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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.
NYR have Marek Mazanec on waivers, which means he is signing with them and likely going to AHL
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 5, 2017
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.