Rangers Acquire Raphael Diaz

Rangers adding blue line depth on deadline day.

The Rangers have added some depth to their blue line after sending J.T. Miller back to the Hartford Wolfpack.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>NYR gets Raphael Diaz for a 5th in 2015 from Canucks.</p>&mdash; Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsnetSpec/statuses/441302512218304512">March 5, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Diaz, 28, is a right-handed blueliner that will become a UFA at the end of the season. He was traded earlier this season by the Canadiens to the Canucks for former Ranger Dale Weise. The Rangers will be his third team this season.

Raphael Diaz

Vancouver Canucks



Jan 09, 1986

Looks like the Rangers simply wanted a better option than Justin Falk for the team's seventh defenseman in the event that there is an injury on the Rangers blue line. Diaz has some offensive upside as well and he's Swiss... so there's that.