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BREAKING: Tanner Glass placed on waivers

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Bobby Bevilacqua

After shutting out the San Jose Sharks, the Rangers announced some long overdue news. According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, the Rangers have placed Tanner Glass on waivers, meaning his time as a New York Ranger has likely come to an end.

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If Tanner Glass clears waivers, he will report to the Hartford Wolf Pack, where he will likely play out the rest of the season. However, a team could still wind up claiming him. Glass has appeared in two games this season, tallying no points, two shots on goal, 11 hits and four penalty minutes.

With Glass being waiver, the biggest benefit is the money that the Rangers save. If he clears waivers and reports to Hartford, the Rangers salary cap space jumps from $166,250 to $1,117,222, a massive change that allows for some flexibility and gives the team a chance to make a deadline move if needed. If he is claimed, the Rangers would finally get his three year contract with an AAV of $1.45 million off of the books.

Before the end of training camp, Alain Vigneault also alluded to the fact that he would like to keep 13 forwards and eight defenseman on the roster. This move makes room for that to happen if they so wish. Raphael Diaz has supposedly said that he would leave for Europe if he doesn’t make it back to the NHL in a month, and he would fit under the cap now. However, I’m not sure if I see that happening.

The Rangers made the right move. This seemed like a Sather/AV signing, and not someone that Gorton would try and go after. This makes the team better in the long run, and now he will not be stealing playing time away from guys like Jesper Fast and Emerson Etem, both of who need playing time to develop.

What do you think?

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Posted on October 20, 2015, in Rangers Updates and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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