Wojtek Wolski entered training camp vying for a spot on the Rangers No. 1 line. Saturday morning, after playing in only nine of the team's 59 games so far this season, Wolski was traded by the Rangers to Florida in exchange for a third round selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and defenseman Michael Vernace.
Injuries, sports hernia surgery, and roster depth at the forward position completely turned around Wolski's season in New York, precipitating Saturday's trade after he notche donly three points this season.
Prior to Saturday's game against the Buffalo Sabres, Rangers head coach John Tortorella discussed the trade, as well as Wolski's season.