New York Rangers in Talks With Alexander Frolov

Matthew CalamiaCorrespondent IJuly 25, 2010

VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 23:  Alexander Frolov #24 of the Los Angeles Kings tries to gain control of a bouncing puck while being pursued by Alexander Edler #23 of the Vancouver Canucks during the first period in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 23, 2010 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
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According to a tweet by Genadi Boguslavski, a Russian hockey writer for the Sovetsky Sport, the New York Rangers are in talks with left winger Alexander Frolov.

The 28-year-old registered 19 goals and 51 points last season for the Los Angeles Kings.

Frolov would help the Rangers' scoring upfront, something they lacked greatly last season.

Paired with Marian Gaborik on the top line, the signing would make the team a playoff contender, something they potentially aren't right now.

In order to fit Frolov under the cap, the Rangers would have no choice but to demote defenseman Wade Redden to Hartford of the AHL, something that has been thrown around since the end of the regular season.