New York Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton will be a bit busier than originally expected during the holiday freeze. 

One of his young forwards has officially requested a trade and Gorton will be able to feel out the market during the freeze. 

NHL insider Darren Dreger reports that forward Lias Andersson has formally asked to be moved. 

Dreger adds that he's no longer with the team and will wait for a trade before playing again. 

The 2017 7th overall pick has found a similar story as Edmonton's Jesse Puljujarvi who had lots of potential but just can't find a fit with the team that drafted him. 

He's got nine points in 66 NHL games so far in his young career.