Some interesting news today and no it didn’t involve whatever happened in the last two minutes of regulation last night. (No, I still haven’t gotten over that.) According to the AHL transaction sheet, the Rangers have sent Steve Eminger to Connecticut on a conditioning stint. The Rangers confirmed the move.
This is probably a good thing for Eminger but could mean a lot of things. It could mean they want him to play to be prepared for minutes with the Rangers in a couple of games and can’t take the chance to throw him into a game right now. For Eminger fans, that would be the best news. My gut is saying it means we’ve seen the last of Eminger as a Ranger, which is disappointing. The last Ranger sent to Connecticut for a “conditioning stint” after sitting out for a few weeks was Erik Christensen. Roughly two weeks later, he found himself in Minnesota. Now I believe he asked for that trade but this move reeks of the same thing.
I could be wrong and someone else is on the move so they need him prepared. (I have speculations about that as well. Look at recent D ice time.) Or it could be a true conditioning stint. We won’t know the truth till next weekend at the earliest. My hunch is it’s neither of the things mentioned in this paragraph. Hope I’m wrong.