Rangers Contracts rejected to do clauses…

Sportsnet is reporting that the contracts of Bobby Holik and Darius Kasparitus were rejected by the NHL due to clauses in each players contract that state the Rangers will pay their salary even through a potential work stoppage during upcoming labour negotiations in 2004, not due to huge signing bonuses as previously thought.

The matter will be resolved before an independent arbitrator, but no date has been set as of yet.