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Rangers Recall Hellberg on Emergency Basis

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / New York Rangers

New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has recalled goaltender Magnus Hellberg from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis.

Hellberg, 26, has appeared in 35 games with the Wolf Pack this season, posting a 12-14-5 record, along with a 2.86 GAA, a .905 SV%, and 1 SO. He stopped 25 of 27 shots he faced in his last AHL start/appearance on Apr. 8 against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and he stopped all 20 shots he faced to earn his first shutout of the season on Mar. 31 against Hershey. 

The 6-6, 209-pounder has appeared in three career NHL games with Nashville and the Rangers. Hellberg made his debut with the Blueshirts on Dec. 20, 2015 vs. Washington. He has appeared in one game with the Rangers in 2016-17, stopping all four shots he faced in the third period on Jan. 17 vs. Dallas.

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