Friday, July 8, 2011

Rangers Sign Sauer To Two-Year Deal

According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post the New York Rangers have agreed to a two-year, $2.5 million contract with Michael Sauer.  The $1.25 million per on Sauer is right in line with what was expected for the 23-year-old defender.  Sauer went from an afterthought coming into training camp last season to a key part of the Rangers top four on defense.  In 76 games he had three goals and 12 assists, but Sauer is not in New York for his offense. He is here to provide his defensive awareness, position and attention to detail.  He hits, clears the crease and will fight to defend his teammates which is something the Rangers had been lacking in the defense corps recently.

Signing Sauer takes one of the Rangers restricted free agents and arbitration cases off the list this summer.  Glen Sather's very good summer continues.