Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rumor: Rangers Ready To Re-Sign Eminger

It sounds like the New York Rangers may have found their veteran defenseman for next season. According to Larry Brooks, the Rangers are attempting to re-sign Steve Eminger, who came to New York in a trade last summer that sent Aaron Voros to the Ducks.

Brooks today stated:
Rangers zoning in on re-signing Eminger...should be done relatively soon...
Eminger who is still only 27 years old was a pleasant surprise last season. After watching him struggle on several teams early in his career I had very low expectations for him. However, he played the role that he was expected to play well and was surprisingly much much more physical than I think any New York Rangers fan expected.

Last year Eminger was in the second year of a two year contract, based on the fact that it's expected that Eminger will likely fill the 6th/7th defenseman role and what appears to be a lack of interest, I would expect that if he is re-signed by Sather that he won't be getting a pay raise. I actually would be surprised if he was signed for above $1.1M to be quite honest. Last year his salary was $1.5M but his cap hit was only $1.125M.

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