Larry Brooks says that now is the time for the Rangers to start discussing a potential contract extension with Michael Grabner. (NY Post)
Grabner,30, is a UFA at the end of the season and has a cap hit this season of $1.65 million.
Brooks wonders if a three-year deal for $10 million would be enough to keep Grabner with the Rangers and prevent him from becoming a UFA. (NY Post)
Over the past two years Grabner is 23rd overall in goals scored and has the 11th best shooting percentage. (Hockey Ref)
Adam Rotter: Grabner is interesting because he has definitely earned an extension based upon his play through nearly a season and a half, but I don't know how much the Rangers want to commit to him in terms of years and cap space. The Rangers will miss Grabner if he doesn't return in the same way that they missed Carl Hagelin, but Grabner is a bottom six player and you can't overpay or overvalue those guys. If Grabner would be willing to leave a lot of money on the table and sign for something like three-years and around $2 million to $2.5 million per year, that would likely work.