The New York Rangers have locked up one of their brightest young stars in agreeing to terms on a six-year extension with restricted free agent defenseman Ryan McDonagh.
All eyes will be on the two-time 40-goal scorer as he takes ice for the Blueshirts.
The NHL and the players' association swapped proposals Wednesday in an effort to head off a lockout scheduled to start this weekend.
New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal has been cleared for light physical activity, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com
For Blueshirts goalie Henrik Lundqvist, Rangers-Islanders rivalry never gets old.
Although Marc Staal said he has been "steadily improving" since this summer, the New York Rangers defenseman is still suffering from headaches after workouts.