The New York Rangers cut eight players, including prospect Ty Ronning, from their training camp roster on Tuesday.
There were no surprise moves made, though the Ty Ronning cut seemed a bit early. Many believed he would have been able to get into one preseason game prior to being sent down to Hartford.
Sean Day, Brandon Halverson, Dawson Leedahl, Chris Neil, Vince Pedrie and Ty Ronning were all sent to the AHL Hartford Wolf Pack’s version of training camp.
Nico Gross was returned to his minor league team, the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League. Jeremy Brodeur, the son of New Jersey Devils Martin Brodeur, was released from his personal tryout.
The Rangers now have 45 players remaining in camp. The training camp roster now has 26 forwards, 15 defensemen and four goaltenders as the team prepares for their second preseason game Wednesday night as the Blueshirts host Philadelphia.
The coaching staff will look to make more cuts following Wednesday night’s game. The team will have four preseason games remaining following the Philadelphia contest as head coach David Quinn looks to get his team ready for opening night on Oct. 3.
Other Ranger news
The team announced on Tuesday afternoon that center Boo Nieves suffered a concussion in Monday nights game against the Devils and is in the concussion protocol. It’s the second concussion for Nieves within the last year.
PROJECTED #NYR LINEUP TOMORROW VS PHI:
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) September 18, 2018
The Rangers lineup for tomorrow’s game will include Philip Chytil, Jimmy Vesey, Brady Skjei, Ryan Spooner and Ryan Gropp. Anthony DeAngelo and Pavel Buchnevich will appear in their second preseason game as both are slated to play Wednesday night.
Mika Zibanejad will make his preseason debut following a scare after being injured in practice on Sunday morning.
Henrik Lundqvist will make his first start for the team tomorrow night when the Rangers host the Flyers at Madison Square Garden.