Read: Matt Hendricks Could Hit Free Agency

In the NY Post recently, Larry Brooks wrote that Capitals center Matt Hendricks has made an impression on the Rangers after playing him in back to back seven game series.

Brooks says that Hendricks is a “jagged-edge center who kills penalties and fits the Black and Blueshirt mold.”

He expects the Rangers to place a call into Hendricks if he becomes a free agent on July 5.

On Hendricks, Karl Alzner told the Washington Times,“it would suck to see a guy like that go. He’s the type of guy that every guy, every team wants to have.”

Jay Beagle said that Hendricks is the kind of guy who will take a puck in the face if it will help the team.

Jason Chimera told the Washington Post that Hendricks is the kind of guy that you can’t replace if you lose.

In the Washington Post, Katie Carrera spoke with Hendricks and his agent and reported that there is nothing going on in terms of a new contract.

Henricks will turn 32 in two weeks and while returning to the Capitals is his top choice, he isn’t afraid of becoming a free agent and signing a deal that can set up his family.

Carerra expects Hendricks to fall between the $1.6 million that Nate Thompson signed and the $2.5 million that Brandon Prust signed.