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HV71 has announced that they have signed Rangers 2010 sixth round pick Jesper Fasth to a two-year contract extension.

It says in the piece that Fasth is likely to sign a contract with the Rangers but he likes having the option of staying in Sweden to continue to develop his game.

This tweet translates to:HV 71 has posted a new 2-year contract with Jesper Fasth. Expect that he will stay one year and move to NY Rangers 2013th # twittpuck

Fasth has not played since brutally breaking his foot at the end of November. He is expected to miss three months.

Fasth, 20, had five goals and 11 assists in 21 games this season.

Spending at least one more year in Europe after missing this one is probably a good idea. He is still under Rangers control and as long as he is he can take his time in developing into another sixth round Swedish steal.

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Tags: Jesper Fast (Jesper Fasth) , Adam Rotter
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