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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