Micheal Haley
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The New York Rangers have seen enough of tough guy Micheal Haley. The team reportedly waived him on Sunday afternoon. 

It appears that New York Rangers head coach has seen enough of Micheal Haley. The forward was waived on Sunday afternoon.

Rangers head coach David Quinn benched Micheal Haley after he took a ”lazy” penalty in Saturday’s loss to the Florida Panthers.

Quinn’s Rangers have taken far too many penalties this season, which has contributed to two losses on the road in Florida this weekend.

On Sunday afternoon, which could be interpreted as a direct message to the players, Haley was placed on waivers, via Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post.

The center appeared in 10 games for the Blueshirts, scoring one goal to go along with a -3 rating.

He was in the lineup the last two games with rookie Kaapo Kakko battling the flu. Kakko missed both of the team’s losses in the Sunshine state.

Haley was a free agent signing by the Rangers in October. It was a move that was supposed to help the team after the Rangers sent Filip Chytil to the AHL.

With Chytil’s call-up two weeks ago, and the pending return of center Mika Zibanejad, Haley’s time with the club was already nearing an end.

His play over the weekend solidified the team’s decision to waive him.

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