Larry Brooks at the New York Post says next offseason if Wade Redden decides not to report to Hartford after the Rangers again waive him (as obligated in order to remove his $6.5 million charge from the 2011-12 cap) the Blueshirts would be able to terminate his contract under terms of the CBA and the veteran defenseman would become a free agent.
...you have to wonder if Redden would consider this scenario just for a chance to return to the NHL because there is no way a team would be interested in him when his contract is over in three years. But man he'd be losing a lot of money.
...i think a lot depends on how well he plays in Hartford and if any other teams are interested. Right now Redden has six points (1g, 5a) in eight games.