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New York Rangers: Markus Naslund Good, Not Great

Published by on May 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

New York Rangers forward Markus Naslund made it official today, announcing his retirement from the NHL at the age of 35 after a solid career. 

Naslund's decision could have a major impact on the New York Rangers off-season plans.  The Blueshirts, who were eliminated from the playoffs by Washington, have many holes and little cap space to fill them. 

Retiring the entirety of Naslund's $4 million cap number for next season will make the money available for the Rangers to use to pursue free agents.

For Markus Naslund, the decision puts an end to an NHL career that spanned 15 seasons with three teams: Pittsburgh, Vancouver, and New York.  He retires with 395 goals and 474 assists for 869 ...

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