Feb 13, 2014, 3:53 PM EST
Goalie Johan Hedberg may have thought his time with the New Jersey Devils organization was at an end when the team bought him out over the summer.
The 40-year-old Swede signed a professional try-out agreement with the AHL Albany Devils. Before you let your imagination get away with you, according to Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice, Hedberg is in Albany to help with their goaltending depth problems.
“[Keith] Kinkaid is hurt and they needed another goalie and I was around and available, so here I am,” Hedberg said.
Any player bought out by a team cannot play for that team during the season following the buyout. Hedberg can play for any of the other 29 teams this season, but can’t even be traded back to New Jersey.
- Video: Pacioretty taken to hospital, reportedly no hearing expected for Stoner after questionable hit 4
- Video: Canadiens honor long-time captain Saku Koivu 2
- Crosby back for Pens after missing three games with the mumps 1
- Comparing the shot differentials of all 30 teams 9
- PHT interviews Jim Nill, who’s ‘not surprised’ by Stars’ early-season struggles 2
- Mark Howe on his father’s health: ‘He’s back in the ballgame’ 3
- Holland: ‘I’m not against fighting’ 8
- Preds’ Neal fined for diving 24
- After surprising start, Flames sign Hartley to multi-year contract extension 5
- Update your wallcharts: Rangers confirm Brassard has mumps 11