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Rangers, Zuccarello avoid arbitration

Tuesday, 07.30.2013 / 11:18 AM / NHL Free Agency 2013

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Rangers, Zuccarello avoid arbitration
TSN's Darren Dreger reported Tuesday the New York Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Mats Zuccarello on a one-year, $1.15 million contract,

The New York Rangers have avoided arbitration with forward Mats Zuccarello, agreeing to a new contract Tuesday. TSN's Darren Dreger is reporting it is a one-year, $1.15 million deal.

Zuccarello, 25, returned to the Rangers late in the 2012-13 season after starting with Magnitogorsk Metallurg of the Kontinental Hockey League and had three goals and eight points in 15 regular-season games. He had a goal and seven assists in 12 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Zuccarello has 11 goals and 34 points in 67 games with the Rangers over parts of three seasons.

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