Found May 28, 2012 on
The Rangers Tribune:
Michael Del Zotto
New York Rangers
Today the New York Rangers will be holding break-up day as they meet with their coaches, teammates and media for the final time before departing for the summer. I'll have plenty of quotes, assessment and what not from that here on the blog later in the day, but before that, many seem to be concerned with who is and who is not a free agent come July 1. Below is the complete list of the Rangers' free agents this summer along with their current salaries.
Mats Zuccarello - RFA - $1.75 million
Ruslan Fedotenko - UFA - $1.4 million
Brandon Prust - UFA - $800k
John Mitchell - UFA - $650k
Michael Del Zotto - RFA - $1.087 million
Anton Stralman - RFA - $900k
Steve Eminger - UFA - $800k
Jeff Woywitka - UFA - $650k
Stu Bickel - UFA - $600k
John Scott - UFA - $512k
Martin Biron - UFA - $875k
In AHL: Sean Avery (UFA), Andre Deveaux (UFA), Brenden Bell (UFA), Chad Johnson (UFA), Mike Vernace (UFA), Kris Newbury (UFA), Cam Talbot (RFA), Lee Baldwin (RFA), Casey Wellman (RFA), Pavel Valentenko (RFA), Francois Bouchard (RFA), Andreas Thuresson (RFA), Sam Klassen (RFA), Chris Chappell (RFA)
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The New York Rangers are holding break-up day this afternoon at their training center up in Greenburgh, and as usual, they are speaking with the media for one final time before departing their separate ways for the summer.
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HNiC - Opening Montage prior to the New York Rangers / New Jersey Devils game 6 on Friday night. How was NBC's?
And 3.05 periods later, Adam Henrique added one more highlight to the mix.
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