After finding out yesterday that winger Alex Frolov was done for the season, it went without saying that the Rangers would have to make a move to help fill the void.
GM Glen Sather decided that actions speak louder than words, so he traded defenseman Michal Rozsival to the Coyotes in exchange for left winger Wojtek Wolski.
The trade helps fulfill a need for both teams. The Rangers need scoring depth, especially with Frolov done for the year. The Coyotes are still feeling the absence of Zbynek Michalek from their blueline, and need all the help they can get defensively.
The Rangers are extremely deep along the blueline, so Rozsival has become expendable, especially with the emergence of newcomer Ryan McDonagh. The trade also gives the Blueshirts some much-needed cap space.
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