Feb. 27, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Marian Gaborik (10) shoots on New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Rangers won 2-0. Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

New York Rangers 2012 Offseason: Rick Nash Answer To Blueshirts' Scoring Woes?

The 2011-2012 season is over for the New York Rangers. Follow this Storystream for all the news as the Rangers prepare for the 2012-213 season.

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Marian Gaborik Progressing After Offseason Shoulder Surgery

New York Rangers forward Marian Gaborik stated that he was feeling healthy after participating in an informal workout with teammates on Tuesday. Gaborik is still recovering from shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum, which was performed in early June after the Rangers were eliminated by the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern Conference Finals.

While Gaborik isn't able to participate in contact drills or shoot the puck with the same fervor he is used to, the 30-year-old goal-scorer is pleased with the progress he has made thus far.

Gaborik played in all 82 games last season, registering 41 goals and 35 assists for 76 points.

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Rick Nash Trade: Rangers, Blue Jackets Agree On Deal -- Report

After months and months of speculation and talks, the New York Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets have finally reached an agreement on a blockbuster trade that will send Rick Nash to the Big Apple. The news was broke by TSN's hockey insider Darren Dreger (confirmed by The Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline), who tweeted the trade is being processed and involves multiple players and contracts, all of which need to be worked out before the trade is called into the league.

The news comes as a bit of a surprise, as the latest update on a possible trade for Nash suggested the two teams were too far apart on a deal. Obviously, talks between the Blue Jackets and Ranger have continued and finally worked out and finalized this morning when Nash approved the deal.

Dreger is reporting one of the players is not Derek Stepan, but rather Brandon Dubinsky, Tim Erixon and a first-round pick are involved, as is Artem Anisimov says TSN's Bob McKenzie.

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NHL Free Agency 2012: Jeff Halpern Signs 1-Year Deal With New York Rangers

The New York Rangers continued to add depth to their roster Tuesday, as they signed center Jeff Halpern to a one-year, $700,000 deal. Halpern isn't expected to be a big offensive play-maker for the Blueshirts, however, he will provide another body to a roster that will be without Marion Gaborik for the early part of the 2013 season.

The signing also leads some to believe that the Rangers could be setting themselves up for a trade, says the SB Nation blog Blueshirt Banter:

One thing to think about though is, that's yet another center the New York Rangers have on the team, which gives them an abundance of depth down the middle. It may lead one to believe that a deal may be in the works to ship one of them out. This is pure speculation, but the asking price for Bobby Ryan was a number two center, could the Rangers possibly deal off a center with ease now that Halpern is in the mix?

Last season, Helpern played with the Washington Capitals, who lost to the Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinals series. Helpern is a 12-year veteran who has played for five other NHL franchises.

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New York Rangers 2012 Offseason: Rangers Re-Sign Backup Goalie Martin Biron

The New York Rangers have re-signed backup goalie Martin Biron, NHL.com reports. Biron was to enter free agency before signing a two-year deal with $2.6 million with New York. Biron saw action in 21 games for the Rangers in 2012, starting 20 of them. He gave up an average of 2.46 goals and posted a .904 save percentage. The team was 12-6 with Biron in net.

SB Nation's New York Rangers blog Blueshirt Banter commented on the move:

Biron, who was a serviceable backup last year who not only earned John Tortorella's trust but also spelled Henrik Lundqvist for 20 starts, returns after telling the media he was happy with his role and time in New York.

This is a win-win for both sides. The Rangers get a quality backup goaltender who can give Lundqvist the rest he needs during the season while also giving the Rangers valuable wins. We've documented how Biron goes out of his way to make sure that he keeps Lundqvist in his routine, something which will continue as time goes on.

With the free agency market looking thin, New York re-signing Biron looks like good news for Rangers fans.

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Marian Gaborik Injury: Rangers Forward Needs Shoulder Surgery

Rangers Forward, Marian Gaborik, needs shoulder surgery this off-season.

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