Blue(shirt) Monday: Rangers waive Stoll


The New York Rangers made a fairly noteworthy move today, placing veteran Jarret Stoll on waivers, per TSN.

Stoll, 33, had appeared in 29 games for the Blueshirts this season, scoring one goal and two points while averaging just under 14 minutes a night.

While he’d been a healthy scratch a couple of times, Stoll was one of the more regular presences in Alain Vigneault’s bottom-six forward group.

That said, he did struggle — his possession metrics weren’t great, and he seemed a step slow at times.

Signed to a one-year, $800,000 deal this summer, Stoll’s contract with the Rangers came after his offseason arrest for cocaine and MDMA possession in Las Vegas. He eventually plead guilty to a pair of misdemeanors, but the incident all but ended his time with his old team, the Los Angeles Kings.

Stoll had been a valuable depth center for the Kings during their two Stanley Cup championships. All told he spent seven seasons in L.A., scoring a career-high 47 points during the 2009-10 campaign.

As for his future… well, it remains to be seen if anyone will take a flier. Stoll has a lot of miles on the odometer (over 800 games played during a 13-year career) and hasn’t looked great in recent weeks.

Most recently, he was made a healthy scratch in Saturday’s 5-4 OT loss in Calgary.