Last-minute surprise on waivers following the trade involving the New York Rangers

Published February 9, 2023 at 2:59 PM
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After making a major trade with the St. Louis Blues in the final minutes:


Now the New York Rangers have placed a surprising name on waivers, as reported by the excellent Chris Johnston:

"Placed on waivers today: Libor Hajek (NYR)."



"I'm told Niko Mikkola (defenseman) is also being traded to the Rangers, along with Vladimir Tarasenko, which is why Libor Hajek is surprisingly on waivers." - Frank Seravalli

It's shuffling!

Hajek, who just turned 25, is a 6-foot-2, 209-pound defensively sound defenseman who the Rangers wouldn't even trade last year, imagine that.

Hajek is a 37th overall pick in the 2016 draft and looks to be a young Joel Edmundson.

He's now free as a bird because, following their major trade to acquire Tarasenko, the Rangers had to make a quick decision to free up some money on the payroll.

More details will follow.


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