Hold on, folks. The New York Rangers might be getting ready to make a move. Ahead of New York's matchup against the Montreal Canadiens Thursday, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reported that both Rick Nash and Michael Grabner will not play in the matchup -- adding that the Rangers are 'closing in (on) deals' ahead of Monday's 3 p.m. trade deadline. Both Nash and Grabner are seen as prime trade candidates, with both forwards set to become unrestricted free agents at the end of the season. Thursday's news is an interesting development for the Boston Bruins, who have been linked to Nash over the past week and have cleared up some room on the roster with the trade of Frank Vatrano. Trading Vatrano to the Panthers also gives Boston another chip in Florida's third-round pick in the 2018 draft. Nash, 33, has heated up over the last month for the Rangers, scoring nine goals in his last 16 games. The veteran power forward has tallied 18 goals and posted 28 total points over 60 games this season -- averaging 17:06 of ice time per game.
Rangers sit Nash, Grabner amid reported trade talks
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