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February 26, 2017 | 10:20am ET
Teams calling Rangers about Miller
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The New York Rangers have generated a lot of interest in forward J.T. Miller, according to the New York Post, but that doesn't mean they want to trade him.

A number of teams have inquired about Miller's availability, but the Post reports the Rangers are "politely" being told it's not going to happen -- barring a 'can't refuse' offer.

The Rangers are looking to add to their roster ahead of Wednesday's 3pm ET trade deadline. They'd like to add a second-pair defenseman, but the price is high.

While the Rangers have significant interest in St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, the asking price -- believed to be a first-round draft pick, a top prospect and possibly another piece -- is not something the Rangers are interested in paying for a player who has interest in signing with them as an unrestricted free agent in July.

The Rangers have also shown interest in Detroit Red Wings defender Brendan Smith and Buffalo Sabres blueliner Cody Franson.

The Rangers have also scouted the Los Angeles Kings vigorously this month, at both the NHL and AHL levels, with the Post reporting Kings defenseman Paul LaDue is a target.

 
 
 

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