The 33-year old has had an injury-riddled season since signing a one-year $1.6 million contract with the Wild as an unrestricted free agent last summer. In 14 games, he has compiled two goals and one assist but has missed a total of 29 games with groin and concussion issues.
If Sykora is not claimed, Minnesota can send him to the minors or place him on re-entry waivers where he could be claimed at half the price of his contract.
Sykora had 16 goals and 15 assists in 40 games with the Rangers during the 2005-2006 season.
...hey why not? The Rangers need offense, he's relatively cheap and is a proven scorer in the league. Thoughts?