Rangers waive Jooris, Coyotes claim him


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Josh Jooris was waived by the Rangers and claimed by the Coyotes. AP Photo via Getty Images

With Pavel Buchnevich nearing a return, the Rangers placed forward Josh Jooris on waivers today. Signed as a depth move, the 26-year old center got into 12 games tallying a goal and assist with six penalty minutes.

For Jooris, it became a numbers game. With Oscar Lindberg finally playing better and Hartford recall Marek Hrivik gaining the coach’s trust, there wasn’t any room for the former Flame.

However, the Coyotes claimed him. So, the hard worker will get another opportunity with Arizona. He is a fourth liner who brings energy and can kill penalties. Even though it didn’t work out in New York City, we wish Jooris the best of luck with his new team.

About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included separate stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also interned for or hockey historian Stan Fischler and worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil telecasts. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has covered consecutive Staten Island Yankees NY Penn League championships in '05 and '06. He also scored Berkeley Carroll high school basketball games from '06-14 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree. The Battle Of New York administrator and chief editor can be followed below on Twitter and Facebook.
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