Bickel has one more year on his contract with a cap hit of $750,000.
He has played under ten minutes in 14 of his 16 games this season. Bickel is averaging 5:31 per game this season.
He last played on March 8th against Ottawa. Bickel has three fighting majors this season.
If Bickel clears waivers the Rangers would have 30 days to send him to Hartford. After 30 days the Rangers would have to place Bickel on waivers again.