Larry Brooks wrote earlier this week that Rangers are "expected to attempt" to trade Nick Holden in exchange for potential help at center. (NY Post)
Brooks wrote on Wednesday that the Rangers could move Holden for draft picks to both remove him from the crowded defense and also to clear a bit more cap space. (NY Post)
He also wrote last weekend that there is a "glut" of defensemen that could be moved, including many from Vegas, that is holding up a potential trade market. (NY Post)
Holden's potential future with the Rangers has been a topic for most of the offseason.
Holden, 30, is a UFA at the end of the season and has a cap hit of $1.65 million but an actual salary of $1.8 million.
Adam Rotter: Unless the Rangers have another move planned, I think Nick Holden starts the season with them. He would be the sixth defenseman and provide a bit of insurance in the event that the young defensemen the Rangers have all need a bit of time in Hartford. While I think there is a pretty good chance that Holden will start the season with the Rangers, I think there is more than a pretty good chance that he won't end the season with the Rangers. Unless he plays at the level he did in the first part of last season, or the Rangers are decimated by injuries, at some point they will likely use him to land a depth center from a team that needs a depth defenseman.