Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rumor: Rangers Discussing Bringing Back Jarkko Immonen

One of the things New York Rangers fans love to do most is discuss the idea of second acts for former Rangers.  According to Bruce Berlet at CTWhale.com the organization is doing some of that thinking during their organizational meetings this week in regards to C Jarkko Immonen.

Jarkko Immonen was a dominant force in the recently completed IIHF World Championships with nine goals and three assists in the nine games for Team Finland to help them win a gold medal.  The now 29-year-old center was acquired by the Rangers in the Brian Leetch trade managed to play 20 games in the NHL before going back to Europe following the 2007 season.  He has played well overseas during those four seasons he has played well and might be worth a look this fall to see if he should be brought back as the Rangers still retain his rights.

The fact that they are talking about bringing him back does not mean he will be nor does it mean he will have a roster spot if he is part of training camp this fall.  These are the kind of things you want the organization doing in looking at all their options and then deciding how they want to move forward.  Immonen is certainly not the first line type center this team needs, but he could add depth to the lineup for a cheap price.