Friedman: Rangers have interest in Andrej Sekera

Per Elliotte Friedman, the Rangers have expressed interest in Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera. Sekera, a left-handed shot, had a career year last season, putting up 11-33-44 with a poor Hurricanes squad. This season, Sekera has four assists in nine games, but is still on pace for about 40 points. At $2.75 million this season, the Rangers can actually fit him under the cap without moving salary (which is not what I expected, but Capgeek is never wrong), but his cost is limited somewhat since he is a UFA at the end of the year.

Sekera would certainly be a boost to a decimated blue line in the immediate term. He’d also be a considerable boost over John Moore on the third pairing, if it comes down to that.