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Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.

Henrik Lundqvist on contract extension: Still talking

Henrik Lundqvist skates during Rangers training camp at

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Before the Rangers went on their brutal western swing, Henrik Lundqvist said if there was an indication that he would be distracted during the season by negotiations for a contract extension, he would put the talks on hold.

So after practice today, I asked him if there was any progress.

“I don’t have anything for you,” Lundqvist said with a smile. “We still have a few days. You can get...

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Jeff Gorton confident on re-signing Stepan, Lundqvist

Rangers assistant general manager Jeff Gorton addresses the

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Rangers assistant general manager Jeff Gorton, at Yankee Stadium for the formal announcement of the two outdoor games against the Devils and Islanders in late January, said he remains confident that Derek Stepan will be re-signed before training camp and that Henrik Lundqvist will be in the fold for a long time.  

Stepan, 23, is a restricted free agent without arbitration rights, coming...

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