Mark Bell grabbed by New York Rangers

Forward Mark Bell has been claimed by the New York Rangers off re-entry waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Mark Bell is on the move — leaving the Toronto Maple Leafs for the New York Rangers.

The Rangers picked up the forward off re-entry waivers Wednesday.

The remainder of his $2.5-million-US contract will be split between the Rangers and Leafs and he'll become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Bell, of St. Paul's, Ont., has spent the entire season in the American Hockey League with the Toronto Marlies.

The 28-year-old arrived in Toronto from San Jose as part of the Vesa Toskala trade at the NHL draft in 2007. He was subsequently suspended 15 games by the league over a drunk-driving conviction in California.

In 445 career games with Chicago, San Jose and Toronto, he has 87 goals and 182 points.