In a bit of a surprise, the contract for the recently acquired/signed Enver Lisin is lower than his salary from last season. His contract for this season is an incredibly affordable $790,000, a $60,000 pay cut from last season. This is really interesting, because qualifying offers for RFAs making between $650K and $1 million mandates a 5% raise. The Lisin contract is roughly $200K less than I expected him to sign for.
This leaves the Rangers a little extra cash to throw at Dubinsky, who should be signed before the Zherdev hearing.
Salary information courtesy of CapGeek.