January 23, 2018 | 8:50pm ET
TheFourthPeriod.com

GRABNER, NASH COULD GENERATE MUCH INTEREST

 
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Rick Nash, left wing

 

The New York Rangers could be one of the more active teams between now and the trade deadline, as they have multiple players they’re willing to move if the right offers present themselves.

During Tuesday night’s “Insider Trading” segment on TSN, Darren Dreger reported the Rangers are “leaning towards being open for business” but they haven’t officially made that call, just yet.

The Rangers have four pending unrestricted free agents they could move by Feb. 26: forwards Rick Nash, Michael Grabner and David Desharnais, and defenceman Nick Holden.

Nash, 33, owns a 12-team trade list, but according to Dreger, the Rangers have not yet asked him for that list.

He, along with Grabner, are expected to be highly sought after in the coming weeks, and the price tag for Nash could be considerable.

Dreger also believes the trade talk surrounding Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh could pick up, though a trade involving him may be more likely to occur in the summer.

McDonagh, 28, has one-year left on his contract after this season and comes with a $4.7 million salary cap hit.

Grabner and Nash are among the players on TFP's Top 30 Available Players List.