TORONTO - Mark Bell is on the move.
The New York Rangers have picked up the forward off re-entry waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs. The remainder of his US$2.5-million contract will be split between the Rangers and Leafs. He'll be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Bell has spent the entire season in the American Hockey League with the Toronto Marlies.
The 28-year-old arrived in Toronto from San Jose as part of the Vesa Toskala trade at the NHL draft in 2007. He was subsequently suspended 15 games by the league stemming from a drunk driving conviction in California.
In 445 career games with Chicago, San Jose and Toronto, he has 87 goals and 182 points.