Dustin Byfuglien in the second duration and played the rest of the diversion with it, logging 8:33 of his season-high 22:39 of ice time in the third period.
The Rangers called up defenseman Ryan Sproul from AHL Hartford to reinstate him. They’ve had to drop into the Hartford good 3 times within the last 5 days with Ryan McDonagh (upper body) and Marc Staal (cervical strain) injured, and now with Brendan Smith in the AHL trying to find his game. Neal Pionk and John Gilmour had spent all deteriorate with Hartford before making their NHL debuts Friday, and Tony DeAngelo spent 3 months with Hartford.
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