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Peca Waiting for Rangers Decision: “Michael Peca is interested in becoming a member of the New York Rangers, but has given the team a deadline by which they need to sign him otherwise he will consider other offers.

Peca traveled to New York City last week to take a physical with the team and it appears that, if he passed, an offer would follow. However Blueshirts’ GM Glen Sather was unavailable for negotiations over the weekend according to the NY Post.

‘We’re probably going to force the issue by (today). If I can’t reach him (today), we’ll just go our separate way,’ Peca’s agent Don Meehan told the NY Daily News. ‘I’ve tried to reach him (yesterday and Sunday) and can’t. And I’m working with time constraints now. I’ve got to find out where he stands.’

The two-time Selke Trophy winner certainly has interest in coming into New York.

‘Obviously, over the last few years they’ve added some players that can contribute to a pretty good squad. I think anybody on the outside would look at that situation and hope there’s a fit,’ Peca said in the Daily News.

There is some speculation there may be issues with his legs. The center only played in 35 games last season due to a leg injury which required surgery but insists he is healthy.

‘It’s a non-issue,’ he said in the Daily News. ‘I’ve been skating for the better part of 2-1/2 months now. My speed and anything I can do on the ice is where I want it.’

Peca has reportedly received other offers from the Columbus Blue Jackets and his former team the Toronto Maple Leafs, but will wait to hear from the Rangers before making a decision. All teams are likely to be offering a one-year deal in the $1-$1.25 million range plus incentives.

With the Rangers Peca would be filling the spot left behind when they traded Matt Cullen back to Carolina. Peca is a strong defensive forward and would be the third line center and an important penalty killer.”

(via In The Dirt.)

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