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Tim Kennedy Down; Todd White On Defense For New York Rangers?

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29:  Tim Kennedy #13 of the New York Rangers warms up before a preseason game against the Detroit Red Wings at Madison Square Garden on September 29, 2010 in New York, New York.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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John TaboneCorrespondent IOctober 13, 2010

According to the official Twitter account of the New York Rangers, Tim Kennedy has been sent down to Hartford Whale-pack. Kennedy, who saw no time in the first two games of the season, played very well in the preseason. However, he does not offer more as a player than the other Rangers in the bottom six.

Expect Kennedy to help out the struggling Mats Zucarello-Aasen down in Hartford. Just two years ago, Kennedy scored 67 points (18 G 49 A) in 73 games in his 08-09 AHL season. MZA is lacking a playmaking center to play with in Hartford and the current skill of the Whale is lacking up front. Kennedy will be a quick remedy to that situation.

Also, another interesting bit of news from Rangerland is that veteran center Todd White might move to defense as he has a left-handed shot, a current need for the NYR defense corps. 

"White, though, spent some time in a red defenseman’s jersey during today’s practice. He’s a lefthanded shot, and the Rangers are looking for help on the left side of their third defensive pair. Tortorella described the bottom of the blue-line roster as “a fluid situation” today. Is it possible that White might be called on to convert from forward at this stage of his career? He’s been a solid two-way center over time, so it’s not out of the realm of possibility. We’ll find out more tomorrow, to be sure."

 

Very interesting to say the least. If he can make the move and succeeds, I wouldn't mind seeing that experiment go down on the blueline.

 

Stay tuned for more updates coming soon!


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