The Rangers re-signed Kris Newbury over the summer to a two-year deal that puts him in a tie for the second highest AHL salary at $300,000 per year.
His salary would double if he were to play for the Rangers where he has played 18 games over the past two seasons.
Newbury, 30, could get a long look in training camp, according to Bruce Berlet, because of his “versatility, grit and feistiness.”
Newbury told Berlet that players need to “go in and be at the top of your game and play your best to have a shot at any NHL club.”
He added, “As long as I do that – if there’s camp – then hopefully I’ll have a good shot.”
Adam Rotter: I think that Newbury, along with Michael Haley, will be the first call ups from Hartford this season as the roster, for the most part, looks to be filled out. Newbury is a solid AHL guy and has been with the Whale for some time now. He can fight, he is tough and at that level he can score. He is a valuable guy to have done there and possibly the next captain if Wade Redden doesn’t return.