Rangers’ Moore ‘really optimistic’ contract will be ‘done by training camp’

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From Newsday:

Defenseman John Moore, the last remaining Rangers restricted free agent, said Friday that he believed an agreement on a new contract was close and Moore expects to be in training camp “on Day 1.”

“I’m really optimistic,” said Moore, 23, who has been training in Chicago, his hometown, and spent the morning skating here in his first informal workout with about a dozen teammates.

While the Rangers neither confirmed nor denied the player’s optimistic take on the negotiations, Moore was confident enough to say, “Unless something really goes wrong, I’d be surprised if it’s not done by training camp.”

Training camp starts on Sept. 18.