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The New York Rangers have invited Johan Hedberg to their trainng camp after Martin Biron is unable to show up due to personal reasons.

On July 4, 2013, Hedberg was placed on unconditional waivers for the intentions of a compliance buyout. The Devils bought out Hedberg as a result of a trade that sent Vancouver Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider to New Jersey. At 40 years old, Hedberg has little left in the tank to offer, and unless he somehow manages to steal a spot away from Biron, who has been known to be a reliable backup netmider in the past, he wont get anything better than an AHL starting gig.

Hedberg was drafted in the ninth round, 218th overall, in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers.  He has a 2.82 GAA and .901 save percentage in 373 career NHL games.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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