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Hedberg released from Rangers

Sep 18, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT

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Veteran goalie Johan Hedberg has been released from the New York Rangers, according to multiple reports.

Hedberg was with the Rangers on a professional tryout, and head coach Alain Vigneault did say last week there was a competition for the back-up spot (behind Henrik Lundqvist) between Hedberg and incumbent Martin Biron.

Grabbing that No. 2 role was always going to be a challenge for Hedberg, though. Not only is he 40 years old and coming off a tough season with the Devils, Biron has one season left on his contract, at a cap hit of $1.3 million.

Related: ‘Focused’ Biron returns to Rangers camp after two-day absence

  1. barkar942 - Sep 18, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Moose will be picked up by another team that has goalie injury issues and needs a reliable backup for the short term.

    • devilsarethebest - Sep 18, 2013 at 11:45 AM

      He clearly said he is not leaving his home in NJ.

  2. devilsarethebest - Sep 18, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Devils offered him an off ice job should he not get an NHL contract. So he’ll be back in Jersey soon.

  3. kingcobraman - Sep 18, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    moose is great guy , played well but come on man your 40 time to retire and enjoy life if its still in your blood coach or mentor…

  4. johnstone17 - Sep 18, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    I don’t think Biron stays either. Listening to Rosen & Michiletti, Rangers goalie coach, Benoit Allaire, thinks Cam Talbot is NHL ready right now. That’s where they are going to get the money to pay Stepan..

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