Staple spoke to Redden's agent Don Meehan who said that he hadn't discussed retirement with his client.
Last week, Redden repeated that money isn't an issue for him.
Anything with Redden will have to wait until September. Either he will accept another assignment to play in Hartford and collect his $6.5 million, or he will refuse and become a free agent.
His time with the Rangers is over, but his presence will be felt on the summer cap.