So the puzzle is solved. The Rangers do a 2-for-1 trade and free up a contract for Anthony Duclair thusly.
From the NYR:
RANGERS ACQUIRE FORWARD JOEY CRABB
Blueshirts Trade Steven Kampfer and Andrew Yogan to Florida
NEW YORK, October 6, 2014 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has acquired forward Joey Crabb (photo above) from the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenseman Steven Kampfer and forward Andrew Yogan.
Crabb, 31, split last season between the Panthers and the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (AHL). He skated in nine NHL games with Florida, recording one assist and seven penalty minutes. In 62 games with San Antonio, Crabb registered 15 goals and 14 assists for 29 points, along with 51 penalty minutes. He led San Antonio in power play goals (seven) and ranked third on the team in goals last season.
The 6-1, 190-pounder has skated in 179 career NHL games over parts of five seasons with Atlanta, Toronto, Washington, and Florida, registering 20 goals and 33 assists for 53 points, along with 100 penalty minutes. Crabb established career-highs in games played (67), goals (11), assists (15), points (26), and hits (101) with Toronto during the 2011-12 season. Crabb has ranked among the top 10 players on his team in hits twice in his career, and has been credited with 301 career hits in 179 games.
The Anchorage, Alaska native was originally selected by the Rangers in the seventh round, 226th overall, of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
Kampfer, 26, has registered seven goals and eight assists for 15 points in 61 career NHL games with Boston and Minnesota. He was signed by the Rangers as a free agent on July 1, 2014.
Yogan, 22, split last season between the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) and the Greenville Road Warriors (ECHL). He was originally selected by the Rangers in the fourth round, 100th overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
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