Pagnotta: Rangers reenter Karlsson sweepstakes

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David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period, provided his latest updates and thoughts on the Erik Karlsson trade situation. According to his report, he believes that the Karlsson trade could possibly be completed by tomorrow.

The Rangers Back in the Mix?

Per Pagnotta:

The Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders, Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers and a few other teams have also inquired about Karlsson, with the Islanders and Rangers, at one point, willing to include Ryan in the deal. We had reported earlier in the week that the Rangers were no longer in the hunt – it’s our understanding that they’ve re-entered the mix, and not just as a possible third-team to help eat up some salary.

Is it possible that the Rangers have re-evaluated their situation and now feel that adding Karlsson makes sense to their long term rebuild plans? That remains to be seen, but Pagnotta is a very well connected source in the industry and what he says shouldn’t be taken lightly.