Larry Brooks tweets that former Blackhawks center Andrew Desjardins will attend Rangers training camp on a PTO.
Desjardins, 31, has played in 408 career NHL games and is a career 52.8% on faceoffs.
Last season he played in 46 games for Chicago, averaging 9:24 while only putting up 1 assist and a minus 6 rating.
Desjardins, 6-1 an 195, has played in 53 career playoff games and won a Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2014-15, averaging 13:56 per game.
He just finished up a two-year contract with Chicago that had a cap hit of $800,000 per season.
Joel Quenneville said during training camp last season that he appreciates how Desjardins "competes," can play all three forward positions, kill penalties and bring a bit of physicality. (Chicago Tribune)
Adam Rotter: Here is another depth option at center for the Rangers. Desjardins is a fourth line center and in the event of injury of that they aren't totally comfortable with Lias Andersson or Boo Nieves at center, he is a veteran who can likely handle things on the fourth line. There isn't a ton of upside with him but a hard worker that kills penalties, and would likely be very cheap, could fit the bill if he has a good camp and preseason.
Whether it ends up as Desjardins or someone else, if the Rangers are going to add another center, barring a trade, before the season starts it's going to be someone like Desjardins. The guys who are around and available right now are all similar, bottom-six type of forwards and if the Rangers want to add someone it will be someone like that.