Rangers place Beleskey on waivers

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The New York Rangers placed forward Matt Beleskey on the waiver wire Wednesday, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Beleskey suffered a separated shoulder in the preseason and hasn't played a regular-season game with the Rangers in 2018-19.

The 30-year-old is in the penultimate campaign of the five-year, $19-million deal he signed with the Boston Bruins on July 1, 2015.

His cap hit is $3.8 million, but the Rangers are only on the hook for half of that, as the Bruins retained the other half in the trade that sent him, Ryan Spooner, and a first-round pick to New York for Rick Nash in February.

Beleskey's cap hit could be reduced to $875,000 if he clears waivers and is then assigned to the AHL, according to CapFriendly.

Rangers place Beleskey on waivers
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