The New York Rangers traded defenseman Keith Yandle to the Florida Panthers.
The Rangers will receive a sixth-round pick and would also receive a conditional fourth-round pick in 2017 if he signs with the Panthers, according to TSN's Darren Dreger.
The Panthers are expected to make a push to sign Yandle to a long-term deal for six years, according to TSN's Gary Lawless.
Yandle, 29, recorded five goals and 42 assists in 82 games last season. He is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Tough to see a good friend leave. Good luck Keith. #yandswillmakeherdance- Kevin Hayes (@KevinPHayes12) June 20, 2016
Adam Rotter: The Rangers get nothing if they let Yandle walk on July 1, so a sixth round pick is better than nothing. I thought they would at least get a third round pick as a condition for him staying in Florida, but again, a fourth round pick next year is better than nothing.
It stinks losing Yandle but his price tag is something that the Rangers can't meet in their current cap situation. They paid a big price for him to make a run at the Stanley Cup and ultimately they fell short. They had a great run in the playoffs with Yandle in his first season and one that fell very short of expectations this year. He will deservedly so cash in on July 1, if not sooner, and QB another team's PP for the next 6-7 years.