12:24PM: Bob McKenzie says that Bickel will play for the Whale today.
12:10PM: According to Larry Brooks, Stu Bickel has cleared waivers.
The Rangers have 30 days to send Bickel down to Hartford before they need to place him on waivers again.
Bickel was placed on waivers yesterday.
Ken Daneyko said on HNL last night that he thought Stu Bickel had the potential to be a good 5th/6th defenseman.
Dave Maloney said he wasn't sure bout placing Bickel on waivers as he falls into the category of players who stand up for his teammates and could develop into a role player.
When asked about Bickel yesterday,John Tortorella said ,"it certainly isn't helping him to be bag skated every day. We will see what happens."