Two weeks after picking up the feisty winger in the NHL
Waiver Draft, the Rangers sent Sheldon Keefe through waivers, where he was
claimed by his former club the Tampa Bay Lightning and immediately reassigned to
the AHL. Keefe made just one pre-season appearance with the Rangers in his
brief stay and could not break into the veteran laden NHL line-up.
In explanation of the move Coach and General Manager, Glen
Sather suggested that Keefe just did not fit with the make-up of the Rangers, a
comment that Keefe's agent was quick to counter suggesting the Rangers never
gave him the chance.
Rangers give up:
Sheldon Keefe, Right Wing
Career Record: 12G 12A 24Pts 78PIM in 125 NHL games
2002-03 Stats: 2G 5A 7Pts 24PIM in 37 NHL games