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.
Tanner Glass (NYR) on waivers.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) October 20, 2015
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. Read the rest of this entry
While every team certainly deals with injuries in the playoffs, the Rangers had quite a lot of significant health issues to some of their key players during their run to the Eastern Conference Finals.
The captain Ryan McDonagh broke his foot in Game 4 against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Dan Girardi and Marc Staal had procedures done on their ankles, and Derick Brassard had to undergo wrist surgery. And of course, Mats Zuccarello missed the last two rounds of the playoffs with the worst injury, after being struck on the side of the head by a puck.
The puck came off of the stick of Ryan McDonagh, as a slap shot went awry and hit Zuccarello upside the head during Game 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Nobody officially knew the extent of the injuries until after the playoffs. Read the rest of this entry