Steve Zipay of Newsday reports that Nikolai Zherdev has been awared $3.9 million in arbitration.
Rumors where that Zherdev submitted a bid of $4.5 million and the Rangers submitted $3.25 million.
If the Rangers reject this number, Zherdev will become an unrestricted free agent.
…This number falls inbetween the two numbers that each side submitted, so we will see where the Rangers go from here. My feeling is that they will walk away from this number and let Nikolai Zherdev be an enigma somewhere else.