Stoll, 33, had appeared in 29 games for the Blueshirts this season, scoring one goal and two points while averaging just under 14 minutes a night.
While he’d been a healthy scratch a couple of times, Stoll was one of the more regular presences in Alain Vigneault’s bottom-six forward group.
That said, he did struggle — his possession metrics weren’t great, and he seemed a step slow at times.
Signed to a one-year, $800,000 deal this summer, Stoll’s contract with the Rangers came after his offseason arrest for cocaine and MDMA possession in Las Vegas. He eventually plead guilty to a pair of misdemeanors, but the incident all but ended his time with his old team, the Los Angeles Kings.
Stoll had been a valuable depth center for the Kings during their two Stanley Cup championships. All told he spent seven seasons in L.A., scoring a career-high 47 points during the 2009-10 campaign.
As for his future… well, it remains to be seen if anyone will take a flier. Stoll has a lot of miles on the odometer (over 800 games played during a 13-year career) and hasn’t looked great in recent weeks.
Most recently, he was made a healthy scratch in Saturday’s 5-4 OT loss in Calgary.