Yesterday, I posted that Mats Zuccarello's KHL season ended and that it was likely the Rangers would be reaching out to him shortly.
Well, last night Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record confirmed that Glen Sather has in fact spoken to Zuccarello's agent about a possible return to the Blueshirts…
“We have already talked to Glen about it,” agent Don Meehan said in an e-mail to The Record. “We will wait to hear from him.”
Apparently, Zuccarello is looking for a one-way deal that extends two to three years. This would ensure an NHL salary even if he's demoted to the Whale.
…with the way the Rangers are going, I'm not necessarily convinced that the Rangers need Zuccarello right now. Who is he replacing in the line-up when Richards & Asham are healthy? Makes no sense for Zucc to play on the fourth line so those guys are safe. Got to assume if Miller can continue to play the pivot the way he did last night, Boyle would be expendable. However, as you saw vs. Flyers, he is very valuable in the faceoff circle.
…not surprised to see Zuccarello looking for a one-way deal after what happened during his first tenure on Broadway.
H/T to reader Pbaekken.