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6/14/16 | 4:12PM: According to Pierre LeBrun, the Rangers have not held any contract talks with pending UFA Keith Yandle because they would "have to move out money before they even pick up the phone." (ESPN)

LeBrun says that unless the Rangers are able to move out some money and create cap space, "all signs point" toward Yandle becoming a UFA. (ESPN)

LeBrun notes, "there shouldn't be any shortage of interest in a puck-moving, power-play stud like him." (ESPN)

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5/26/16 | 12:40PM: While communication between the Rangers and Keith Yandle remain "open," Yandle is "still far more likely" to leave the Rangers than stay, according to Larry Brooks. (NY Post)

The price for Yandle, expected to be around $45 million over 7 years, is likely to be "too expensive for the Rangers." (NY Post)

5/20/16 | 5:08PM: Gary Lawless ranks Keith Yandle as the top potential UFA defenseman and ranks him 7th in terms of all players in his ranking of the top 30 possible UFAs. (TSN.ca)

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New York Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle skates with the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. (Charles LeClaire/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle skates with the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. (Charles LeClaire/USA Today Sports Images)

Keith Yandle said that any talks about his future this past year were about waiting until after the season and that he wants to be smart about free agency. (NY Post)

Yandle said that he needs to focus on himself but added that he can definitely see himself staying with the Rangers. (NY Post)

He added though that he has to weigh his options and make the right decision. (NY Post)

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Mar 8, 2016; Buffalo, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle (93) during the game against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports (Kevin Hoffman)
Mar 8, 2016; Buffalo, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle (93) during the game against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports (Kevin Hoffman)

Larry Brooks writes that with Keith Yandle being promoted to the top PP unit as well as the second pair, the argument can now be made about trying to find a way to keep Yandle. (NY Post)

Brooks says that the biggest argument against keeping Yandle was paying a third-pair defenseman the kind of money Yandle may get as a free agent. (NY Post)

He says that it's unlikely the Rangers would buyout Marc Staal's contract and that attempting to trade or buying out Dan Girardi would leave a hole on the right side. (NY Post)

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Feb 10, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle (93) skates with the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Rangers won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Feb 10, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle (93) skates with the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Rangers won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

3/22/16 | 9:48AM: Gorton told Craig Custance that "things happen" and that the Rangers would "love to keep" Yandle. (ESPN Insider)

He added "how we do that, I'm not sure yet. We'll cross that bridge when we get there." (ESPN Insider)

Custance notes that Gorton and Yandle's agent Jerry Buckley have a relationship that goes back a long time. (ESPN Insider)

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New York Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle (93) skates against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Paul Sancya/AP)
New York Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle (93) skates against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Paul Sancya/AP)

Elliotte Friedman was on a USA Today Podcast and spoke about how if the Rangers do keep Keith Yandle they wouldn't get "nothing" if they let him go on July 1.

Friedman said, "cap space is something now. Especially with how the cap is leveling off and it looks like we are going to be in the mid to low 70s now. If a player leaves and Yandle, because AZ has half of his money, I think is $2.65 million, sometimes that $2.65 million allows you to do things." (USA Today)

He added, "I don't think it's the end of the world to say that we are going to take a shot with this guy and then see what we do with the cap money later. Cap money is a big commodity if you know how to use it properly and I don't have a problem with what the Rangers are doing." (USA Today)

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Elliotte Friedman reporters that the Rangers have told Keith Yandle that he will not be traded by Monday's deadline. (CBC)

Yandle is a UFA after the season.

For more on Yandle's future, click HERE.

Adam Rotter: At this point with how Yandle has been playing, the Rangers can't afford to move him. Had Ryan McDonagh not gotten hurt it's possible Yandle would be on the move, but with how he stepped up and how he has helped the PP lately, the Rangers it doesn't make sense to move Yandle to try and recoup future assets. The Rangers went after Yandle to "go for it" last year and it just makes sense to keep him while they "go for it" again.

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Larry Brooks writes that the Rangers are "no longer signaling" the availability of Keith Yandle in a trade before Monday's deadline. (NY Post)

Brooks says that there has been interest in Yandle with much of it coming from the Western Conference. (NY Post)

He says that Dallas has been "dogging the Ranger for weeks" and if the two sides were to work on a deal "perhaps" the Rangers would be able to get Valeri Nichushkin in return. (NY Post)

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Dec 30, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) during the first period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Dec 30, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) during the first period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

2/11/16 12:54PM: Larry Brooks writes that it's a "mistake" to infer anything about Ryan McDonagh because the Rangers passed on Christian Ehrhoff. (Brooks)

2/10/16 | 9:30PM: On Keith Yandle, Pierre McGuire said that if the Rangers can get Ryan McDonagh back on the ice then "eventually I think they will trade him." (NBCSN)

8:54PM: During the first intermission of Wednesday's game against the Penguins, Darren Dreger spoke about Ryan McDonagh and his situation. (NBCSN)

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New York Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle (93) skates against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Paul Sancya/AP)
New York Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle (93) skates against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Paul Sancya/AP)

4:05PM: Pierre LeBrun writes that he thinks the Rangers are ready to keep Yandle and let him walk as a UFA on July 1. (ESPN)

