Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Rangers Re-Sign Goalie Chad Johnson

Some minor news to mention: the Rangers have agreed to terms with RFA goalie Chad Johnson on a one-year, two-way deal worth $525,000. Johnson has spent the majority of the past two seasons playing for the Rangers' AHL affiliate, but he's seen some time with the big club after the Rangers waived Steve Valiquette two seasons ago, and again last season after Marty Biron broke his collarbone and missed the last several weeks of the season. Overall, the 25-year-old has put up a 2.59 GAA and .911 save percentage in six games with the Rangers.

Johnson struggled mightily last season with the Connecticut Whale, posting a 2.72 GAA and .901 save percentage while compiling a 16-19-3 record in 40 games. Johnson, who was acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2009, will provide goaltending depth for the Rangers in the minors this season as insurance for Marty Biron and Henrik Lundqvist.

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