Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Rangers Sign Frolov for One-Year, $3 Million (Updated)
Update, 2:48 p.m.:
Arthur Staple at Newsday joins the "it may not be Redden who's sent down to Hartford to open up cap space" bandwagon.
Update, 2:16 p.m.:
Andrew Gross at Ranger Rants weighs in on the Frolov signing.
...Gross has a nice way of opening up a roster spot for a young player by having Drury as the fourth line center and Prospal as the third line center leaving the third line wing position available.
...that could be a nice competition between MZA and Grachev.
Update, 1:41 p.m.:
CapGeek tweets Rangers cap space is actually $1.4 million.
...assuming the Rangers sign Staal at $4.5 million per they will need to open up $3.1 million.
...as reader Brett Crawford points out this cap space doesn't necessarily need to be opened by demoting Redden. Sending MZA ($1.75 million) and Gilroy ($1.75 million) to Hartford would open up enough space.
Update, 1:22 p.m.:
Larry Brooks tweets that including the Frolov contract, the Rangers have approximately $6.8M remaining under summer cap. And that they are not in distress regarding signing Staal.
Under the CBA, teams are allowed to be 10% over the salary cap during the offseason. Once training camp begins they must make the appropriate roster moves to get under the cap.
Update, 1:12 p.m.:
MSGNetwork's John Giannone tweets that Frolov's first NHL goal was against Mike Richter.
Update, 12:10 p.m.:
Arthur Staple at Newsday tweets that it's one-year at $3 million.
...that's the number that's been thrown around so I'm not surprised.
...bye, bye Redden. Unless the Rangers aren't re-signing Staal. I kid, I kid.
Update, 12:03 p.m.
The Rangers make the signing official. No terms announced.
...remember where you heard it first.
...i'm going to reserve judgement until I hear the terms. Although, the higher the price the more likely Redden is gone.
A Russian news outlet is reporting that the Rangers have signed Alexander Frolov to a one-year deal for more than $3 million.
...russian news outlets are never very credible so I wouldn't get too crazy about the amount yet.
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