Rangers' Redden keeps positive

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:53 PM ET

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Wade Redden is tired of hearing the talk.

With the New York Rangers close to $5 million over the $59.4-million salary cap, there has been a lot of speculation about Redden's immediate future with the Rangers. Sending the veteran defenceman to the minors would be the quick and easy way to wipe a $6.5 million hit off the club's salary cap and solve the problem.

"I'm not going to make myself sick worrying about it," Redden told QMI Agency Sunday. "There's been a lot negative stuff said and written about me. I don't feel like beating myself up over it. I just want to feel good about myself and get in a good frame of mind.

"Whatever happens, I'll take care of it."

Redden said he hasn't been given any indication what is going to happen, other than that he is being given an opportunity to earn a job on the blueline.

Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather coolly shrugged off the salary cap issue Sunday.

"I'm sure we'll be able to do that," he said about getting under the cap. "There's a lot of ways to do it."

Redden signed a six-year, $39-million deal in 2008.


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