With the signing of Markus Naslund today to a 2-year deal, Glen Sather confirmed that the Rangers and Jaromir Jagr are parting ways.
“We decided we were going to move on,” Sather said. “Jagr was very respectful when I told him … We talked about his time here and he thanked me and I thanked him. It was a very cordial parting. You just can’t wait forever on these things.”
Sather said that negotiations with Jagr never got off the ground.
The 34-year-old Naslund said the Rangers were his top choice from the start of free-agency.
Two other quick notes:
The Rangers have an offer on the table for defenseman Paul Mara.
Sather also said Brendan Shanahan returning for a third year in New York is still a possibility.