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New York Rangers inform teams of their plans for Alexis Lafreniere


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Matt Garland
January 5, 2023  (10:31 PM)
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Head coach Gerard Gallant scratched forward Alexis Lafreniere on December 29th in the New York Rangers' 2-1 shootout loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Teams around the league took notice and thought it was an opportunity to check on the former 1st overall picks availability,

NHL Insider, Pierre LeBrun is reporting that Alexis Lafreniere is not available as trade rumors swirl.
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«Predictably, there were teams that checked in with the Rangers last week after his healthy scratch,»
LeBrun said.
«The reality is the Rangers told those teams, ‘We still believe in this young man,' and the Rangers have told the same to Lafreniere himself. They hope this is a good reset and they very much believe in his long-term potential. So for now he's certainly a Ranger.»

Lafrenière has five goals and 12 assists through 37 games this season. The former 1st overall pick from 2020 hasn't been live up to the hype so far in his young career. He averages less than half a point a game with 36 goals and 33 assists through 172 career games played.
Since getting back in the lineup the 21 year old has gone pointless in three games while averaging less than thirteen minutes a night. He is currently playing on the third line with Jimmy Vesey and Filip Chytil.
Lafrenière is in the final year of his entry-level deal and is a restricted free agent after this season.

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