Monday, July 25, 2011

Rangers Current Salary Cap Situation

With the signing of Steve Eminger earlier to be the team's 6/7 defensemanf for the 2011-12 season, the impending signing of Ryan Callahan is virtually all that is left to set the Rangers roster heading into training camp.  With no other signings expected, now is a good time to look at the Rangers cap situation with the help of

Wojtek Wolski ($3.800m) / Brad Richards ($6.666m) / Marian Gaborik ($7.500m)
Brandon Dubinsky ($4.200m) / Artem Anisimov ($1.875m) / Sean Avery ($1.937m)
Ruslan Fedotenko ($1.400m) / Derek Stepan ($0.875m) / Mats Zuccarello-Aasen ($1.750m)
Michael Rupp ($1.500m) / Brandon Prust ($0.800m) / Brian Boyle ($1.700m)
/ / Erik Christensen ($0.925m)

Marc Staal ($3.975m) / Daniel Girardi ($3.325m)
Tim Erixon ($1.750m) / Ryan McDonagh ($1.300m)
Mike Sauer ($1.250m) / Steve Eminger ($0.800m)

Henrik Lundqvist ($6.875m) / Martin Biron ($0.875m)

BUYOUTS: Chris Drury ($3.716m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $59,322,834; BONUSES: $2,125,000
CAP SPACE (21-man roster): $4,977,166

The lines used are just projections and obviously Callahan would take Avery's spot on the line with Dubinsky and Anisimov.  As I said yesterday, the numbers are getting tight as this does not count Michael Del Zotto's $1.0875 million, but a forward will be moved at some point to make it up.