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Grachev to play in NHL or AHL This Season and Rangers Reading

From Laurie at Beyond the Blueshirts:

It will likely come as a surprise to no one, but according to OHL Prospects, Evgeny Grachev’s time in the Ontario Hockey League is up after a single season.  According to the blog, the New York Rangers have already informed the Brampton Battalion that the 19-year old winger won’t be returning for a sophomore season, and will instead turn pro, playing in either the AHL or NHL.

Grachev, a Rangers 2008 third round draft pick (75th over all), finished second in team scoring for the Battalion in 2008-2009, leading all OHL freshmen in goals and points and earning OHL Rookie of the Year honors in the process.  Despite his strong North American debut, it’s likely the 6′3″ 202-pound winger will need to spend some time adjusting to the professional game with the Hartford Wolf Pack in the AHL before he earns a roster spot in New York.

Click here for more on Grachev.

 

For more on the latest Ranger news, notes, opinions and more, check out the links below:

- Blue Notes and here
- SNYRangersBlog.com and here
- Blueshirt Banter
- Scotty Hockey
- The New York Rangers Blog
- 100 Ranger Greats

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