Update, 1:01 p.m.:
In related news, Alex Nunn at Pro Hockey News has this quote from Rangers Director of Player Personnel Gordie Clark on Jesper Fasth…
"He is ready and it's up to him if he wants to come over right now. I think he's ready as a player now."
Nunn also has this quote from Fasth…
"It's a dream to play in the NHL. I feel more ready now than last year. But it is difficult to say anything about it now"
…interesting timing from Clark on this quote. Reason for Halpern move becoming clear.
According to Darren Dreger at TSN, the Rangers have placed Jeff Halpern on waivers.
Halpern had zero goals, one assist and was a -5 while playing in all 30 games this season. He also has a .567 faceoff percentage on the season.
If Halpern is not claimed, he will be assigned to the Whale.
…welp, this is what happens when the team is struggling to score and you have zero goals.
…guess this is the transaction to get Asham back in the line-up. Here's my hopeful lines after this move…