Haley cleared waivers on Monday, 11/18 but was not assigned to Hartford.
David Quinn said that putting Haley on waivers had to do with “roster flexibility.”
The Rangers have placed Micheal Haley on waivers according to Elliotte Friedman.
Haley joined. the Rangers on a PTO in training camp and then signed a one-year, two-way contract prior to the season.
This season Haley has one goal, 40 PIM and an average of 5:49 per game in 10 games.
Haley is last in the NHL in average ice time per game for players that have played at least 10 games this season.
He has two fights this season.
In the past two games, Haley:
- Against TB: 4:09, minus two. Roughing and slashing penalties and 10 minute misconduct at 19:16 of the second period. 10 minute misconduct at 18:35 of the third period.
- Against Florida: 1:29 of ice time, slashing penalty at 6:18 of the first period that Florida scored on. He played one shift in the second and one in the third.
If Haley clears waivers the Rangers will have 30 days to send him to Hartford before needing to place him on waivers again.
Adam Rotter: This doesn’t necessarily mean the end of Haley with the Rangers, he may not go to Hartford and even if he does, he could get called up again. Still, the Rangers, for the most part, played 11 forwards when Haley was in the lineup and that just doesn’t work for this team. Haley was kept around to counter against some of the tougher and physical teams but he hasn’t done much, other than sit in the box, and Brendan Lemieux can probably take more of that role on.
Regarding his actual spot in the lineup, Haley was going to come out when Kaapo Kakko was healthy and Greg McKegg, or maybe Lias Andersson for a bit, will do the same when Mika Zibanejad is healthy.