This surprises me, but the Rangers assigned Evgeny Grachev to Hartford this evening. I guess they figure he’ll be better off playing first-line minutes in the AHL than third or fourth-line minutes in New York, but … think of the slugs who will be playing for the Rangers instead of him.
Here’s the announcement:
RANGERS ASSIGN EVGENY GRACHEV TO HARTFORD
22 Active Players Remain With The Club
New York, September 27, 2009 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has assigned forward Evgeny Grachev to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). The Rangers now have 22 players remaining in training camp, including two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards. The Blueshirts’ next practice is scheduled for Tuesday, September 29, at 11:00 a.m. at the MSG