Larry Brooks writes that the Rangers intend to start next season with Vlad Namestnikov as a winger and not a center. (NY Post)
Brooks notes that Namestnikov could switch back to center in the event that a player like Lias Andersson or Filip Chytil struggle and need time in Hartford. (NY Post)
Namestnikov had 4 points in 19 games after coming to the Rangers, playing both on the wing and in the middle.