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Rangers sign Grabner, Gerbe and Clendening to short-term deals

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TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 06: Michael Grabner #40 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates against the Detroit Red Wings at the Air Canada Centre on November 6, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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They aren’t the biggest signings of the day, but they’re still...signings.

Michael Grabner, Nathan Gerbe, and Adam Clendening have all signed with the New York Rangers.

Grabner, 28, gets a two-year deal with a cap hit of $1.6 million. He’s fast and a good penalty killer, though he had just nine goals in 80 games last season for the Maple Leafs.

The other forward, Gerbe, gets a one-year deal for $600,000. The diminutive 28-year-old was absolutely snakebitten last season in Carolina. In 47 games, he had just three goals on 73 shots.

Clendening -- a 23-year-old defenseman who’s already played for the Blackhawks, Canucks, Penguins and Oilers -- received a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 at the NHL level. Known as a puck-mover, he should get a reasonable chance to play in New York. The Rangers had trouble moving the puck last season, and they don’t have Keith Yandle or Dan Boyle anymore.