Brendan Smith Placed on Waivers

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Phil Kocher

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Phil Kocher
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It could be a busy morning in Rangers Town.

Not only did the Rangers re-call defenseman Neal Pionk earlier today, but according to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, veteran defenseman Brendan Smith, who has struggled mightily all season since signing his long-term extension this summer, has been placed on waivers:

Smith, 29, is in the first year of a four-year, $17.4M extension but has routinely been a healthy scratch throughout this tumultous season.

We’ll have more on this as it’s available.

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