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Rangers don’t have much money left

From John Dellapina of the NY Daily News:

By my calculations – using the website and adding in today’s re-signing of backup goalie Steve Valiquette and Monday’s qualifying offers to forwards Nigel Dawes and Fredrik Sjostrom – the Rangers have approximately $9 million of cap space left. They could clear some by waiving Christian Backman and sending him to the minors if he isn’t claimed, but still.

You can imagine Jaromir Jagr’s confusion as he sat in his Manhattan apartment Tuesday wondering why the Rangers have held firm to the one-year, $6 million offer they last made him.

Read more from Dellapina here.

Dellapina is right. The Rangers didn’t give Jagr or Shanny much in negotiations, but then splurged for Rozsival and Redden. Will they have enough money to bring back more than one impact forward into the fold for next season?