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Where does Pavel Buchnevich fit in the lineup for next season?

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With both Derek Stepan and Oscar Lindberg gone from the Rangers lineup, the team’s forward corps is set to take a different form this upcoming season. Others will be counted on to replace their production and solidify the team’s lineup. One of those players will be Pavel Buchnevich. Buchnevich didn’t exactly light up the score sheet during his first season on Broadway, but he certainly showed flashes of the player he could become for the Rangers. He scored some pretty impressive goals. So where does he fit in the lineup next season? That answer is simple.

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No Surprises From The Rangers

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In what has been a hectic week and a half for hockey fans, the Vegas Golden Knights finally know which players they can poach from the NHL’s thirty other teams. And when it comes to the Rangers list of protected players, there really were no surprises when the list was revealed this morning. Jeff Gorton and his staff were left with two options to decide which players to protect. They could either go with the seven forwards, three defensemen and one goalie option, which would allow them to protect the maximum amount of players possible. Or they could go with the eight skaters and a goalie option, in hopes of protecting more forwards than defensemen.

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Rangers Making Moves

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The Rangers announced today that they have re-signed forward Matt Puempel to a one-year deal, worth $725,000. The signing appears to be Jeff Gorton trying to add another player to the expansion draft, with the Blueshirts now being compliant for next week’s draft. With Jesper Fast, Oscar Lindberg, Antti Raanta and Michael Grabner all top candidates to be selected by Vegas, this gives George McPhee another player to look at from his former team. Should Puempel “survive” the expansion draft, he will be able to compete for a roster spot out of training camp.

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