So much for those Henrik Lundqvist-is-close-to-signing rumors.
The Rangers indeed elected to take Henrik Lundqvist to salary arbitration. No word on a hearing date yet, but there is still the hope the two parties will reach a settlement beforehand.
If the case does reach a hearing, it would be for terms of a one-year deal. Either way, this ensures Lundqvist will be a Ranger next season.
More in a bit…