RANGERS GET BIG, TOUGH MASHINTER - Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The New York Rangers acquired winger Brandon Mashinter from the San Jose Sharks for winger Tommy Grant and a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2014.
What does it give the New York Rangers?
Mashinter is a huge physical specimen with a power game. He's tough, can drop the gloves and also score a little at the AHL level. He could get a call-up to New York this season if the Rangers feel they need more physicality in their lineup.
What does it give the San Jose Sharks?
The Sharks get a less talented minor leaguer in Grant, but someone with size as well. They may also net a late-round draft pick in this deal. Basically, San Jose is giving Mashinter a better chance to reach the National Hockey League level.
Fantasy Impact
In leagues where penalty minutes are important, Mashinter may have some fantasy value. However, he isn't likely to get a lot of playing time with the Rangers this season.
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Tommy Grant
conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2014

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