Rangers allow defenseman Wade Redden to pursue trade
New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – The New York Rangers have allowed defenseman Wade Redden’s agent to talk to other NHL teams and arrange a trade.
Redden’s agent, Don Meehan, informed the New York Post that he was given permission by the Rangers to talk to other teams about a possible swap.
Redden has two years remaining on a six-year, $39 million deal but he spent the past two seasons in the minors.
The Rangers have not invited him to training camp, making it clear that the team has no plans for him.
Under the previous collective bargaining agreement, the Rangers were allowed to keep Redden’s $6.5 million cap off the books by putting him in the AHL.
However, it was not allowed under the new labor deal.
The 35-year-old Redden played in 75 games for the Rangers in 2009-2010, when he had two goals and 12 assists.