Buzz: The Rangers May Have Asked SJ About Marty Havlat


8AM: Larry Brooks writes in the NY Post that the Rangers never inquired about Havlat.

Bruce Garrioch writes in the Ottawa Sun that the Rangers have “mild” interest in Havlat.


2:39PM: According to the Ottawa Sun, via PHT, the Rangers and Senators have called the San Jose Sharks and asked about the status of 32-year old forward Marty Havlat.

Don Brennan says that the Sharks aren’t ready to move on from Havlat who has played eight games since returning from pelvic surgery in the offseason.

Havlat is signed through next season with a cap hit of $5 million. He also has a no-move clause, one that Brennan says he would waive to go back to Ottawa.

Adam Rotter: My guess, and it’s only a guess, is that the Rangers called about Havlat a few weeks ago, when the top six was a lot less certain and so was the status of Rick Nash. The Rangers probably wanted to see if they could buy low on a skilled, albeit oft-injured player, who may be in need of a change of scenery. I doubt things ever got past the initial question about Havlat and there were no discussions on players who would go back to SJ or how a deal like this could work with the cap. The Rangers call about different players all the time, and teams call about the Rangers players.