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Lias Andersson Could Be At The Crossroads With The New York Rangers

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Credit is owed the Rangers for treating Lias Andersson as they would any other young prospect required to earn minutes and not as an entitled seventh-overall selection of the 2017 entry draft that the Swede was just hours after the club had obtained that pick in the Derek Stepan deal with Arizona.

Credit to the front office led first by Glen Sather and now by John Davidson for not directing David Quinn to abandon his principles and give the youngster ice time the coach did not believe Andersson had warranted in order to make what appears an unwise draft decision look good.

But now that Andersson has been dispatched to the AHL for the third straight year, this becomes all about whether there is a path back to New York for the 21-year-old and if so, whether it might make more sense to shift Andersson to the wing once he suits up for the Wolf Pack.


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