Report: Rangers inquire about Radulov
The New York Rangers have contacted the Nashville Predators about forward Alex Radulov, according to the New York Post. Radulov is an impending group 2 free agent this summer, so New York would likely look to have a contract agreed upon, before trading for his rights. The 25-year old Russian winger led the Predators with six points in eight playoff games this year after returning to Nashville late in the regular season, upon completion of his fourth year in the KHL.
Radulov came under fire last month after he and Predators teammate Andrei Kostitsyn were suspensded and then scratched for Games 3 & 4 in the second round of the playoffs for breaking curfew. Nashville went on to lose that series to the Phoenix Coyotes in five games.
According to the report, Radulov also has a "lucrative" contract offer on the table from CKSA in the KHL. The general manager of CKSA is former NHL star Sergei Federov.
The news of New York's interest in Radulov comes on the heels of a report that Rangers sniper Marion Gaborik could be out into December of next season, due to shoulder surgery.