3/9/14: 7:45AM: Anton Stralman rejected a contract extension offer that is believed to be three-years and around $9 million. (NY Post)
Larry Brooks writes that the rejection of the contract offer is "somewhat shocking" but the team will take another shot at an extension after the season. (NY Post)
An extension for Stralman would "seem to throw a detour into Dylan McIlrath's" path to the Rangers. (NY Post)
Stralman is in the final year of a two-year deal that has a cap hit of $1.7 million.
For more on Stralman's contract talk, CLICK HERE.
Adam Rotter: The story of Stralman is interesting because he was back in Sweden, after not making the Devils on a tryout, when the Rangers signed him. He had some ups and downs early on but has established himself as a pretty reliable top-four defenseman. Three-years and $3 million per seems pretty fair but with a lack of defensemen hitting the market it's not out of the question that someone could go higher than $3 million to bring Stralman in.