He said that the cap space gained by losing Yandle as a UFA is a positive for a team like the Rangers. (ESPN)

LeBrun says that the debate for Jeff Gorton would be is if he wants to try and re-set the roster after a few years of "going for it." (ESPN)

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2/8/16 | 3:30PM: Byfuglien signed a five-year deal with a cap hit of $7.6 million per season. (Jets)

12:48PM: The status of Keith Yandle and a possible extension with the Rangers is "status quo" which according to Craig Custance means that there have been "no negotiations of any substance." (ESPN Insider)

Custance says that the expectation is that any talks the Rangers have with Yandle would be held after the season if Yandle is still with the team. (ESPN Insider)

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Larry Brooks writes that Ryan McDonagh is the "greatest offensive weapon" the Rangers have had on defense since Brian Leetch and that his strong play is another reason for the team to move Keith Yandle.

Brooks writes that if Yandle's status as a UFA isn't enough of a reason to move him, the increase in production from McDonagh "adds another layer of protection against such a trade." (NY Post)

He says that Rangers GM Jeff Gorton has "no choice" but to replenish the organization with assets and "cannot afford to allow" Yandle to walk as a free agent. (NY Post)

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Scott Burnside writes that the assumption is that the Rangers will shop Keith Yandle after giving up a "king's ransom" for him last year at the trade deadline. (ESPN.com)

Burnside said that Yandle hasn't been a good fit and won't be a fit with the Rangers in terms of the salary cap after this season when he can become a UFA. (ESPN.com)

He also thinks that some help up front could be of use to the Rangers and mentions Eric Staal, though he does note it would be hard to see the Rangers go after a rental player at this stage. (ESPN.com)

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Larry Brooks says that the Rangers shouldn't have to sell low and accept a low price if they decide to trade Keith Yandle before the trade deadline. (NY Post)

Brooks notes that Chicago sent a first round pick and a young defenseman to Arizona last year to acquire pending UFA Antoine Vermette. (NY Post)

Brooks says that Jeff Gorton may be able to start a bidding war for Yandle out west between teams like Chicago, LA, Dallas, San Jose and Minnesota.(NY Post)

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Larry Brooks writes that based on how the Rangers deploy Keith Yandle on the ice they can't be "seriously invested" in attempting to keep Yandle from becoming a UFA on July 1. (NY Post)

Brooks notes that Yandle, since being acquired, has been the Rangers number six defenseman and that while his power play abilities were a big reason he was acquired, he remains on the Rangers second unit. (NY Post)

Yandle is sixth on the Rangers in ice time per game at 19:05 but fifth in even strength time per game at 16:47.

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New York Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle (93) skates against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Paul Sancya/AP)
New York Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle (93) skates against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Paul Sancya/AP)

4:17PM: Kevin Allen writes that the Rangers need to make a trade and that the "most logical" player to deal would be Keith Yandle. (USA Today)

He thinks that the Rangers could probably land a "good return" and one that would "reduce" the sting of the price they paid to get Yandle. (USA Today)

7:44AM: On Sportsnet lat night, Damien Cox spoke about Keith Yandle and said:

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Keith Yandle said that his name has been talked about before in regards to possible trade deadline deals and that he looks at that as a positive. (NY Post)

He said that he thinks it's a good thing when teams want you but his sole focus is on helping the Rangers win games. (NY Post)

Yandle said that he loves being in New York, loves playing for the Rangers and that "it's a good fit for me." (NY Post)

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New York Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle (93) skates against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Paul Sancya/AP)
New York Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle (93) skates against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Paul Sancya/AP)

1/8/15 | 5:45PM: Jeff Gorton said that he has spoken with Keith Yandle's agents but will take the time before the trade deadline to assess what the best options for the Rangers are. (Andrew Gross)

1/5/16 | 10:21AM: Keith Yandle is presumed to be available in trade not because of his performance this season but because he will likely become a UFA on July 1. (NY Post)

Larry Brooks writes that there is "virtually no scenario" where the Rangers will be able to sign Yandle prior to the trade deadline. (NY Post)

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12/23 | 4:08PM: Larry Brooks wonders if/when the Rangers will "begin to dangle" Keith Yandle in an attempt to "acquire a critically needed top-six winger" to play with Derek Stepan. (NY Post)

Brooks notes that Yandle's PP time has gone down and that both Chris Summers and Brady Skjei saw more PK time in their brief time with the Rangers than Yandle has all season long. (NY Post)

Craig Custance spoke with some NHL GMs who believe the Rangers would move Yandle "for the right price." (ESPN Insider)

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7/9/15 | 12:56PM: Elliotte Friedman says that he doesn't think the Rangers want to move Yandle but "but what if they're really stuck" in a bad salary cap situation." (Sportsnet)

 

 

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6/6/15 | 4:49PM: Larry Brooks says that it's unlikely the Rangers will extend Keith Yandle after next season since they already have two left defensemen (Ryan McDonagh and Marc Staal) locked up long term. (NY Post)

 

Yandle will likely get at least $5.5 million on the open market and that is a number that Brooks says is too high to pay for a third pair left defenseman. (NY Post)

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