Position: Forward – Right Wing
Age/Physical Stats: 25/Ht:6’1″/Wt:195lbs/Shoots: R
NHL Experience: 48GM 5G/10P
Notes: It’s not really clear what Vigneault’s intentions are with Megna. He had two goals vs. NJD on 9/21 in the first of three preseason games he’s played in and has been quiet since.
He’s also been scratched for the last two games. One can only presume he’s being given a chance to demonstrate his worth in practice sessions and scrimmages.
Though Vigneault has remained steadfastly non-committal regarding specifics and his plans when speaking publicly, he has maintained or beaten his stated timelines throughout training camp.
He and his staff have made some difficult decisions already in trimming the roster to the tweaking stage, while other teams still appear to be in the midst of broad-strokes regarding player movements. It seems in keeping with his desire to have a fast, decisive start that he quickly and cleanly can navigate the unpleasant task of telling players they’ve had their opportunity and that the club is moving on without them. For now.
The team will head to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Sunday morning for an open practice at 11AM on Monday, Oct 5th. Vigneault’s preference would be to have his roster finalized by the time the team head to West Point. Given his decisiveness to this point, it likely will be before then.
The Rangers 2015-16 regular season is scheduled for next week. The puck drops on the opener at 8 PM EST, Wednesday, Oct 7th at Chicago’s United Center.
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