Oilers’ Ryan Smyth interested in joining Rangers?

Mark J. Miller
Scoop Du Jour

Edmonton Oilers left wing Ryan Smyth was drafted by Glen Sather and worked under him for five years before Sather left to join the New York Rangers.

Now that the Rangers are at the top of the chart in their conference and the Oilers are near the bottom in theirs, Smyth, who has a no-trade clause in his contract, might want to rejoin Sather. A "well-placed" source tells the New York Post reports that Smyth "would give serious consideration to waiving his no-move clause in order to pursue a Cup on Broadway."

The paper also hears that the Rangers want to add "both scoring punch and a defenseman in advance of the Feb. 27 trade deadline."

The soon-to-be 36-year-old Smyth, who is in the final year of his contract, has 16 goals and 18 assists to his name this season.

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