NHL Rumors: Ducks Forward "Makes A Lot Of Sense" For Rangers

As the NHL trade deadline approaches, the New York Rangers are setting their sights on Anaheim Ducks' veteran center, Adam Henrique.

The Rangers' quest to bolster their roster and address their third-line center position has led them to Henrique, who brings a wealth of experience and scoring prowess to the table, according to Larry Brooks.

With Filip Chytil sidelined for the season due to injury, the Rangers now have the flexibility to allocate his entire $4.4 million salary cap hit towards securing a replacement, making Henrique an attractive option.

Henrique's 14-year NHL tenure and playoff pedigree make him a valuable addition for the Rangers, who are eager to solidify their lineup for a deep playoff run.

His offensive contributions, with 15 goals and 32 points in 48 games for the Ducks this season, further enhance his appeal.

While negotiations may involve the Ducks retaining a portion of Henrique's $5.825 million cap hit to accommodate additional moves, the Rangers' interest in him underscores their commitment to shoring up their center depth and positioning themselves as serious contenders as the trade deadline draws near.

The Rangers are currently at the top of the Metropolitan Division with a 30-16-3 record, two points up on the Carolina Hurricanes. Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports