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The New York Rangers have confirmed that they've signed veteran forward Lee Stempniak to a contract and reports suggest it's worth $900,000 for one year.

Stempniak, 31, played 73 games last season with the Calgary Flames and Pittsburgh Penguins. He had 12 goals, 22 assists and 32 penalty minutes.

Lee Stempniak RW NYR 2 Months

Former NHLer-turned-broadcaster Brad May has tweeted that veteran forward Lee Stempniak has signed a one-year contract with the New York Rangers.

TSN reportered earlier that the free agent was close to signing a one-year contract with the Rangers. The 31-year-old right wing finished last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins after he was traded from the Calgary Flames. Stempniak had four goals and seven assists in 21 regular-season games with Pittsburgh, and two goals and one assist in 13 Stanley Cup Playoff games. He had eight goals and 15 assists in 52 games during his third season with the Flames. He has 150 goals and 191 assists (341 points) in 637 NHL games with the St. Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs, Phoenix Coyotes, Flames and Penguins. He was a fifth-round pick (No. 148) by St. Louis in the 2003 NHL Draft.

Lee Stempniak RW NYR 2 Months

The Boston Bruins might pursue free agent Lee Stempniak.

The Bruins need to go through the bargain bin for upgrades given their cap situation. Stempniak had 12 goals and 34 points in 73 games with the Calgary Flames and Pittsburgh Penguins last season. Those numbers are in line with what you can expect from him going forward.

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There is some talk that the Jets may be interested in UFA forward Lee Stempniak.

Stempniak scored 12 goals and registered 34 points last season between the Flames and Penguins. If he does sign with Winnipeg , he will likely play on the team's third line limiting his fantasy value.

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Lee Stempniak potted his 12th goal of the season on Sunday.

Stempniak was dealt from the Flames at the deadline and while he saw plenty of action alongside Sidney Crosby, the Penguins will likely use him on the third line in the playoffs. Do not expect a lot from Stempniak if that is his role but he should average about .4 points a game so if you think the Penguins are going deep into the post-season, then he is worth a late selection.

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Lee Stempniak recorded an assist in Pittsburgh's 4-1 loss Tuesday night.

Stempniak has three goals and nine points in 15 games with the Penguins. He's been playing on Pittsburgh's top line with Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz.

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Lee Stempniak is still adapting to playing alongside Sidney Crosby.

"Just playing with someone with his kind of speed has definitely been an adjustment for me," Stempniak said. "He's got that burst. Such a burst. He's just so explosive. It takes awhile to get used to. Once he gets a step on a guy, you need to get him the puck. So much of it is anticipating when he's going to make a move." That being said, there's no question that Stempniak has already benefited from playing on a line with Crosby. He has two goals and seven points in 10 games with Pittsburgh.

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Lee Stempniak has a goal and six points in seven games with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Stempniak has been settling into a line with Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz, which makes him a great candidate to finish the season on a high note. Don't forgot about him if you're getting ready to draft for a playoff pool. Stempniak might continue to get close to a point-per-game in the postseason if he can stay on the Penguins' top line.

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Since being acquired in a trade from the Calgary Flames last week, veteran forward Lee Stempniak has has found a spot as the top-line right winger with center Sidney Crosby and left winger Chris Kunitz and he has three assists, seven shots, five hits and five blocked shots.

"He's making a lot happen," Crosby said of Stempniak. That was particularly true in the past two games, a Penguins sweep of back-to-back outings against Washington that led into a day off Wednesday. Monday, Stempniak and Crosby each assisted on two Kunitz goals in a 3-2 win at Washington. Tuesday, Stempniak, in his Penguins home debut, assisted on Crosby's insurance goal, had three shots and three hits. "It's been a pretty quick learning-by-fire here," Stempniak said. "The big thing is just trying to make sure I'm playing my game, but, at the same time, complement my linemates. Part of that is skating and trying to shoot the puck, hang onto the puck in the offensive zone. It's coming a bit more quickly now." It wasn't clear whether the Penguins would be able to address the need for a right winger on Crosby's line at the NHL trade deadline. Pascal Dupuis is out for the season after knee surgery. A possible replacement, Beau Bennett, has been out since befor

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Lee Stempniak had two assists in Pittsburgh's 3-2 win on Monday.

Stempniak played alongside Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz. As long as he stick with those two, he'll be worth owning in standard leagues.