NY Rangers may not have enough cap space to sign Derek Stepan

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New York Rangers top center Derek Stepan is set for arbitration on Monday. The restricted free agent is coming offer a contract with an annual cap hit of $6.15M. The 25 year old is demanding $7.25M, while the Rangers are offering $5.2M per season.

Stepan had 55 points last season in 68 games for the Rangers. The Buffalo Sabres recently signed center Ryan O'Reilly, who is a comparable, for $7.5M. Stepan may be awarded $7M.

The NY Rangers only have $6.15M in cap space remaining, which may not be enough to sign Derek Stepan.

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