According to several reports Jason Arnott’s physical exam caused the Rangers enough of a concern to scuttle their free-agency deal with the former Devils center.
That’s why the Rangers did not announce the signing and why John Tortorella would not comment on it Saturday.
The $1.6 million contract was pending his physical exam. According to Nick Kypreos, Arnott, 38, had off-season knee surgery. According to Steve Zipay, Arnott had both knee and shoulder injuries last season.
More as it becomes available.