On January 17th, 2013 the New York Rangers bought out the final two years of Wade Redden’s contract with a compliance buyout.
Redden’s contract counted on the Rangers cap for this season but will not count on the Rangers cap for next season.
As a free agent, Redden signed with St. Louis and played in 23 games.
He was traded to the Bruins at the trade deadline and played six games for them in the regular season.
In the regular season, split between St. Louis and Boston, Redden had three goals, four assists and played 15:04.
Redden has played five playoff games for Boston and averaged 15:48 with one goal and one assist.
He missed game five with an undisclosed injury, returned in game six but was a late scratch in game seven last night.
John Tortorella reportedly texted Redden after he made his return to the NHL with the Blues.
Adam Rotter: I’m happy for Redden and glad he is in a position where he can have a nice role for a playoff team. He was nothing but great for the players in Hartford and I do think he could have helped the Rangers, but his cap hit prevented that.