Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 11/5/11

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 10: Anton Stralman #5 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates up to a face off during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 10, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Blue Jackets defeated the Coyotes 2-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Jay Leonard at the Blueshirts Blog reports that the Rangers have officially signed Anton Stralman to a one-year, $900,000 deal. For official announcement click here.Leonard also says the Rangers have placed Mike Rupp on injured reserve. Rupp, who is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee next week, is now ineligible to play for the next seven days....not surprising to see Stralman signing becoming official. He'll be rotating with Eminger and Woywitka in the third defensive pairing until hopefully Staal returns at some point this season....again tough break for Rupp, who I was excited for this year, but as I said yesterday Deveaux's play could make us forget the big man real quick.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.
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