Elliotte Friedman: Have heard that the New York Rangers have actually provided forward Vitali Kravtsov approval to talk with other groups to search for a trade. Kravtsov didn’t make the Rangers opening day lineup.
Larry Brooks: Have found out that Kravtsov is anticipated to be suspended as he declined to be designated to the AHL.
Frank Seravalli: Kravtsov was prepared 9th total in 2018. He’s dissatisfied for not making the Rangers opening lineup.
In the previous couple of months he’s changed representatives to Dan Milstein who will talk with groups about a modification of surroundings.
Vince Z. Mercogliano: Spoke with Rangers coach Gerard Gallant who made it seem like Kravtsov was vanquished by others – primarily Julien Gauthier and Dryden Hunt.
Vince Z. Mercogliano: Gallant on Kravtsov: “We like Kravy. He’s a good hockey player… But our job is to put the 23 guys that we think are available right now to play the best hockey and give us a chance to win. That’s what we’ve done.”
Vince Z. Mercogliano: Agent Milstein stated that he’s going to hold back commenting in the meantime.
Vince Z. Mercogliano: “Here’s something I don’t get: Kravtsov being demoted helped #NYR protect Hajek from waivers, w/ a slight chance they can get a late-round pick in a trade. But now they’ve pushed their relationship with a former top-10 pick to the brink, diminishing his trade value in the process.”