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Johan Hedberg released from PTO; Four others sent to Hartford

Per Andrew Gross, the Rangers have released goaltender Johan Hedberg from his professional tryout. Hebderg was brought in while Martin Biron was out for personal reasons, but never got a chance to play in a preseason game. Both Biron and rookie Cam Talbot were great in their preseason game(s), earning more time. Unfortunately for Hedberg, he was the odd-man out.

Gross also notes that Michael St. Croix, Shawn O’Donnell, Brendon Nash, and Josh Nicholls were sent to Hartford. St. Croix will be expected to round out his defensive game while providing an offensive spark for the Pack, while the other three will likely play bottom-six roles.

Update: Ryan Bourque was sent to Hartford as well.

6 Responses to “Johan Hedberg released from PTO; Four others sent to Hartford”

  1. Sally says:

    I’m really confused by this Hedburg thing. If they were really interested, they would have let him play in at least one pre-season game.

    • Brian says:

      In all honesty, he might have been brought in just so they had a goalie in practice while Biron was away. But Vigneault just figured, “Hey, as long as he’s here, might as well use him to light a fire under Biron.”

  2. Stevo says:

    My guess is he wasn’t going to make the team so they did him a solid by letting him go early so that he can look elsewhere