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A look at the Rangers defense suggests a Brendan Smith buyout

The Rangers next season could very well be looking at a defense with these names penned in:

  • Jacob Trouba
  • Tony DeAngelo
  • Adam Fox
  • Ryan Lindgren

The remaining three defenseman more likely than not will include newly signed Jack Johnson. The other two spots will be a battle between Libor Hajek, K’Andre Miller, and Tarmo Reunanen.

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Rangers will likely buyout Brendan Smith

Brendan Smith Buyout
Rangers must consider a buyout of Smith (Getty Images)

The second buyout window opens after the Rangers settling of their last arbitration case or award.