Rangers sign forward Stempniak on one-year dealThe Rangers and veteran forward Lee Stempniak have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.
The deal with the 31-year-old Stempniak was announced on Saturday. In 73 regular-season games last season with Calgary and Pittsburgh, Stempniak had 12 goals and 22 assists. During the playoffs with Pittsburgh, Stempniak had two goals and three points in 13 games. Stempniak will earn $900,000 next season. That gives the Rangers about $12 million in salary cap space to sign restricted free-agent forwards Derick Brassard, Mats Zuccarello and Chris Kreider, and defenseman John Moore.