The Rangers have announced that Boo Nieves, Tanner Glass and Nathan Gerbe have been assigned to Hartford.
Magnus Hellberg has also been assigned to Hartford and Gabriel Fontaine has been returned to his QMJHL team.
Glass and Gerbe need to clear waivers to be sent to Hartford. Gerbe reportedly has options to play in Europe.
The Rangers now have 14 forwards left in training camp, 8 defensemen and two goalies:
Forwards (14): Pavel Buchnevich, Jesper Fast, Michael Grabner, Kevin Hayes, Josh Jooris, Chris Kreider, Oscar Lindberg, J.T. Miller, Rick Nash, Brandon Pirri, Derek Stepan, Jimmy Vesey, Mika Zibanejad, Mats Zuccarello
Defensemen (8): Adam Clendening, Dan Girardi, Nick Holden, Kevin Klein, Ryan McDonagh, Dylan McIlrath, Brady Skjei, Marc Staal
Goaltenders (2): Henrik Lundqvist, Antti Raanta
The Rangers have 24 players, with Oscar Lindberg likely starting on IR, and have $2.025 million in cap space.
Adam Rotter: I liked Gerbe during the preseason. He has speed and energy to burn and I think he could play on this team but the Rangers are deep at forward, especially at wing, and are more in need of a center which is where Josh Jooris staying around comes in. It will be interesting to see if Gerbe goes to Europe or sticks around Hartford because when Matthew Lombardi was sent down a couple of years ago he went to Europe and he most certainly would have been called up if he had stayed.
As for Tanner Glass, this was long expected. He's in the last year of his deal and while I wouldn't say for sure he will never wear a Rangers jersey again, that possibility is certainly there. Like last year he could return after being sent down but the Rangers have some nice depth in Hartford now and could look to go in another direction when needed.
This could technically be the roster the Rangers start the season with as placing Lindberg on IR would bring them to a compliant 23 players. There still might be a decision on defense but it certainly looks like the choices at forward have been made. Now the next step is figuring out where everyone slots in.