Shumakov, 25, is reportedly holding out from CSKA Moscow due to promises that were not kept and that he has offers from other teams. (Championat)
He is supposed to be heading into the second-year of a three-year deal with CSKA and he had 40 points in 47 games last season.
The Rangers could only offer Shumakov a contract if his KHL contract is terminated.
CSKA is reportedly interested in trying to keep Shumakov or possibly trade him within the KHL. (Sports-Express)
Adam Rotter: The Rangers are not shy about scouting and having interest in players from the KHL so it's not that surprising to see reports of their interest in Shumakov. It seems like a bit of a long-shot because he is under contract and rather than just release or terminate his contract, CSKA can trade him and get something back for him. He looks like a skilled player and you can never have enough skill, so if he becomes available the Rangers should go for him, this just seems like a bit of a long-shot at this point.