NHL Rumors: Latest on New York Rangers Trade Buzz

The New York Rangers open training camp next week and one player who won't be attending is defenseman Nils Lundkvist.

It's the same ol' story for the Rangers as this season will begin with another prospect wanting out of the organization for more playing time and more opportunity. Lundkvist's agent Claude Lemieux confirmed to USA Today his player has demanded a trade and won't be reporting for duty. This comes a season after Rangers forward Vitali Kravtsov asked out, a situation which is still materializing.

Lundkvist is a 22-year-old former first-round pick who has been leapfrogged by fellow Rangers blueliner Braden Schneider on the team's depth chart and with Jacob Trouba and Adam Fox already sketched in stone, Lundkvist is hard pressed for minutes and feels he's an NHL defenseman who should be playing each and every night.

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The Rangers will honor the trade and don't expect to see Lundkvist in North America until the move is complete. The disgruntled d-man dressed for 25 games last season, registering one goal and three assists, playing just shy of 14 minutes a night. So far, the Montreal Canadiens, Arizona Coyotes and Detroit Red Wings have been linked to a deal with the Rangers.

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