Marek Mazanec on Waivers; to Sign with Rangers

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According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the New York Rangers have placed G Marek Mazanec on waivers with the intent to sign him.

Mazanec, last under contract with the Nashville Predators, terminated his deal this summer to pursue an opportunity in the KHL with HC Slovan Bratislava. Mazanec struggled playing for Slovan, however, posting an .899 SV% through 23 games this season.

His NHL performance hasn’t been much better. With a career .895 SV% and 2.97 GAA, it’s unlikely the Rangers have any intentions of allowing him near the big club. Instead, as Friedman notes, he’s likely headed to the Hartford Wolf Pack, the Rangers’ AHL affiliate – a league where his numbers have been far better, averaging a .912 SV% with the Milwalkee Admirals from 2015 to 2017.

As CapFriendly explained earlier today, having played overseas this season, Mazanec required waivers to return to the NHL this season.

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by booze and wingz
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    I thought this said Mrazek and was confused until I clicked the CFC link. hahaha.

    Where can I read more about how waivers work? I get it when the player is already on the NHL club and then gets sent to the AHL. But that's now what's happening in this scenario, right?
    He terminated his KHL contract; why isn't he a free agent and why do the Rangers have him on waivers? Maybe I just don't understand how the term waivers is being used here.



    All players that played overseas, during the current nhl season, are subject to waivers upon re-entry to the NHL.





    Quote Originally Posted by ThirtyONE
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    I don't really know much about this guy but could this mean anything for Pavelic who's been shaky at best?



    I kind of doubt it. Mazanec has been poor in the KHL and poor in the NHL. The only thing I can think if is that they're taking a flyer on him and hoping that a year under Allaire can help him turn into a backup. Kind of like what they tried with Hellburg.
    I thought this said Mrazek and was confused until I clicked the CFC link. hahaha.

    Where can I read more about how waivers work? I get it when the player is already on the NHL club and then gets sent to the AHL. But that's now what's happening in this scenario, right?
    He terminated his KHL contract; why isn't he a free agent and why do the Rangers have him on waivers? Maybe I just don't understand how the term waivers is being used here.

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