The one year deal the Rangers were apparently prepared to sign Jason Arnott to has been called off as Arnott apparently failed his physical today.
This isn't something you hear about often. The last time I recall hearing a player fail a physical was in 2009 when Kyle McLaren was traded by the Sharks to the Flyers and the deal was called off when McLaren failed the physical.
According to ESPN:
Arnott reportedly underwent arthroscopic knee surgery this past summer after playing through both a knee and shoulder injury last season.I wonder if any of these injuries were what led to Arnott's failed physical. Disappointed to be honest because I was a big advocate of the signing as it would give the Rangers more size up the middle and a veteran who knows how to win faceoffs.