TRADE: Rangers shed some salary shipping Lee Stempniak to Winnipeg for Carl Klingberg
The Rangers save almost 300K in cap space with that move. Klingberg is a big Swedish kid (6’3″, 205lbs) and has 1 goal in 12 NHL games. The moves seems to be an acquisition destined for Hartford. Could Oscar Lindberg get a recall? Or does Slats have another move coming?
Meanwhile, Lee Stempniak will help the Jets in their quest to not only make the playoffs, but to make noise in it. His 9 goals and 18 points in 53 games will help them. On far too many nights he looked slow and lost in AV’s system so this move makes sense.