The noted agitator cleared waivers Wednesday and was assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the AHL. The move clears his $1.93 million from the team’s salary cap.
All-Star defenseman Marc Staal was placed on the injured list because of lingering effects from a concussion on Feb. 22 when he was hit by brother Eric, a star forward with the Carolina Hurricanes.
Staal, who stayed home from Europe to skate and practice, had already been ruled out of the opening two games in Sweden. He would be eligible to play Oct. 15 against the New York Islanders, but there is no timetable for his return.
Filling his place on the blue line will be 20-year-old rookie Tim Erixon, who was recalled from Connecticut after being sent down on Saturday. Erixon, acquired from Calgary in June, had two assists and a plus-3 rating in five preseason games with the Rangers.
Brendan Bell and Stu Bickel also cleared waivers and remained on the Rangers‘ 23-man roster, giving New York eight defensemen.
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