Leonard says that Glen Sather was waiting for Clowe to be cleared by doctors before talking about a new contract.
He adds that with his concussion issues this past season the Rangers are expected to ask Clowe for a discount on the cap hit he had last season of $3.625 million.
Clowe suffered a concussion in the Rangers win over Carolina on 4/25 and returned to the lineup for game four against the Capitals.
In game five, Clowe played 1:55 and didn't return for the rest of the playoffs after taking a hit from Jason Chimera that also resulted in a concussion.
On breakup day, Clowe said “I’m open to negotiate to find a way to stay here. I enjoyed it here. You start to develop a bond with the team and the guys. I feel like this team has the nucleus and core and you have Hank in the net. Everyone wants to win in NY.”
A new contract for Clowe would cost the Rangers a second round pick in next years draft.
57% of readers want Clowe to return depending on the contract that he signs.
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