The New York Rangers bought out Kevin Shattenkirk today, and MLive’s Ansar Khan wonders aloud whether the Wings should pursue the 30-year-old defenseman’s services:
Shattenkirk, 30, was one of the top players in the 2017 free-agent class. The Rangers signed him to a four-year, $26.6 million contract, but he was made expendable due to his lack of production and their acquisition of Jacob Trouba from Winnipeg, who the Rangers inked two weeks ago to a seven-year, $56 million extension.
A knee injury limited Shattenkirk (6-0, 206) to 46 games in 2017-18, when he tallied 23 points. He appeared in 73 games last season, picking up only two goals and 26 assists.