Rangers Re-Sign Mike SauerJuly 8, 2011, by
Per Andrew Gross, the Rangers and RFA defenseman Mike Sauer have agreed to terms on a deal. Sauer was one of four RFAs to file for arbitration just three days ago. This signing avoids an arbitration hearing between the Rangers and Sauer. The deal is worht $2.5 million over two years, or $1.25 million per season. When initially predicting what it would cost to lock up Sauer, we said somewhere between $1.1 million and $1.4 million, so we were right on the money here. Consider this contract a win for both sides, as Sauer gets a 150% increase on his salary, and the Rangers have one of their projected top-four defensemen signed for under $1.5 million.