Friday, September 28, 2018

Noon Camp Demotions (Sep 28)

The New York Rangers have unofficially sorted out their 23-man roster on Friday, sending a handful of players down to the AHL and placing another handful on waivers in order to assign them as well.  Going down includes projected roster forwards Lias Andersson and Peter Holland and in their place sit Brett Howden, Filip Chytil and Vinni Letteri.  On defense, Neal Pionk was among those staying up and there were no real surprise demotions.  In goal, Alexandar Georgiev came away with the backup spot behind Henrik Lundqvist and Marek Mazanec was the odd-man out, among those goalies sent down.

Injuries to Matt Beleskey and Boo Nieves will keep them with the team, but they won't be on the active roster to start the season.

Adjust all your projections accordingly.

The goaltending decision has been made official in Edmonton, as the team placed Al Montoya on waivers for the purpose of assignment on Friday.  It was somewhat expected in the off-season that this would be the case, when the Oilers signed Mikko Koskinen to a much larger contract to come over from Europe, but Montoya did have the chance to play his way back into the spot, but it doesn't appear that happened.  The Oilers are getting the waiver situation out of the way now, as they head to Europe to start the season with the New Jersey Devils, taking waiver-exempt goalie Shane Starrett with them for the trip.

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