Update, Jan 27th 9:04 PM:
According to Nick Kypreos at Sportsnet, Arnott had knee surgery this offseason.
Holy crap. I go and hang out with my family for a few hours and everything falls apart. This really is a blow to the Rangers. The Arnott signing would have been a tremendous move for this team. He would have provided veteran leadership and some much needed help on the power play and faceoffs. Obviously, the Rangers are interested in upgrading their lineup, but I'm not sure there's another Arnott-type player available right now.
Update, Jan 27th 7:25 PM:
#NYR Tentative one-year deal between Rangers and Jason Arnott is OFF, source tells ESPN NY. Was not cleared by NYR team doctors
— Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) January 28, 2013
Well, there goes that idea…
Original Post: Jan 26, 2013 7:30 PM
Arnott and NYR agree to contract. 1 year. Cap hit around $1.6 -$1.7.Contract being finalized now. Arnott en route to NYC.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 26, 2013
Arnott last season in 72 games with St. Louis was 17-17-34.
Badly needed depth signing for a team getting no secondary scoring. Question is, who sits? Halpern who can't win a faceoff, or someone like Rupp who suddenly can't win scraps?
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