The Rangers have requested a compensatory draft pick for the recently deceased Alex Cherepanov, because he is "technically eligible to re-enter the draft."
GM Glen Sather
courageously accidentally(?) lets his assistant GM do the talking.
Have not yet confirmed the rumor that the Rangers intend to sign Pelle Lindbergh to back up fellow Swede (albeit technically living) Henrik Lundqvist, because Lindbergh is "technically an eligible free agent."