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The New York Rangers announced that they have acquired defensemen, John Scott, from the Chicago Blackhawks, in exchange for a 2012 5th-round pick. Scott can also play up on the wing, just as Stu Bickel has done the last couple of games.
John Scott comes in at 6'8" in height, and packs quite the punch for a heavyweight. It is still unknown what the Rangers are going to do with him as of yet. We shall find out shortly.