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Rangers re-sign Marek Hrivik to one year deal

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The Rangers have re-signed RFA Marek Hrivik to a one-year deal. Hrivik was the last RFA the Rangers needed to sign, and barring any trades, will be the last move the Rangers make this offseason. Hrivik has spent the overwhelming majority –just 5 NHL games– of his four year career in the AHL with the Hartford Wolf Pack, putting up an impressive 12-29-41 in 68 games last season.

Hrivik might compete for a fourth line role in camp, but with some of the signings made, it appears he is still on the outside looking in. Hrivik would be a good fit on the fourth line as a good skater who is competent defensively. It’s unlikely the offense would translate to the NHL level, though.

The 6’1, 197 lb winger makes a better option than some of the other options that are going to be in camp this year. It will be interesting to see how long of a look he gets.

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    1. It seems to me that the rangers are still looking to make a trade. The Brassard-Zibenajad trade in particular suggests it to me, because it saves cap space now but with the potential to cost more later. They might wait till later in the season though.

    2. I think Hrivik is gonna lead the team is goals this year. It’s gonna be between him n Girardi. Seriously though I do like this kid and I hope he gets a real good look and not just sent down to the AHL.

  1. Rangers still have only 45 signed players and presumably Gropp, Zborovsky will slide, giving them 43. They have a relatively small group of signed forwards, even if you add Lapierre. Even without trades, I expect 2-3 more forwards, even if only on PTOs. Maybe one more appalling veteran and a pair of forgettables.

    1. I can’t see anymore NHL additions. The roster is pretty much set. Lapierre, Jooris, Gerbe, Glass, Hrivik, and Jensen are fighting for 4 or 5 NHL roster spots (depends on how many D the Rangers carry).

      I guess if there are any AHL vets still available the Rangers can sign a few to fill out the Wolfpack roster, just like last year with Luke Adam, Jayson Megna, and Gibbons. But it’s more likely the Rangers just go into the season with only 43 or 44 of the 50 available contract slots filled. Which makes sense, the Rangers haven’t a lot of draft picks recently, of the ones they have had a large number were Russian and European, which keeps the number of contracts artificially low. Add in the non-signing of Mantha and Iverson and it all adds up.

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