According to Igor Eronko, David Desharnais is likely heading to the KHL for next season. (Eronko)
Desharnais played last season for the Rangers on a one-year deal worth $1 million.
For the Rangers this past season, Desharnais had 6 goals and 22 assists in 71 games, a minus 22 rating 55 shots on goal, 98 shot attempts, 55.1% on faceoffs, 13:03 per game, 22 hits, 36 blocked shots, 26 takeaways and 26 giveaways.
He played 11:37 per game at even strength and 1:26 per game on the PP.
Adam Rotter: There was no future for Desharnais with the Rangers and it seems like he must have gotten enough of an indication that he didn't have much of a future in the NHL. I thought the Rangers would be able to get something for Desharnais at the deadline and I'm guessing the Rangers got no takers otherwise he would have been gone for a late round pick or a future late round pick.
In terms of his signing, it was a low risk move with the potential for a medium-type reward but that didn't really pan out for the Rangers. Desharnais is a depth player at this point and benefited from the Rangers lack of depth at center and potential he brought offensively. With the cheap cost and decent potential, it's never a bad move for the Rangers to look into players like Desharnais, but Desharnais should have lost his spot in the lineup earlier, or spot on the roster entirely, so that a guy like Boo Nieves could have been called back up.