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The Rangers signed Jonny Brodzinski to a one-year, two-way contract ($700K/$200K).

Brodzinski had a strong AHL season in 2020, finishing fifth on the San Jose Barracuda with 30 points (14G / 16A) in 44 games. The former fifth-round pick has had a tough time cracking the NHL and that won't change after signing with a deep Rangers team.

Source: PuckPedia 10/10/20, 12:21 pm EST

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The Rangers have signed Jack Johnson to a one-year contract worth $1.15 million.

After the Penguins bought out the final three years of his contract on Tuesday, the Rangers brought in Johnson on a one-year deal to have him replace Marc Staal. Johnson struggled in Pittsburgh, making this signing a little curious. But at the very least it allows the Rangers' young defensemen more time to develop.

Source: John Shannon 10/9/20, 8:59 pm EST

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The Rangers have signed Keith Kinkaid to a two-year contract worth $1.75 million ($875K AAV).

Kinkaid is a New York native, who provides some veteran organizational depth after the buyout of Henrik Lundqvist. Kinkaid spent most of last season in the AHL, where he had an .888 SV% in 17 games with Laval and Charlotte (AHL). Kinkaid has a career .905 SV% in the NHL with the Devils and Canadiens.

Source: PuckPedia 10/9/20, 6:27 pm EST

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The Rangers have signed Colin Blackwell to a one-year deal worth $1.45 million ($725K AAV).

After spending the last three seasons in the Predators' organization, Blackwell hit the open market on Friday and signed on with the Rangers. In New York he could have a tough time cracking the opening night roster but he's a hard-working winger that could serve a role in the bottom-6 if injuries pop up. He had 10 points (3G / 7A) in 27 games with the Predators in 2020.

Source: Pierre LeBrun 10/9/20, 6:08 pm EST

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The Rangers have signed Kevin Rooney to a two-year deal worth $1.5 million ($750K AAV).

Rooney signed with the New Jersey Devils out of Providence College and spent the first five years of his career in that organization. The 27-year-old was a regular NHLer in 2020, scoring four goals and five assists (nine points) in 49 games. He will be a borderline roster player on a deep Rangers team and could start the year in Hartford (AHL).

Source: Pierre LeBrun 10/9/20, 5:36 pm EST

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The Penguins have placed Jack Johnson on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout.

Johnson had three years left with a $3.25M cap hit but is now an unrestricted free agent hoping for one last chance. Johnson's buyout will cost the Penguins $1.17M agains the cap for the next two years, $1.92M in 2023 and $916K AAV from 2024-to-2026 (per PuckPedia). In 2020, Johnson had 11 points (3G / 8A), 183 hits and 97 blocked shots in 67 games.

Source: Elliotte Friedman 10/6/20, 8:30 am EST

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Shesterkin (undisclosed) will start Game 3 vs. the Hurricanes.

Shesterkin was surprisingly "unfit to play" in Games 1 and 2 but will make his playoffs debut in an elimination game on Tuesday. Shesterkin was lights out after being recalled from the AHL in January. The rookie went 10-2-0 with a 2.52 GAA and .932 SV% in 12 starts and will need to bring that game tonight if the Rangers are going to keep their season alive.

Source: Stephen Whyno 08/4/20, 4:30 pm EST

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