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Johan Hedberg signs PTO with Devils’ AHL team

Feb 13, 2014, 3:53 PM EDT

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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.

Think again.

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.

We last saw Hedberg in New York Rangers training camp battling Martin Biron for the backup job behind Henrik Lundqvist. Biron beat him out, but retired shortly thereafter.

If you’re thinking Hedberg is being warmed up to potentially take Martin Brodeur‘s spot in New Jersey should they trade him, that can’t happen since Hedberg was bought out by the Devils.

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.

  1. alexcolesays - Feb 13, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Is this the sign that Martys on his way out the door?

    • alexcolesays - Feb 13, 2014 at 4:38 PM

      Note to self: read full article next time.

  2. martysbetter86 - Feb 13, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    Idk… I think Lou is up to something. As far as I know (and I could be wrong) Kinkaid ‘ s injury is only a minor pulled goin muscle. I feel like with Marty and Lou meeting to discuss his possible future. .. now moose… sounds like Kinkaid could be on his way to back up Schneider and rumor has it Chicago has a very big interest in Marty.

    no matter what happens, we love you marty!!!

    • martysbetter86 - Feb 13, 2014 at 6:32 PM

      Groin*

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