The Rangers announced a major press conference after practice today, at which it is expected they will reveal that they have re-signed Henrik Lundqvist.
According to Darren Dreger the deal is for seven years at $8.5M per, making him the highest-paid (per year) player on the team.
The franchise goalie, who sat out the last two games as Cam Talbot’s backup, was in the final year of his six-year, $41.25 deal and could have become an unrestricted free agent July 1.
Lundqvist, 31, will jump over Nashville’s Pekka Rinne and Boston’s Tuukka Rask to become the highest-paid goalie in the league. Both Rinne and Rask have an annual cap hit of $7M per.
We will have more info and reaction later.
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