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Report: Arnott deal with Rangers scuttled after failed physical

Jan 27, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT


It sounds like Jason Arnott won’t add veteran depth to the New York Rangers’ lineup, after all.

ESPN New York’s Katie Strang reports that team doctors did not clear the 38-year-old, ending his chances of finalizing what was believed to be a prorated deal worth between $1.6-$1.7 million.

The big center scored 17 goals and 34 points in 72 games for the St. Louis Blues last season.

While it’s not a sure thing, this development makes one wonder if we’ve seen the last of the two-time All-Star.

  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - Jan 27, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    List any physical ailments —-OLD

    • johnstone17 - Jan 27, 2013 at 7:35 PM


  2. moturnovers24 - Jan 27, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Dang it

  3. chasestern - Jan 27, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    He’s probably relieved. Who wants to play for that team anyway?

  4. vshehane - Jan 28, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    It wasn’t in great shape in Nashville. I am surprised the Rangers were going to sign him.

  5. meldboy - Jan 28, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    I’d still take Jason Arnott over “Broken” Jochen Hecht if I were the Sabres.

  6. matthewmacisaac - Jan 29, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    When Hartnell went down I was wondering if the Flyers would make a play for Arnott. I guess they knew he was training at Dunkin’ Donuts. Dodged that bullet.

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