Gordie Clark said recently that during the season Jeff Gorton instructed the coaches in Hartford to start playing Brady Skjei on the right side to allow for greater versatility if the Rangers needed it. (Daily News)
Alain Vigneault said during the season that one of the times they sent Skjei to Hartford they instructed him to play on the right side as insurance in case the Rangers needed him to play there. (NYR)
During parts of the regular season and playoffs Skjei played on the right side.
Larry Brooks writes that the Rangers are "likely" to shift Skjei to the right side during training camp and that could push Dylan McIlrath out of the lineup. (NY Post)
If Skjei moves to the right side then Nick Holden would presumably be the Rangers third-pair left defenseman.
7/21/16 | Jeff Gorton said on a conference call earlier this week, "Brady is a bright young prospect for us and he looked good in limited time. Lets hope that after a great summer he looks even better and can do more for us.
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Adam Rotter: Both the right side and left side are jammed up for the Rangers but Skjei is more likely to play bigger minutes and make more of an impact on the right side than the left side. Ryan McDonagh and Marc Staal are far more locked into their positions than either Dan Girardi or Kevin Klein, so Skjei's best bet at playing a big role for the Rangers would likely be on the right side.