Yesterday in my post about the Rangers inviting Ryan Malone to training camp, I mentioned that the team will need to unload a contract if he made the team. I was wrong.
Here is why. Even though Anthony Duclair’s contract will not slide this year, he will not count against the 50 contract max per the CBA. I had originally thought Duclair’s contract would slide and thus not count against the limit. I was right for the wrong reasons. But I did forget about Ryan Graves, whose contract will slide next year thus bringing the Rangers down to 49 contracts; one shy of the limit.