The New York Rangers placed backup goaltender Steve Valiquette on waivers in a surprising move on Wednesday, replacing their former backup with Chad Johnson from the Hartford Wolf Pack.
According to Andrew Gross of Ranger Rants, Valiquette has cleared waivers at noon and has been assigned to Hartford in order to continue with the original plan set out for Valiquette.
"WeÆd like to send [Valiquette] down on conditioning," coach John Tortorella said on Wednesday. "We want to get him down there playing and get his game back. ItÆs a tough situation for Valley. He hasnÆt played a whole bunch. Sometimes your skills may diminish. ItÆs just been a little bit of a struggle for him. He works his butt off on the ice, but he hasnÆt played much and I think thatÆs hurt him. He ge ...
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