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Kevin Shattenkirk Will Be Bought Out By The New York Rangers

from Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post,

In this salary-cap squeeze, Kevin Shattenkirk was the casualty.

The Rangers plan to buy out the remaining two years of the 30-year-old’s contract at $6.65 million per season, The Post has learned. In what was a confusing couple days when the exact buyout window wasn’t clear to most around the league, the Blueshirts’ intentions were.

This will now leave the Rangers with four years of dead cap space, but will give them quite a bit of relief this coming season. Having been into the summer allowance over the $81.5 million salary-cap ceiling, the Rangers will now carry a hit for Shattenkirk of $1.483 million this season, making them immediately compliant. It will be followed by the big hit of $6.083 million in 2020-21, and then the next two seasons he would count for $1.433 million, all according to CapFriendly.com.

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He could be a cheap addition for a team that needs a reliable dman.

Posted by TreKronor on 08/01/19 at 09:46 AM ET

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He could be a cheap addition for a team that needs a reliable dman.

That was my first thought when I heard about a potential buyout. A team with a good chance of playing for the Cup could probably sign him for under $3M/yr.

Posted by evileye on 08/01/19 at 12:50 PM ET

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NEW YORK, August 1, 2019 – The New York Rangers announced today that the team has bought out the contract of defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk.

“Today’s decision was a very difficult one,” Rangers President John Davidson said. “Kevin is a great person and teammate and he was extremely proud to be a New York Ranger. We wish him and his family all the best going forward.”

Shattenkirk skated in 119 games with the Rangers over two seasons (2017-18 and 2018-19), registering seven goals and 44 assists for 51 points, along with 64 penalty minutes. He has skated in 609 career NHL games over nine seasons (2010-11 – 2018-19) with Colorado, St. Louis, Washington, and the Rangers, registering 75 goals and 274 assists for 349 points, along with 368 penalty minutes.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 08/01/19 at 02:02 PM ET

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