10:10 AM EDT, Mon September 22, 2014

Zuccarello OK with one-year deal; Hayes happy for chance at center but also comfortable on wing

While former linemate Benoit Pouliot signed a five-year, $20 million deal with the Oilers as an unrestricted free agent, Rangers restricted free agent Mats Zuccarello avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $3.5 million despite both Zuccarello and the Rangers going into the offseason hoping to work out a long-term extension. But after going through his second day of on-ice practices at Rangers training camp on Saturday, Zuccarello said he’s not thinking about his current deal or his next one. Zuccarello, 27, the Rangers’ leading scorer last season with a career-high 19...

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