The Rangers have re-signed RFA defenseman Stu Bickel to a one year, two-way contract. The deal will have Bickel earn $75,000 while in the AHL, and $600,000 if he makes the NHL club. Bickel, acquired in exchange for Nigel Williams last November, netted two goals and seven assists with the Whale last season in 54 games. He also had 135 PIMs. In the playoffs, Bickel had an assist and six PIMs in six games. Bickel will likely be with the Whale all year this year, barring significant injuries on the Rangers roster.