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The New York Rangers announced their first batch of cuts on Monday as the training camp roster is whittled down to 48.

The New York Rangers parted ways with Francois Brassard, Ryan Gropp, Tom McCollum, Ville Meskanen, and Ty Ronning have all been assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League and will participate at their training camp.

Nico Gross was assigned to his junior team, the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League, and Hunter Skinner was assigned to his junior team, the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League.

All seven players participated in the Team Graves vs. Team Leetch scrimmage that was held at the team’s training facility on Monday morning.

Forty-eight players remain in camp as the club prepares for its first preseason game on Wednesday night against the New Jersey Devils at MSG.

Forwards (27) 

Lias Andersson, Connor Brickley, Pavel Buchnevich, Filip Chytil, Phillip Di Giuseppe, Jake Elmer, Jesper Fast, Steven Fogarty, Gabriel Fontaine, Tim Gettinger, Micheal Haley, Brett Howden, Nick Jones, Kaapo Kakko, Vitali Kravtsov, Chris Kreider, Dawson Leedahl, Brendan Lemieux, Vinni Lettieri, Greg McKegg, Vladislav Namestnikov, Patrick Newell, Boo Nieves, Danny O’Regan, Artemi Panarin, Ryan Strome, Mika Zibanejad.

Defensemen (17)

Brandon Crawley, Sean Day, Adam Fox, Mason Geertsen, Libor Hajek, Joey Keane, Ryan Lindgren, Vincent LoVerde, Joe Morrow, Darren Raddysh, Tarmo Reunanen, Matthew Robertson, Yegor Rykov, Brady Skjei, Brendan Smith, Marc Staal, Jacob Trouba.

Goaltenders (4)

Alexandar Georgiev, Adam Huska, Henrik Lundqvist, Igor Shesterkin.

Players Scrimmage in Tarrytown

In Monday’s two-period scrimmage, Team Leetch defeated Team Graves 4-1. Boo Nieves led the scoring with two goals.

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