Hedberg released from Rangers

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Veteran goalie Johan Hedberg has been released from the New York Rangers, according to multiple reports.

Hedberg was with the Rangers on a professional tryout, and head coach Alain Vigneault did say last week there was a competition for the back-up spot (behind Henrik Lundqvist) between Hedberg and incumbent Martin Biron.

Grabbing that No. 2 role was always going to be a challenge for Hedberg, though. Not only is he 40 years old and coming off a tough season with the Devils, Biron has one season left on his contract, at a cap hit of $1.3 million.

Related: ‘Focused’ Biron returns to Rangers camp after two-day absence