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Rangers’ Zuccarello Denies He’s Joining The KHL

Zuccarello Unsure Where He'll Play Next Season
Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN) - The Rangers’ season has just ended but already, the rumor mill has gotten underway.

Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL posted on their official website that Rangers’ winger Mats Zuccarello agreed a two-year deal with the Russian club this morning.

In addition, IIHF communications director Szymon Szemberg announced that the deal had taken place.

Zuccarello shot down the report through Twitter.   “Its alot of rumors right now. I don’t know yet were I’m going to play next year,” he tweeted Saturday.

In 52 career NHL games, Zuccarello has scored 8 goals and 18 assists for 26 points.  He appeared to show the most promise this season as he was called up late in the season from the AHL.

Zuccarello collected 3 points in 10 games, under limited ice time and appeared to impress John Tortorella but suffered a broken wrist in March. The injury ended his hopes of being part of the Rangers’ playoff roster.  Before the Rangers’ elimination, he began skating with the team.

His future remains uncertain as many believe his long-term future will be in Europe where his skill, speed and small stature are better suited.

Rangers fans, do you expect Zuccarello to leave for Europe or be back with the Blueshirts for the 2012-13 season?  Let us know…