Rangers' Redden odd-man-out

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:27 PM ET

One-time Olympian Wade Redden appears headed to the unemployment line.

Redden, a member of the 2006 Canadian Olympic team and a former Ottawa Senators defenceman, will be the odd-man-out when the New York Rangers start trimming salary, a move made necessary by the addition of forwards Alexander Frolov and Todd White, according to a report in the New York Post. The report indicated Redden will be waived some time in September.

The Rangers are right up against the almost $60 million cap and restricted free agent Marc Staal hasn't been signed yet, which raises the odds that Redden will be shown the door. Redden still has another four years left on the short-sighted, six-year, $39 million deal Glen Sather signed him to in 2008 and waiving him would free the Rangers of a $6.5 million cap hit for 2010-11.

Redden will be given a chance to make the team during camp, according to the Post, but the Rangers probably won't have much patience. The 33-year-old is coming off a two-goal, 12 assist campaign.

Seventh defenceman Steve Eminger, who will make just $1.125 million this season, is another potential salary-cap victim.


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