Rangers to Terminate Veteran Forward's Contract

The New York Rangers have made a notable roster move, as they have placed forward Nick Bonino on unconditional waivers for the purposes of contract termination.

Bonino, 35, was recently placed on regular waivers by the Rangers and cleared. He was then sent down to the Hartford Wolf Pack. Now, with this unconditional waiver placement, Bonino will become a free agent if another team does not claim him. 

Per Peter Baugh, Bonino decided over the break that he did not want to report to the AHL roster and asked for this contract termination. 

Bonino appeared in 45 games this season with the Rangers, posting one goal, four assists, and a minus-12 rating.

In other news, the Winnipeg Jets have placed forward Axel Jonsson-Fjallby on waivers. This move is in response to the club officially activating star center Mark Scheifele off of injured reserve, which head coach Rick Bowness earlier this week shared would happen. 

The Jets needed a roster spot for Scheifele to be freed up, so Jonsson-Fjallby was made expendable. Now teams around the NHL will have the freedom to claim him off of waivers if they wish to. 

Jonsson-Fjallby, 25, has appeared in 26 games this season with the Jets, where he has two goals to go along with five points and 28 hits. He also has spent time in the American Hockey League (AHL) this season with the Manitoba Moose, where he has three goals and five points.

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