Saturday night was the final game of the regular season in the AHL. Now that that’s done, NHL teams are going to be calling up backup players from the minors, who wont be golfing quite yet. One of the first teams to do so was the Rangers this afternoon when they announced via their twitter account that they recalled goaltender Magnus Hellberg from Hartford.
The Hartford Wolfpacks had a terrible season, finishing last in the league, winning only 24 games out of 76. Hellberg played 36 of them so you can consider him as fresh as any player can be. He also played one full game plus a third period with the Rangers this season. With 2.15 GAA in the minors, the 6’6’’ giant will keep his gear close in case anything happens to Lundqvist or Raanta.
Drafted 38th overall by Nashville in 2011, Hellberg was traded in 2015 to the Rangers against a 6th round pick in this years upcoming draft.
Hopefully the rangers won’t be needing him during the playoff. It's nothing against him, but Alain Vigneault must want to keep ‘’the King’’ in the net as long as possible with the way he is playing right now.