The New York Rangers have reportedly made another move with their backup goaltender, sending Alexandar Georgiev back to Hartford.
The New York Rangers have reportedly sent Alexandar Georgiev back to the Hartford Wolf Pack according to the AHL transactions page.
According to the AHL transactions web page https://t.co/u3TDndbR63
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Georgiev has appeared in four games this season allowing 15 goals in four starts. He has a 3-1 record with a 3.63 goals against average and a .897 save percentage.
The man getting the call to replace Georgiev is Marek Mazanec who was part of the goaltending battle to be the backup goaltender entering the season. The 27-year-old replaced Georgiev for a game behind the bench when the team chose to give Georgiev some playing time in the minors. Mazanec has not appeared in an NHL game since Dec. 8, 2016, when he was a member of the Nashville Predators.
Sending Georgiev to Hartford has to be another attempt to get the 22-year-old more action than he is getting currently. The plan all along was to make sure Georgiev would see minutes, which is critical for his development.
His games this season have shown some good signs along with some growing pains. He’s continued to face numerous amounts of shots seeing 145 in just four games, 36.25 shots per game.
The Rangers schedule is about to get heavy as the team will not have consecutive days off until Nov. 28 and Nov. 29. The team has a set of back-to-back games against the Flyers and Capitals during Thanksgiving weekend.
New York has yet to make the news official, as the team is taking part in an event with season ticket members Tuesday night.