Carl Hagelin told the Rangers website that his shoulder feels good and that while he can’t take contact yet, he is able to skate at full speed and that he has his legs under him.
Hagelin said that he is taking things day by day and is just waiting for the doctors to clear him. He noted that things with his shoulder rehab started slow but that things have progressed quickly in the last three weeks.
Hagelin has been considered a breakout candidate for the Rangers this season.
He underwent surgery on 5/31 and is on the same time table as Ryan Callahan.
Ryan Schwepfinger, at ESPN Insider, looks at Carl Hagelin this season and says that some advanced metrics are pointing to a breakout year for Hagelin.
Those metrics, Vukota, point towards a 22 goal and 31 assist season for Hagelin.
- Sports Forecaster has Hagelin putting up 16 goals and 27 assists
- The Hockey News has Hagelin putting up 20 goals and 25 assists
- Dobber Hockey has Hagelin putting up 24 goals and 22 assists
Based on where he was at 48 games last season, 10 goals and 14 assists, Hagelin was projected by NHL Fantasy to put up 17 goals and 24 assists.
In 11-12, Hagelin had 14 goals and 24 assists in 68 games.
Hagelin will miss the beginning of the season as he recovers from shoulder surgery.
He signed a new contract this summer for two years and $2.25 million per year against the cap.
Last week the Rangers signed Carl Hagelin to a two-year contract with a cap hit of $2.25 million per season.
Hagelin has said that he wants to show the Rangers that he is worth the money the Rangers just committed to him.
Cap Geek has a list of 2o players with the closest cap hit to Hagelin and Ryan Smyth of the Oilers is the only player in the league with the exact same cap hit of $2.25 million.
Michael Frolik, Tyler Kennedy, Andrew Cogliano and Matt Cooke are all players with cap hits slightly above Hagelin.
Lauri Korpikoski, Chris Higgins, Eric Nystrom and Brandon Prust all have cap hits of $2.5 million.
In an interview with Expressen, a Swedish paper, Carl Hagelin said that he is very excited about signing his new contract with the Rangers and that he wants to prove that he is worth the $4.5 million the Rangers have committed to him.
Hagelin added that he is recovering well after shoulder surgery and that he will be allowed to remove his sling soon and begin working out and training.
Hagelin originally hurt his shoulder during the lockout while playing in Sweden.
1:07PM: With the Rangers signing Justin Falk to a one-year contract worth $975,000, Cap Geek says that the Rangers have around $3.3 million in cap space.
Without Powe and Asham the Rangers have $5.1 million in cap space.
The team still needs to sign Derek Stepan and Mats Zuccarello.
11:36AM: With the Rangers signing Carl Hagelin to a deal that has a cap hit of $2.5 million, Cap Geek says that the Rangers have $4.3 million in cap space.
The team still needs to sign Derek Stepan, Mats Zuccarello and Justin Falk.
Cap Geek’s projection of $4.3 million includes Darroll Powe and Arron Asham while not including JT Miller.
The Rangers, during the summer are allowed, to go 10% over the upper limit of $64.3 million. The Rangers need to be below the 64.3 million upper limit by the last day of their training camp.
Subtracting Powe ($1.06 million) and Asham ($1 million) while adding JT Miller ($1.24 million) gives the Rangers $5,43 million, according to the Cap Geek cap calculator.
Without Miller, Powe and Asham, the Rangers have $6.1 million in cap space. Because Powe and Asham have salaries greater than $925,000 they will still have a cap charge if sent to the minors. Asham will have a $75,000 cap charge and Powe will have a $141,666 cap charge.
The Rangers have announced that Carl Hagelin has agreed to terms on a new contract.
Hagelin was an RFA and coming off a contract that had a cap hit of $875,000.
Katie Strang says that it is a TWO-YEAR deal and has a cap hit of $2.25 million.
Strang says that Hagelin will get $2.1 million in the first year of the deal and $2.4 million in the second year.
Hagelin played in all 48 regular season games and had 10 goals and 14 assists, while averaging 17:18 per game. Hagelin had 11 points in 12 February games after going scoreless through the first seven games.
In the playoffs, Hagelin played in all 12 games, had three goals and three assists and averaged 18:05 per game.
Hagelin played most of the season with a torn labrum in his shoulder and is expected to miss the start of the 2013-14 season as he recovers from surgery.
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Adam Rotter: Hagelin signed the Rangers standard two-year bridge contract, similar to the one that Ryan Callahan signed in 2009 and Michael Del Zotto last year. It’s a standard deal for a player like Hagelin who is still developing and finding his true role with the Rangers. I think he is best suited as a third liner who can score, is responsible defensively, can create with his speed and kill penalties.
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Pat Leonard writes in the Daily News that the Rangers have decided not to send a qualifying offer to Michael Sauer.
Sauer will now be a UFA.
Leonard notes that the Rangers have sent qualifying offers to Justin Falk, Derek Stepan, Carl Hagelin, Ryan McDonagh and Mats Zuccarello.
- Zuccarello’s qualifying offer is $735,000.
- McDonagh’s qualifying offer is $826,875
- Stepan’s qualifying offer is 826,875
- Hagelin’s qualifying offer is $660,000
- Falk’s qualifying offer is $866,250
The Rangers retain the rights to all of the players that they have qualified.
The deadline to qualify players is tomorrow.
In the NY Post, Larry Brooks predicts what the Rangers RFAs will sign for this summer.
- Ryan McDonagh: 4/5 years with a cap hit of $4.5/$5 million per
- Derek Stepan: 4/5 years with a cap hit of $4 million per
- Carl Hagelin: 2/3 years with a cap hit between $1.75 million and $2.5 million
- Mats Zuccarello: 2 years at $1.5 million
Brooks notes that if the Rangers don’t amnesty Brad Richards, and these are around the salaries that they sign their RFAs for, the team will end up bringing back pretty much the same group of forwards.
Scott Cullen of TSN predicts:
- Ryan McDonagh: $4.5 million per season
- Derek Stepan: $4 million per season
- Carl Hagelin: $1 million per season
- Mats Zuccarello: $750K per season
The Hockey News did the same thing recently.
In the latest issue of The Hockey News, Stanley Cup preview, they look at each teams UFAs and RFAs and predict which salary range their next contract will fall in.
For Ryan Clowe, they project his new contract will bring a cap hit of $3-$4 million per season.
They project Roman Hamrlik is projected to have a cap hit of $1-$2 million.
Steve Eminger, Matt Gilroy and Brandon Segal are all projected to get a cap hit between $500K and $1 million.
For the Rangers RFAs, they have:
- Ryan McDonagh: Between $4 million and $5 million.
- Derek Stepan: Between $4 million and $5 million.
- Carl Hagelin: Between $2 million and $3 million
- Mats Zuccarello: Between $1 million and $2 million
Carl Hagelin’s agent spoke with Mattias Ek of Expressen, a newspaper in Sweden, and said that Hagelin is recovering well after shoulder surgery last week and that contract talks between him and the Rangers are looking good.
When translated, Hagelin’s agent said “It looks good, they really want him, so it’s a blast.”
Hagelin’s two-year entry-level deal expires this summer and he will be a restricted free agent. His cap hit was $875,000.
Hagelin had 10 goals and 14 assists this season and had seven of his goals and four assists in 12 February games. He averaged 17:18 per game last season.
In the playoffs, Hagelin had three goals and three assists in 12 games. He had 35 shots, 15 hits and averaged just over 18 minutes a game.
Hagelin said he had no problem with the comments that John Tortorella made about him “stinking” on the power play.