The Rangers have signed Brendan Lemieux to a two-year contract worth $3.1 million ($1.55M AAV).
The Rangers have signed Ryan Strome to a two-year contract worth $9.0 million ($4.5M AAV).
The Rangers have signed Tony DeAngelo to a two-year deal worth $9.6 million ($4.8M AAV).
The Rangers have signed Alexandar Georgiev to a two-year extension worth $4.85 million ($2.425M AAV).
Source: @NYRangers 10/15/20, 4:03 pm EST
The Rangers have signed Alexis Lafrenière to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Source: @NYRangers 10/12/20, 3:31 pm EST
The Rangers have re-signed Phil Di Giuseppe to a one-year, two-way deal ($700K/$250K).
Source: PuckPedia 10/11/20, 10:41 am EST
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
The Rangers have signed Anthony Bitetto to a two-year, two way contract ($737.5K AAV in NHL).
Bitetto was in and out of the Jets lineup during 2020, finishing with eight assists in 51 games. In 2021 he will be with his fourth team in three years and will likely be on the outside looking on their solid blueline.
Source: John Matisz 10/9/20, 9:37 pm EST
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.
The Rangers have signed Anthony Greco to a two-year, two-way contract ($737.5K/$212.5K).
Greco bounced around the AHL last season, combining for 11 goals and 13 assists (24 points) in 47 games with Springfield, Syracuse and San Jose. Greco will start the 2021 season with Hartford (AHL).
Source: PuckPedia 10/9/20, 6:38 pm EST
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
Lemieux is expected to draw into the Rangers lineup in Game 3.
Lemieux served his two-game suspension during Game 1 and 2 but is eligible to play in a must-win for the Rangers on Tuesday. Lemieux, who had 18 points (6G / 12A) in 59 games, is expected to replace Steven Fogarty in the lineup.
Source: Dan Rosen 08/4/20, 10:35 am EST
DeAngelo (undisclosed) will play in Game 1 vs. the Hurricanes.
Source: Dan Rosen 08/1/20, 11:58 am EST
DeAngelo (undisclosed) is on the ice for warmups; may play in Game 1 vs. Carolina.
Shesterkin (undisclosed) is "unfit to play" in Game 1 vs. the Hurricanes.
Source: Dan Rosen 08/1/20, 11:35 am EST
DeAngelo (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Game 1.
DeAngelo missed Friday's practice and head coach David Quinn has listed him as a game-time decision for Saturday's series opener. If DeAngelo can't play, look for Adam Fox or Jacob Trouba to move to the top power-play unit.
Source: Jon Lane 07/31/20, 1:37 pm EST