Rangers, Nash interested in new deal, but no ongoing talks

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Rick Nash‘s long-term contract is expiring, but that doesn’t mean his time with the New York Rangers is coming to an end.

Both Nash and the team are interested in a deal beyond this season, according to Sportsnet NHL insider Nick Kypreos.

“There is interest on both sides,” Kypreos said during Saturday’s Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada. “Rick Nash would like to stay in New York and the Rangers, I think, would re-sign him.”

The 33-year-old Nash is an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season, when his eight-year, $62.4-million deal expires. NHL insider Elliotte Friedman said Saturday that as of now, there has been “almost no talks” between Nash and the Rangers on a new deal.

Nash scored 23 goals and 38 points in 67 games last season, then added another five points in 12 playoff games. The Brampton, Ont., native has tallied 416 goals over his 15-year NHL career.