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New York Rangers recall goaltender Alexandar Georgiev, assign F Matt Beleskey and G Dustin Tokarski to Hartford.

Frank Curto

New York Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton announced Sunday night that the team has recalled goaltender Alexandar Georgiev from Hartford of the AHL.

The team also announced that forward Matt Beleskey and goalie Dustin Tokarski were sent down to the Hartford Wolf Pack.


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Georgiev has appeared in eight AHL games this season including a 25 save performance playing for Hartford on Dec.13. The Russian rookie also has appeared in eight games with the Rangers posting a 4-4 record with one shutout.

The backup to Henrik Lundqvist was sent to Hartford to get some game action in as the Rangers had a very light schedule to start the month.

Matt Beleskey played in four games with the Rangers this season and recorded his first goal with the team on Dec. 8 against the Florida Panthers. In 15 games with the Wolf Pack, Beleskey registered three goals with seven assists.

Dustin Tokarski was called up on Dec. 3 to take the place of Georgiev as Lundqvist’s backup. He did not see any game action but serves as a second netminder in practice. Tokarski has played in 10 games with Hartford posting a record of 5-3-1.

As the Rangers will now play more games as they head towards the New Year, Georgiev will be expected to play a share of games. Lundqvist will now need a little rest as the team has given up an unusual amount high-quality scoring chances in the past few games.

The Rangers host Anaheim in Tuesday night at the Garden.

UPDATE: Georgiev will get the start in goal Tuesday.

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