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With the trade deadline approaching quickly, there are plenty of rumors to catch up on involving the New York Rangers.

There is just one game before the 2018 NHL trade deadline arrives. The New York Rangers have been busy already, and that’s only the beginning.

Captain Ryan McDonagh is one of the names that we have heard for weeks now being on the trading block. He had already submitted his no-trade list, and now it looks like there is a bidding war for the 28-year-old.

We already knew that the Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins, and Toronto Maple Leafs were in the mix for McDonagh. Now John Shannon of Sportsnet tells us that the Florida Panthers have interest in the eight-year defenseman.

McDonagh has not played since Feb, 7 with an undisclosed upper-body injury.

The Rangers have kept Rick Nash out of the lineup the last couple of games as the team continues to work on a trade.

A deal involving Nash is still in the works, as Pierre LeBrun of TSN notes in the tweet above. It is just a matter of time before we hear an announcement involving the 33-year-old winger.

Holland on Waivers

Saturday morning, the Rangers placed center Peter Holland on waivers.

Holland had been serving as the team’s fourth line center since early January when the team sent Boo Nieves to Hartford. Holland skated in 17 games scoring four points (one goal and three assists). He was also a minus eight.

The Rangers have not announced if there will be a corresponding move.

Kreider Reflects on Return to the Lineup

Chris Kreider made his return to the lineup Friday night after missing the teams previous 24 games.

Kreider told Matt Calamia of nyrangers.com that his return “felt like it was my first NHL game again.” He would go on to say that, “I couldn’t stop smiling. I’m just happy to be playing hockey again.”

In the Rangers 4-1 loss to the Wild, Kreider saw 15:59 of ice time with two shots on goal and four hits.

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Dominick is a graduate of Canisius College. He has covered the Rangers for the last seven seasons and the Yankees for the last four.