Rangers give Vitali Kravtsov permission to try to find new home

New York Rangers' Vitali Kravtsov waits for play to resume during the first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins in an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in New York. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)

Forward Vitali Kravtsov has permission from the New York Rangers to contact other clubs in hopes of a trade after not making the opening-night roster, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports.

Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports Kravtsov will not report to the Rangers’ American Hockey League affiliate in Hartford and expects to be suspended.

Kravtsov had two goals and two assists in 20 games with the Rangers last season, his first NHL campaign.

The Russian was picked ninth overall by the Rangers in the 2018 NHL Draft.

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