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2022 New York Rangers Offseason

Jessica Campbell will be a coach during Rangers development camp

7/5/22 | Campbell was hired by Seattle’s AHL team as an assistant coach and is unlikely to take part in Rangers development camp.

6/14/22 | The Rangers have announced that Jessica Campbell will join the team as a coach for development camp later this summer.

Campbell has worked with NHLers Tyson Jost, Joel Edmundson, Damon Severson and Luke Schenn.

With Germany at the 2022 Worlds she worked with Detroit’s Moritz Seider.

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2022 New York Rangers Offseason Ryan Strome Ryan Strome Contract/Future

What Ryan Strome said about his injury and his future

Ryan Strome said on Monday that he had been dealing with a lower-body injury during the second half of the season and it “got worse the last two rounds.” (NYR)

He said he was dealing with a pelvis injury and that he would find out on Tuesday if he needed surgery. (NYR)

Strome said “I was just dealing with, like, a  pelvis injury, my whole pelvis, which makes both groins and your abs. I felt like I was playing with a knife in my abs for the last little while” (NYR)

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2022 New York Rangers Offseason

What Gerard Gallant said on Monday

Gerard Gallant spoke at his end of season media availability today and said (NYR):

  • What went into scratching Kakko, “Trying to win a hockey game and just dressing my lineup. When we sit down and talk about our lineup that is what we do….we love the kid, he’s a good player, good young player, but we just thought the best lineup was trying to win that game.”
  • Was there something about his play that didn’t fit the situation, “it’s not about his game, it’s about the team game and the lineup. Like I told, most of the games we had some game-time decisions on certain people. That is the way we made it up, if this didn’t play, this guy plays, so that is how we went into the game. We weren’t sure what the lineup was going to be in warmups.”
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2022 New York Rangers Offseason Kaapo Kakko

What Gerard Gallant said about scratching Kaapo Kakko in Game 6

3:50 PM: Kakko said that this was the first time he had been scratched at any level and that no one talked to him about it, he just saw that he wasn’t in the lineup. (Stepheneon)

He added that what happened in Game 6 won’t impact his desire to return to the Rangers and will instead provide motivation for next season. (Stephenson)

1:46 PM: While speaking on Monday, Gerard Gallant said that he scratched Kaapo Kakko for Saturday’s game six loss because he felt that he was dressing the best lineup.

He said, “trying to win a hockey game and just dressing my lineup. When we sit down and talk about our lineup that is what we do….we love the kid, he’s a good player, good young player, but we just thought the best lineup was trying to win that game.” (NYR)

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2022 New York Rangers Offseason

What is next for the Rangers after being eliminated

8:32 AM: On 32 Thoughts, Elliotte Friedman said “I think the number one thing is where are we going with Kakko, here? When he was scratched my phone blew up with ‘teams are going to be going after this guy.’ They are going to be asking about him, I had people throwing offer sheet scenarios at me, I had people saying ‘this team liked him, that team liked him and they’ll be calling about him.’ I think his future immediately leaps to near the top of the list. Are the Rangers still committed to him? Is he still committed to them? That is going to be a big question.”

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2022 New York Rangers Offseason Vitali Kravtsov

Vitali Kravtsov signs one-year deal

6/13/22 | 9:16 AM: The Rangers have confirmed the signing.

Elliotte Friedman said on 32 Thoughts that the early ‘guestimation on Kravtsov is that he is staying with the Rangers.’

6/12/22 | 11:20 AM: Vitali Kravtsov’s agent announced that Kravtsov has signed a one-year deal with the Rangers.

Kravtsov was slated to be an RFA.

It is a one-way contract worth $875,000.