Steve Zipay reports that the Rangers have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent winger Ales Kotalik. Kotalik went 20-23-43 in 75 games split between Buffalo and Edmonton last year. Various reports say it’s a three year deal worth $3M per, basically market value. He earned $2.5M last season. A teammate of Chris Drury in Buffalo, Kotalik has averaged just over 22 goals per 82 games played in his career.
The move adds depth and another scoring winger to a team in need of one, but it likely spells the end for Nik Zherdev’s brief tenure on Broadway.