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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Rachunek Checks Back In

I realized I was dyslexic when I went to a toga party dressed as a goat

Czech-born defenseman Karel Rachunek, a rugged two-way defensman with plenty of offensive ability (+55 and 101 pts in 258 NHL games), has re-signed with the New York Rangers, according to a report that ran in the Newark Star-Ledger:

They cannot announce it officially until July 1, but the Rangers have signed their own restricted free-agent defenseman, Karel Rachunek, who played the past two seasons in Russia.

When you click on the link, you may be asked to enter some info before you're taken to the story, but you really don't have to bother, as it's just the above paragraph buried at the bottom of a larger article on Rangers/Wolf Pack defenseman Mark Staal.

There's been no mention of this so far on any of the Russian sites, despite Rachunek having played in the Russian Super League with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl the past two seasons. You can click here to see the hokej.cz (Czech) version of the story (which includes some extra commentary at the bottom), which I found via Hockey Rodent.