Stick-tap to BSBer Jordan for tipping me off to this.
The Rangers will probably be able to field some decent trade offers for Zherdev, as it has been made clear they have no intentions of keeping him. A 60-point scorer, who is just 24, and is relatively cheap at $3.9 million (see: market value) will definitely net you at least a 3rd round pick, maybe even a B level prospect too. They are at a negotiating disadvantage though, as the league knows they don’t plan on keeping him.
The Rangers will walk from this, either by trade or just by cutting him loose.