New York Rangers: Blueshirts Pursue Coyotes Mueller in Search for Offense

Kevin McRae@@McRaeWritesFeatured ColumnistDecember 11, 2009

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 05:  Peter Mueller #88 of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrates after scoring a first period goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on November 5, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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According to reports today from ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the New York Rangers are trying to work out a deal with the Phoenix Coyotes for struggling winger Peter Mueller.  Mueller, 21, has registered 1 goal and 5 assists in 26 games this season.

The Blueshirts have made no secret of their desperation to add another scorer to a lineup that has featured Marian Gaborik and not much else.  Mueller has struggled this year fitting into Coach Dave Tippett's system but has shown flashes of offensive potential the past two seasons. 

Rangers GM Glen Sather has reportedly offered the Coyotes young d-man Bobby Sanguinetti but Phoenix is balking at the move.  Some believe Phoenix is targeting either Brandon Dubinsky or Ryan Callahan, a price the Rangers seem unwilling to pay. 

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