Bruce Garroich, of the Ottawa Sun, is reporting that the Rangers are interested in offensive help, duh, and have set their sights on injured Vancouver Canuck Pavol Demitra.
Demitra hasn’t played this season due to off-season shoulder surgery. Last season Demitra, 35, scored 20 goals and 33 assists in 69 games for Vancouver.
He is in the last year of a two year deal that pays him $4 million per season.
From 2006 to 2008 Demitra played with Marian Gaborik in Minnesota and scored a combined 40 goals and 78 assists in 139 games.
…Injuries make this a no go but if healthy, Demitra would seem to be an interesting addition. His cap number could make it relatively manageable to make a deal happen, but off-season shoulder surgery makes you throw up a red flag.
If it comes down to the deadline and Demitra is the best the Rangers could get, there are worse players, but Garroich does note that Glen Sather is “speaking to everyone”.
Demitra’s best season’s came with St. Louis in the early part of the decade.