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Rangers re-sign Steve Eminger

The veteran defenseman was a solid contributor as a third-pair player last season, when he was making $1.5 million with a $1.125-million cap hit. As first reported by The Post, Eminger's new one-year deal will pay him $800,000 to fill the same role.

John Tortorella liked what Eminger brought to the Rangers' young defense, and Eminger played over Matt Gilroy at times last season. Eminger played 65 games (2-4 and 22 PIM) and none in the five-game playoff loss to the Caps, but he was still ready to provide what Tortorella wanted.

Now, the Rangers have just one more bit of contract business this week, with Ryan Callahan. His arbitration hearing is scheduled for Thursday, so contract talks could go down to the wire as they did with Brandon Dubinsky, but expect Callahan to sign a similar deal as Dubinsky did, though for more than the $4.2 million cap hit -- Callahan is a year away from unrestricted free agency, so it will cost more for the Rangers to lock him up long-term.

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