Update, 10:22 p.m.:
Andrew Gross at Ranger Rants says the deal will probably be less than the $2.9 million Frolov earned last season.
Update, 10:15 p.m.:
...as pointed out in the comments section, the deal is probably going to be worth more than $800,000. But as Frolov's agent says in the below interview, the market was down for Frolov so maybe the Rangers did get a great deal. Although if it's a $3 million deal no way they can afford to keep Redden on the roster after re-signing Staal. Killing two birds with one stone.
...i've been on the "give the young guys a chance" bandwagon the entire offseason, but if the Rangers have the opportunity to bring in a potential 30-goal scorer on the cheap, I think they have no choice but to do it.
...i would still like to see Torts and Sather find a way to get some of the prospects into the line-up at different points during the season.
According to TSN, Russian newspaper SovSports is reporting that Alexander Frolov is on the verge of signing with the New York Rangers; however they have learned that while the two-sides are in discussion, no deal has been finalized.
Arthur Staple of Newsday tweets that the deal won't be finalized tonight and could wrap up tomorrow.
Dmitry Chesnokov at Puck Daddy has this quote from Frolov's agent Sergei Isakov...
"Alexander Frolov will soon put his signature on a contract with the New York Rangers. He made a decision that he will play one more year in the NHL," he said. "And then it will be clearer where he will continue his career."
Isakov adds that the contract will be similar to Maxim Afinogenov's one-year $800.000 deal he signed with Atlanta last year.
...geez I take a few hours off to hang with my family and all hell brakes loose.
...if Sather is able to get Frolov for one-year $800,000 that could be the steal of the off-season. I would have thought you were out of your mind if you said the Ranger would be able to sign Marc Staal and a potential 30-goal scorer for $5 million per combined.