According to Andrew Gross, the New York Rangers will sign forward Tim Kennedy, a left-wing who played for the Buffalo Sabres last season. This move is actually quite puzzling, because the Rangers do not have room for him to fit into the lineup, after they said the youth in the system will get a chance.
Nevertheless, the 24-year-old Kennedy will add some bottom-six depth to the team. He has been in the NHL for two seasons, playing only one full one. After only one game in 2008/09, he played 78 last season while recording 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points.
With those numbers, he outscored fourth line center Brian Boyle by 20 points, and Boyle’s job looks to be in jeopardy this coming season, especially if Todd White makes the team.
I would have to think that Glen Sather is working on a trade of some sort because he has added a lot of depth this summer and no player that can really help this team succeed farther than where they finished last season. The trade may not be a big one, but I do not think the Rangers are done just yet.