Friday, September 26, 2008

Nedved Cut; Korpikoski Hanging Around

Petr Nedved's attempt to make the Rangers is over as he was among those cut this morning. Artem Anisimov, Greg Moore, Dale Weise, and Thomas Pock were reassigned as reported by Sam Weinman at The Rangers Report. Weinman also notes that Tom Renney had Chris Drury practicing on the wing with Gomez and Naslund this morning, while Korpikoski centered a line with Callahan and Voros.

Glen Sather had this to say on the Nedved cut...

“I told him this summer we had a lot of young guys and we have only so many spots,” Glen Sather told Weinman. “Plus, there’s a cap issue to deal with. I thought he played well. I just knew what we’d be up against. But I didn’t want to not give him the opportunity.”

Brett Cyrgalis at The Blue Seat has more here, while Andrew Gross at Ranger Rants analyses the cuts here.

...Nedved had to know that everything needed to break his way to make the team. He held up his end of the bargain, but Korpikoski was too good to be sent back down to Hartford.

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