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Rangers officially sign Mats Zuccarello

Mar 28, 2013, 12:43 PM EDT

Ryan Callahan, Mats Zuccarello AP

After days of speculation, the New York Rangers were able to officially announce the signing of Mats Zuccarello.

The team didn’t specify the terms of the agreement, but a previous report suggested that Zuccarello inked a one-year, prorated $700,000 deal.

Zuccarello had 11 goals and 28 points in 44 KHL contests with Magnitogorsk Metallurg in 2012-13. The 5-foot-7 Norwegian didn’t need to clear waivers because he was already on the Rangers’ RFA/reserve list.

It remains to be seen how the Rangers will use him, but he’s joining a team that ranks near the bottom of the league in goals per game. The 25-year-old has eight goals and 26 points in 52 games with the Rangers.

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  1. johnstone17 - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Wecome back. Now forget hoe offensively creative.

    • johnstone17 - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:54 PM

      How not hoe ya big dummy!

      • pwilson264 - Mar 28, 2013 at 5:50 PM

        whos a hoe

  2. domdogsbk85 - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    can only help. Now lets make pyatt a daily healthy scratch, and replace boyle with clowe from sj and lets make our playoff run. lets go rangers

    • DED - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      Rangers only have $1.7 mil in cap space. Clowe is $3.6 mil. No way he’s coming on board without making some salary room.

  3. jaredo10 - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    is he in the lineup tonight? and if so who’s the healthy scrath

  4. cameltoews - Mar 28, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Not in the lineup tonight. Torts is using the same lineup he used against Philly. It’s going to be interesting to see how Zucc fits in if the rangers have another big game. I agree that Pyatt and or Boyle needs to go. I never liked either of them.

  5. mattybo - Mar 28, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Gaborik gone and Clowe on board? Not saying I support it, but is that even a possibility? Looking for a legitimate response there.

    Boyle lost a piece of him when the rangers let Prusty go.

    I miss him =(

  6. cameltoews - Mar 28, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    I miss Prust too and so does the rest of the team. Whenever a spark was needed he was the man. For me, I honestly don’t think that makes sense. The rangers are struggling to score and I know Gaborik isn’t doing much but he does have 9 or 10 goals where clowe has none. Not to say I wouldn’t mind having clowe just not for Gaborik.

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