Rangers Pull off 2 More Moves, Resign Zuccarello

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The Rangers have pulled off two more deals on trade deadline eve in addition to reportedly re-signing a key role player.

The New York Rangers have acquired forward James Sheppard from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2016.

Sheppard has five goals and 11 assists, with a minus-3 rating in 57 games this season for the Sharks.

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James Sheappard was acquired Sunday for a 4th rd. draft pick.

The Rangers also shipped out winger Lee Stempniak for young forward Carl Klingberg on Sunday. Stempniak, 32, has nine goals and nine assists in 53 games this season, largely as a bottom-six player.

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Lee Stempniak joins his 4th team in less than 2 years in Winnipeg.

Klingberg, a 24-year-old 2009 pick of the then-Atlanta Thrashers, has spent most of this season with the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps and has one goal in 12 NHL games.

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Kilngberg moves on to The Big Apple after playing most of the season in the AHL.

The New York Rangers have also reportedly agreed with forward Mats Zuccarello on a four-year, $18 million contract.

The New York Daily News is reporting that discussions on a no-trade/protection clause is all that remains before the deal is finalized.

Zuccarello has scored 12 goals and 23 assists in 59 games so far this season.

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Mats Zuccarello will be a Ranger for 4 more years.

 

Photo Credit: The Canadian Press, The Chronicle Herald, and NHL.com

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