Is Sammy Blais an integral part of a Rangers shutdown line?

The Rangers have re-signed winger Sammy Blais to a 1 year contract at $1.525 million.

This is just under his qualifying offer amount, but well above the Evolving-Hockey estimate. Regardless, this is a win for the Rangers, keeping his dollar amount down. It’s not surprising that the Rangers are moving this quickly on their RFAs, expect more to be signed before the draft.