Following last night’s third preseason game, the Rangers have announced the reassignment of an additional eight players, taking their camp roster down to 34 with three games to play. Headlining the reassignments is forward Brennan Othmann, who looked strong in Game 1, but made less of an impression in last night’s 5-2 loss to the Devils.
As a 19 year old drafted out of Canadian Juniors, Othmann is ineligible to play in the AHL this year, and as such has been reassigned to the Flint Generals of the OHL. Last year Othmann was a leader in the league, scoring over 50 goals and helping Flint get into the third round of the Memorial Cup playoffs.
Also reassigned was 6-7 Swedish forward, Adam Edstrom. This was Edstrom’s first camp with the Rangers since being drafted in 2019, and the plan was always to send him back to Sweden after completing a stint in Training Camp. Edstrom is still pretty raw, and it remains to be seen whether he can make a serious run at an NHL spot, but his progress has been encouraging, and a good year in Sweden could certainly move him into the conversation for a fourth line role.
Six other players have also been assigned to Hartford in preparation for their training camp which opens on Monday. Forwards Turner Elson, CJ Smith, Karl Henriksson and Patrick Khodorenko, along with defenseman Brandon Scanlin and goaltender Olof Lindbom, will now join the 19 players that were reassigned earlier.