Jesse Spector tweets that Glen Sather said White and Kennedy were put on waivers to give Rangers flexibility if opportunity presents itself to acquire someone expensive. However, he doesn't expect to make an addition, but wants to keep options open.
Sather also expressed no interest in any players who hit the waiver wire today. He wouldn't tell media if he was talking trades.
Update, 1:12 p.m.:
@thenyrangers tweets that Drury was not taking shots on the ice.
Update, 1:00 p.m.:
Gross now tweets that Tortorella says despite being waived Kennedy and White will not be going to Hartford and expects them on the ice tomorrow.
Update, 12:41 p.m.:
Andrew Gross tweets that Chris Drury (broken left index finger) is on the ice in full gear with Marty Biron and assistant Mike Sullivan taking shots.
...and here's your reason for the waivings.
Update, 12:30 p.m.:
Larry Brooks tweets that this move likely means a deal for a defenseman is in the works.
Bob McKenzie tweets...
NYR put Tim Kennedy and Todd White on waivers.
...sort of shocked to see Kennedy waived. Thought he had a solid camp and could help the Rangers at some point. This may mean Drury won't be IR'd or are going to make a move.
...pretty disappointed with White's performance. Thought he would put forth a better effort. Obviously, the Rangers needed to waive him and his salary.
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