The Rangers are now inside of two weeks away from their first formal practice of 2008-09, although you can expect guys to start trickling in for informal skates fairly soon. After I’m done with U.S. Open duty, I’ll be sure to pop in by the Training Center (I love the pop in!) to see who’s around.
Needless to say, there is still time for some more roster moves before then. Heck, there’s time for roster moves even after that, and as Brendan Shanahan “suggested to Larry Brooks”:http://www.nypost.com/seven/08312008/sports/rangers/exit_strategy_126828.htm, a decision by Mats Sundin on his plans for this year is likely to have an impact on a number of teams — the Rangers included.
Needless to say, if that decision involves Sundin signing with the Rangers, it’s going to take plenty of maneuvering by Glen Sather to shed some salaries. And that’s a lot easier said than done these days, which leads me to believe that even if the team decides it wants to add the big center, it simply might not be able to.