Report: Rangers to sit Carpenter, Schneider vs. Kings

New York Rangers defenceman Braden Schneider, right, checks Calgary Flames forward Andrew Mangiapane during first period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023. (Jeff McIntosh/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

The New York Rangers are expected to sit both Ryan Carpenter and Braden Schneider Sunday against the Los Angeles Kings, per multiple reports.

The decision comes just ahead of the NHL’s trade deadline where many are expecting the Rangers to make a deal for Chicago Blackhawks superstar Patrick Kane.

Sitting both players protects them from injury and gives the Rangers the option to include either in a potential deal, or send them down to the AHL to make room for any potential new additions to their roster.

Carpenter has played in 21 games for the Rangers this season, scoring one goal and picking up three points.

The 21-year-old Schneider had played in 59 games for the Rangers this season, potting five goals and dishing out 10 assists.

Prior to Sunday’s contest, the Rangers sat third in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 33-17-9.

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