On Friday, the Rangers assigned eight players to the Whale: Kris Newbury, Chad Kolarik, Tommy Grant, Brandon Segal, Michael Haley, Mike Vernace, Logan Pyatt and Sean Collins. Players on two-way, non entry-level contracts had to pass through waivers before being assigned to the AHL, based on an agreement between the NHL and the NHLPA.
The NHL teams will will have until three day before the regular season start to recall the players without placing then on re-entry waivers.
The Whale's training camp opens on Sept. 29. The first on-ice session is Sept. 30 at the XL Center.