Rangers trade Nemeth

Per Larry Brooks, the Rangers are likely to buyout Patrik Nemeth. The defenseman, signed to a three year contract with a $2.5 million cap hit last offseason, had a dismal season with the Rangers this year and was one of the worst defensemen in the league.

Nemeth missed several stretches due to personal issues, and it sounded like he had long COVID. That’s absolutely brutal, and it definitely played into the worst season of his career. Remember, Nemeth was good with both Detroit (a bad team) and Colorado (a good team), so having someone fall off a cliff like that is exceedingly rare.

Should the Rangers buyout Patrik Nemeth, they will save $1.5 million for 2022-2023, which is good. But more importantly, they save the full $2.5 million in 2023-2024, which is when they need it most. There will be a $1 million cap hit for 2024-2025 and 2025-2026.


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