Update, 8:39 p.m.:
Nick Kypreos at Sportsnet reports that the plan is for the Rangers to extend Clowe and that the parameters of that potential deal are understood. If completed that would automatically make the 2014 pick to the Sharks a second round one.
Got to assume with Clowe's disappointing season the Rangers would be able to extend him for less than the $3.625 million he's currently making per year. Maybe the Rangers can offer him the $2.5 million per they didn't want to give Prust.
Ryane Clowe's agent just confirmed to me that Ryane gave Sharks authorization to move him to NY Rangers.
— Josh Rimer (@JoshRimerHockey) April 2, 2013
Today the Rangers acquired Ryane Clowe from San Jose for the Rangers' 2013 second and third round picks and a conditional 2014 5th round pick that becomes a second rounder if the Rangers resign Clowe or win 2 playoff rounds.
This season Clowe has yet to score but has eleven assists, 5 of those coming in his last 8 games.
Clowe will be an un-restricted free agent at the end of this season, completing a 4 year, $14.5 million contract.
Bit of a high risk, high reward move by the Rangers, but will be worth it if Clowe is able to regain his 50 point a season touch in time for the postseason.
Drooling over a possible Clowe-Miller-Callahan line… Is that too much to ask Torts?
Rangers now maxed out at 50 contracts… more moves on the way? Have Boyle and/or Pyatt played their last games in NY?
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