Note: The Rangers Need To Sign Jesper Fasth and Oscar Lindberg To Keep Their Rights

At Hockey’s Future, Leslie Treff writes that the Rangers need to sign 2010 sixth round pick Jesper Fasth to an entry-level contract to be able to keep his rights.

Treff writes that the Rangers need to offer Fasth a contract in the next two months, “What that will involve is likely giving Fasth a bonus while having him play in Europe for another season, with no assurance that he will play for the Rangers in the fall of 2013. Although that is a big risk, it is expected that New York will do just that, as Fasth has excellent offensive upside.”

Treff writes that Oscar Lindberg, acquired for Ethan Werek last spring, is in the same situation as Fasth.

On Lindberg, Treff writes, “according to the Rangers, the experience Lindberg is getting is excellent, and his development is on target. Projected to be a second- to third-line player in the NHL, the Rangers are looking for Lindberg to develop into a mostly defensive forward.”

Treff writes that Lindberg could play next season with the Whale.

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