Rangers Loan D Alexei Bereglazov to Magnitogorsk of KHL

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In what has come to be an expected announcement, the New York Rangers have confirmed that defenseman Alexei Bereglazov has officially been loaned back to the KHL.

Failing to crack the Rangers’ defense out of training camp and preseason, the 23-year old was assigned to the Hartford Wolfpack where he’s skated in 13 games, registering one goal and four points for the new-look, Drury-run affiliate.

Bereglazov’s contract did contain a European Assignment Clause, allowing him to return overseas should he fail to crack the NHL roster. By loaning Bereglazov, the Rangers do retain his rights.

Another silver lining here is that this does somewhat relieve the pressure of Hartford’s logjam on defense. Since acquiring Ryan Sproul in late October and assigning defenseman Tony DeAngelo to the Pack just a few days later, head coach Keith McCambridge has been dealing with the untenable task of skating eight defensemen.

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