8:42 AM: Today at 3PM is the 2020-21 NHL Trade deadline.
The Rangers are not expected to be overly active ahead of the deadline, but Darren Dreger says that the Rangers are one of a number of teams that may use their cap space to help facilitate a trade for another team in exchange for a draft pick.
The Rangers have nearly $10 million in trade deadline cap space. (CapFriendly)
- The Rangers pending UFA’s are: Phil Do Giuseppe, Brendan Smith, Jack Johnson (injured) and Jonny Brodzinski.
- The Rangers pending RFA’s are: Pavel Buchnevich, Filip Chytil, Julien Gauthier, Brett Howden, Ryan Lindgren, Libor Hajek and Igor Shesterkin.
Kevin Rooney, Colin Blackwell, Anthony Bitetto and Keith Kinkaid are all signed through next season and all meet the requirements to be exposed in the Seattle Expansion draft. Julien Gauthier or Brett Howden will likely also be exposed.