9:28PM: Dreger tweeted that the Rangers are in the hunt for a top-four defenseman but it's a tough market and so many teams are looking for the same kind of thing. (Dreger)
8:53PM: During the first intermission on NBCSN, Darren Dreger said that the Rangers "are very serious and have been int he market and looking for a defenseman for quite some time."
Dreger added, "It's not an urgent issue, though based on last night and the injury to Marc Staal, it seems timely that we talk about the possibilities that might exist for Jeff Gorton and the Rangers. They are looking for a specfific top-four defenseman."
Dreger then added that with the parity in the NHL right now there isn't a lot of separation in the standings and there is no defined list of buyers vs sellers.
He continued, "in a perfect world the Rangers will add that top-four defenseman between now and the trade deadline. They are certainly doing their scouting and due diligence."
Larry Brooks has written that the Rangers need to add another right-shot defenseman.