Ray Shero’s familiarity with Tyler Kennedy from their Pittsburgh Penguins days only went so far, as the New Jersey Devils released him from his PTO on Friday.
Kennedy was with the Penguins from 2007-08 to 2012-13, yet he’s starting to become something of a journeyman.
(Although he probably feels more like a pinball.)
During his time in Pittsburgh, he sporadically put up nice possession stats, though one wonders how much that had to do with Jordan Staal.
It could be that he’s struggling to find a niche, as he might not be adept enough at any one facet of the game to really make himself marketable. His agent will once again have his work cut out for him.
At 29, one would think he’d get a shot somewhere, although Kennedy might have to accept more reps in the AHL than he would prefer.
His KHL rights belong to Traktor Chelyabinsk, but they will reportedly be transferred to SKA St. Petersburg. Every indication is that the Kings still hold his NHL rights, for whatever that may be worth.
Hey, Brian McGrattan’s still kicking/punching around