A lot of the hooplah today was that the Rangers claimed Jeff Woywitka off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens. They also made a few other minor moves to round out the rosters at the NHL and AHL levels:
- To make room for Woywitka, the Rangers sent Stu Bickel to the Connecticut Whale. It is a bit ridiculous that Bickel had to return to the US, you would think that the NHL would consider this to be a special cicrumstance, considering he is in Europe.
- The Whale signed forward Scott Tanski to an AHL contract.
- The Whale signed forward Jordan Owens and defenseman T.J. Fast to Professional Try Outs.
In addition to the roster moves, some good news. The judge threw out all charges against Aaron Boogaard for felony drug possession. Boogaard was originally charged in connection with his brother Derek’s tragic death, but it was revealed that Aaron was helping his brother with his addiction. It is good that his charges were dropped.