Jason Arnott Fails Physical for New York Rangers, Once Again is UFA

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The St. Louis Blues let Jason Arnott walk away this past off season and for good reason.  Arnott had a negative attitude during the playoffs when Coach Ken Hitchcock thought it best to sit him out of certain games as well as the toll that the game was taking on the aging veteran.

It was well known that Arnott’s knee was giving him troubles, but after an off season surgery, many thought that he would be ready to go this season.

While Jason Arnott was busy working out, practicing with the Dallas Stars, and hearing rumors of teams that might have interest, we were all just waiting to see where he would be calling home.

On Saturday night, we finally thought that we could answer that question as Jason Arnott inked a one-year deal with the New York Rangers for $1.2 million base and $400,000 in incentives.  Arnott had to be thrilled, finally finding a new place that he could call home and not having to hang up the skates just yet, but his hopes came to an end yesterday.

Late Saturday night, the 38-year-old center failed the New York Rangers physical conducted by the team’s doctors at Madison Square Garden.

According to some reports, it was not just Arnott’s knee that caused him to fail the physical.  It looks like his shoulder was also a source of trouble.

Stay tuned to see if Arnott can get in better shape and find a place to play, but with the clock ticking, it looks like Arnott may have played his last game in the NHL.

That’s all for now Blues fans, as always, LET’S GO BLUES!

-Alex Hodschayan

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