Markus Naslund is off the available list for free agents, as the Swedish winger has signed a 2-year contract with the New York Rangers. New York has also inked defencemen Dmitri Kalinin to a one-year deal.
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Naslund will be a nice addition playing alongside Scott Gomez. While he is not the player he once was, he is still capable of scoring 30+ goals while playing on a line with one of the top 5 set-up men in the entire league. This also likely means that Jagr is out of the running, but you never know.
Kalinin is a solid second or third pairing defenceman on the Rangers. He certainly will sufficiently replace Backman. He is a solid puck-mover, not overly physical but has good size.